I often hear people crying out for more of God, to see His face, to hear His thoughts and know His ways. Can I tell you a secret?
The Lord is searching throughout the earth looking for the ones He can trust. He's looking for the people with whom He can entrust the deep matters of His heart. He's looking for the ones who won't hurt Him, who won't turn their backs when it's hard and, most importantly, obey His word.
If you are searching for more, praying the Lord would entrust more of His glory to you, then show God you can be trusted. How do you steward your family, finances, job and relationships? As I've grown in my faith over decades, I have found that God promotes those who can be trusted. Even when it's hard or painful, will you trust Him? As co-heirs with Christ, we must rise above fear and the ways of the world and put our faith in the Creator of the universe. His ways are much higher than our ways, and His thoughts higher than our thoughts. Take a step back and look at your life, look at what the Lord has currently entrusted you with. You should feel confident that you have taken seriously what God has placed before you.
Friends, this is not always an easy task. Being a friend of God requires great sacrifice; it requires a crucified life. Money, pride, self-gain and idols all must be burned up in the fire. Surrender your own will for His. Allow the Lord to burn out everything in you that does not look like Jesus. The Bible says that we will be crucified with Christ; we must pick up our cross and follow Him.
While dying to yourself isn't easy and can be painful, I can tell you He's so worth it. Jesus is so beautiful. He hung upon a tree, cursed, beaten, whipped, scorned and stripped naked. The least we can do is offer ourselves as living sacrifices, living lives that are holy and pleasing to the Lord. When God starts to entrust you with more of Himself, you will soon grasp that there isn't one thing the world can offer that compares to the risen King. To learn more about being faithful with the little, tune into one of my recent podcast episode of Awaken the Wonder with Evangelist Caleb Wampler on Charisma Podcast Network here.
Evangelist Caleb Wampler is founder and CEO of Kingdom Encounters International. He has seen hundreds of thousands of people come to Jesus in countries that are hostile to the gospel, witnessed incredible miracles and regularly experiences God's wonder. For more information on Evangelist Caleb Wampler, check out his ministry site at kingdomencounters.us. Stay connected through Evangelist Caleb's social media. You can find him on Facebook here and on YouTube here.
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