How many ways do you think God works through you each day? Probably more than we could even imagine. What great thing will God do through you today?
Just as Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines arrived to attack Israel. But the Lord spoke with a mighty voice of thunder from heaven that day, and the Philistines were thrown into such confusion that the Israelites defeated them. 1 Samuel 7:10
In our verse for today, Samuel was standing in the gap between God and His people. The Lord answered him and the enemy was miraculously defeated.
You don’t have to be performing a religious exercise for God to work through you. You just need to be in a place where God can use you.
I’ve heard people say things like, “if I’m not telling the truth may the Lord . . .” And all of a sudden a loud noise or crack was heard. It happened before they got all the words out of their mouth. Many times it’s a coincidence when that happens, or is it?
It certainly wasn’t in this portion of scripture. God thundered from the heavens and it was so convincing it confused the enemy. Interestingly these verses for some reason never became very well known.
What is different about this portion of scripture from others where it’s recorded that God made a thunderous presence. For some reason, this story isn’t nearly as popular as others.
What Great Thing Will God Do
It’s not like the sun standing still or a blinding light from heaven. It’s not about when Jesus visited with 2 Old Testament saints on a mountain top.
In today’s story, there was no voice declaring how good Jesus is nor was there fire falling from heaven.
No, it was a stand-alone story of how the Philistines were about to interrupt Samuel’s holy sacrifice.
So, God thundered in a loud voice, confusing the enemy, thus giving Israel the victory. For Samuel, this was probably nothing out of the ordinary. Because he had come to expect God to see the hand of God, or in this case, hear the voice of the Lord.
What Will God Do Through You Today?
In my opinion, God can do a great thing today. For that matter He can do great things everyday, some publicized and others just happen.
We tend to rank what He does with where and how they happen. Along with who they happen through. When it comes to the moving of God’s hand none of those 3 things are important.
God is going to do great things. Whether He chooses to use me or not, I am ready. If He decides to do something big or small, I am ready.
As He uses others, I will rejoice with them and I will still be ready. So get ready he may do something great in or through you today!
A related post you may enjoy is What is the Difference Between Good and Righteous?
Lord thank you for the stories of your workings tucked in and around the lives of people all around us — including me.
In our willingness of God using us for the benefit of others, we also can receive a miracle. Here is a related post you can check out called Do You Need A Miracle?
Also read an excellent post on Worship called, How To Worship God With All Of Your Life.
You can real all of 1 Samuel 7 here
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