When we read the Bible there key players.
They’re kind of like the A-list celebrities of the Bible.
You got Jesus. duh.
Adam/Eve. Noah. Moses. Mary and Joseph. Sarah. Ruth.
The list goes on…
But the point is that we see them as the big timers of the Word, and they were nobodies in their time. I mean prolly somebodies within their circle of influence, but even the big timers like King David and Solomon. They weren’t living to be written about. They were just living. They were walking out their lives.
I guarantee you Mary had no clue she would be the main event of a best selling Book for decades to come. That some people would actually pray to her. She was just a 14 year-old, scared, little girl. They were all people like you and me. Making courageous decisions. Or not so courageous. Praying to a mighty God. Being scared that it wouldn’t work out.
Walking through each emotion that accompanied their process. But they were the nobodies of their time, just like you and me, praying to One who was bigger and better and able to meet their needs. You know when Joshua prayed, he was scared. I bet if people in the Bible knew that they would one day be recorded about they prolly would have made such better choices.Ya know, like if you know someone is watching you it’s so much easier to do the sweet thing. If Joshua would have known he would eventually be the guy who everyone would read about when they needed to be reminded that God knew our plan before we were born, I bet he would have acted more hardcore. Like no God, I got this. I know you got a plan.
But no. He didn’t.
He lifted up (prolly with a shaky voice even) cries to God for help and protection and guidance and courage.
Because he was scared.
And I pray to the same God.
Not like ‘man we were both faithful, but lived thousands of years apart’.
Like, I have had conversations with one of the same people as Joshua. And Mary. And Moses. Heck, even Joel Osteen or Scott Thomas.
I see people doing great things and assume they have some special life or connection or some special God or God just likes them more.
I guess it’s true what they say about people all being connected by 5 degrees… interesting.
So why do I assume that God can’t give me the same powerful answers as He gave to Moses, Mary and Joshua? Just because I can see the end of their story doesn’t mean that it was an easy ending to come to.
Know today that God isn’t just the lifter of your head, but He answered BIG prayers like splitting an ocean into two parts, putting a baby inside of a virgin woman, and leading a young boy into a leadership role of a tribe of people.
He looks at your biggest desire with not a drop of concern.
He can do the same for whatever it is that we even think in our mind or whisper about through our tears at night. He answered BIG prayers of little, insignificant, people. He asked for no criteria first. Just a willing and righteous heart.
This is what I know and this is what I will hold in my heart.
Just something to think about: What if our lives were going to be written about in thousands of years to come. What role would be yours?