My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptation; for behold, we count them happy which endure. For when we endure we prove to the world of what breed of species we are and in so doing we grow into full maturity of Christ.
Do not panic when you pass through fire and test of trials as silver tried in a furnace of earth. So shall you come out as a lion in its secret places, bold and fierce in his appearance and words.
Judah is a lion’s whelp from the prey, my son thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion, who shall rouse him up. Gen49:9
The Place of Transformation
Wilt thou hurt the prey for the lion? Or fill the appetite of the young lions?
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait. Job 38:39-40
Maturity is the act of creating one’s means of feeding, there is no honor in being fed. Nothing makes great as self discovery, great grace is not free you work it out. You can’t take from the future what you don’t sow there. The future is just a reflection of what you sow today. If you are too smart to labor you are too big to reap.
Therefore nothing happens suddenly in any man’s life. It is sudden because you aren’t expecting it. Anyone you overlook or underestimate can tend to make a sudden impact on you.
Two mighty tools for transformation
- I was discussing with a friend and I said “Do you remember we use to play with candle fire as kids?” she said yes but have you ever thought of playing with life wire on the pole? She said ‘haa, no oo’. That’s how our life looks when we carry enough fire of the Holy ghost. When we wait enough in the strong hold and blow the fire into flames. It takes a settled fire to show blue flames. When stove is showing red it either the burner isn’t set properly or the fire has not settled i.e burn enough. And there is no gas cooker that shows red fire, no, I have not seen one rather blue, due to the constant availability of gas the fire turns blue. Many temptation are as a result of fire-less Christian life or playable fire like candle fire.
When you see a wrestler who is going to lose a fight, he will burn his strength fighting those outside the ring, the real man he ought to fight is inside the ring waiting for him and by the time he gets inside the ring he is tired. Therefore, staying on a fresh fire is the only way of keeping unnecessary temptation off your life and facing the real giant.
- Dens: These means home or ensconce. There is no giant lion without a den, every fiery lion is den built. Giants have lineage, a traceable path to their abilities. There is no magic in being a giant, it’s a product of where you come from.
Note: Dreaming to be a giant is not a good dream, we learn to grow into giant.
Ps78:70 “He choose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds”.
That David became a shepherd shouldn’t surprise anyone because he grew in the sheepfold. Contrary to what many are confessing, your environment and people you surround yourself with have great impacts on you and can determine what you become. You are saying something but becoming something else. Confession is only actualize when you belong to the right place.
Maybe all you need to make the difference is just to change and belong to some group of people, environment or even change your church. Nothing changes until you change. Abide in your dens.
Am Joseph Sam