By Maili Super
As I was praying I saw a small boy standing next to a pond, skipping rocks. The Lord was speaking with the boy in the stillness, telling him that when he was grown that the Lord had a BIG job for him to do. The little boy does not really understand what his heavenly Father is saying to him, but quickly agrees with the Father and says yes Lord what ever you need for me to do.
As the little boy reaches teenage years he had forgotten all about the promise that he had made to the Father, BUT the Father Never forgot the promise made to Him by His son. He continues to grow and the boy would sometimes even hear the Lord speak to him, but the boy was just having fun for the moment. The boy even gets into a bit of trouble, in the name of Fun.
The boy now in his 20’s and the Lord makes his call known to the boy. The Lord speaks to his heart and reminds him of the day at the pond when he made that commitment so many years before. The boy tells the Lord, but Lord I have been rebellious, and I have gone my own way. How is it now that you call me to do your work? Lord no one will listen to me. No one will take me seriously.
The Lord speaks to him deep in his heart and tells him that He will be the one that puts the words into his mouth. He will be the one that cause others to stop and listen, and that He was the one that qualifies men. The Lord tells this boy I have Chosen you, before the foundations of time, I told you this, as a small child that I had need of you to do a great work for Me. Will you now deny Me?
The boy hangs his head and agrees with the Lord. You are right, he told the Lord and I am a man of my word, so here I am Lord. The Lord tells the man that He called him to be a Preacher. That He was going to make a huge impact on all those that he touched, by the words that the Lord gave him. And the Lord followed through with His promise to the boy to make him more than he could ever imagine. For the remainder of his life he served the Lord preaching and touching all that he came into contact with until the end of his days.
The Lord gave me this word about my childhood pastor, but said this word was spoken over many others, that have the call placed on their life. I feel the Lord is calling many Men to the forefronts of their destiny, and others the Lord is calling back to Him. He is placing His voice in their hearts and calling them from near and far to complete the work He has called them to do. The Lord is reminding them, of who they are in Him, and tugging at their hearts to complete the Good work He started in them. The Lord is both calling those that have not started their journey, in ministry, and to the prodigal son to bring them back home. And just like the boy from this word the Lord promised to uphold His covenant over His Sons Forever! AMEN!
4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
7 But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 55:6-7 (NKJV)
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.