BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD’s WILL!
"Now then we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." 2Corinthians 5:20
IN JESUS TODAY!
Appointed by God to declare his will, Abraham Lincoln was instructed from his youth and separated from the traditional up-bringing that the ways of the world teach, instead he was taught by God. He was brought up by a poor family on the Western Frontier in a young nation that was growing into a World Power. He was what the world would call, a Self-Made Man, but I would rather like to call him a God-Made Man that was separated and taught by God for a specific purpose in the world.
Like David, Abraham had a very small and humble beginning. David, as in King David also started in a humble way, he was separated as a Shepherd Boy and taught leadership by God. He learned leadership through the feeding of his Father's sheep. As we read,
“But David went and returned from Saul to feed his Father’s sheep at Bethlehem.” 1Samuel 15:15
Later David went on to be the King of all of Israel and the Ambassador of God's will for God's people. Abraham Lincoln, like David was taken from a small beginning and appointed the Ambassador for God's Will when he was elected to be the 16th President of the United States of America, and his mission had a great purpose, but the primary purpose was to bring God's heart regarding slavery and freedom to the American people. Like David and Abraham, we are all Ambassadors for God and we are called to bring God's Will to the people. You might be little and might also come from humble means, but God has a great purpose for you. We cannot allow ourselves to despise small beginnings.
"For who hath despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth." Zechariah 4:10
Do not despise small beginnings because they may be the beginnings to the largest event and to the manifestation of God's plan in your life!
GOD IS DOING GREAT THINGS!