After listening to Ptr Paul’s message this morning, there’s one word that really struck me. It was not the highlight of the message in fact but it came to me like a bomb and the Lord spoke to me through the word —perhaps!
Perhaps is an expression of some sort of uncertainty yet it’s the same word Jonathan used when he called his armour bearer to go up and invade Philistine garrison.
Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; PERHAPS the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:6, NASB (emphasis added)
Jonathan was not sure yet he moved up in courage. He was not certain yet he took the step. He didn’t know what awaited him yet he pursued his destiny. He didn’t have any idea of the future but he knew his God!
Not having the full picture is the perfect picture of walking by faith. It is where we discover that God has actually bigger things on mind than what we know.
Perhaps God is just waiting for the same courage from you. Perhaps HE is just waiting for you to take that bold step. Perhaps HE is just asking you to move up and take what is yours. Perhaps HE is teaching you to let go and move towards your promised land. Perhaps HE is just asking you to take your full assurance from who HE is!
Perhaps and many more perhaps. Most of the times, God will not tell you what’s on the other line but you wouldn’t really know unless you cross it – be bold and embrace!
PS – I have written this on 28 Sep 2013.