Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Lord Has Need of You

“The Lord Has Need of You”           

Can you describe yourself in a word?  Though there’d be many words, I can say a word that works for all of us.
That word is prophetic. 
God prophesied over each of us before we were born and David spoke of it:

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!          −Psalm 139:1-4; 13-17.

SO− Before we were even born, God spoke over us. He prophesied over each of us. He caused each one of us to be born on the day we were born, where we were born, and to the parents to whom we were born. AND to each of us He spoke a Prophetic Assignment! 
If you’re a parent, He gave you those specific children for such a time as this−for their own Prophetic Assignment.
God has prophesied His plan for each of us and when we enter His family through Jesus and do things His way, it will come to pass just as He ordained for us. We do have a choice in the matter. That’s called free will.
AND−God has need of us!
A few days before His crucifixion, Jesus sent two of his disciples into a village to get the donkey he would ride into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday. 
Jesus said to them, “… you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.  And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’”
Like the little donkeys, the Lord has need of you and me too−to walk out our Prophetic Assignments. Let’s not forget our assignment was prophesied over us before we were even born. When we walk in our prophetic assignment, we’ll stay close to God every day. His Spirit, in us, will be our constant companion and guide. 

And notice, Jesus told the disciples to loose the donkeys.  We often need to be loosed from something or maybe many things before we can be used of God. Each day, we should ask God if there’s something we need to be cut loose from in order to do His bidding on that day.

Often our lives may seem simple and mundane. We may feel that were not fulfilling a Prophetic Assignment. But, as we go day to day serving Him, even in menial ways, He’s using us and preparing us for what’s next in His eternal plan. Our Prophetic Assignment is His eternal plan for us.

Look at Mary−One day God stepped into her life when she was about 15 years old. Before she was born God had chosen her to bear His Son. He had already spoken an incredible destiny, her Prophetic Assignment, over her while she was in her mother’s womb. Like the little donkey, God had need of her.
She knew she was in over her head. She was a pregnant virgin! But how did she respond? She said, “… be it unto me according to your word,” and she entered into God’s redemptive plan. God had handpicked her for such a time in history.
So, what Prophetic Assignment has God spoken over you and me? What has God chosen for us to do with our lives? Why did He put us on His earth HERE and NOW at this amazing time in history? What’s the destiny He has chosen for each of us?
How have we answered His call?  Like Mary did we say, “Be it unto me according to your word.”?
What can we do in order to know His Prophetic Assignment?  We each must ask God to show us what we need to do in order to fulfill what He prophesied over us before our birth.
For a moment, close your eyes and see yourself in your mother’s womb−a seed− then a tiny little fetal positioned baby, wiggling and growing.  See your Creator−the God of the Universe−looking at your unformed body with His hand outstretched, prophesying His Word over you.
What’s He saying?  He wants us to know what he is saying!
Like Mary, we need to take a risk. Like the donkeys, we need to be loosed from something. 
When God called me to start writing things that others would read, I certainly felt that I was taking a risk! AND I needed to be loosed from some things. Did God prophesy that over me when I was an embryo? I believe He did.
SO let’s make every effort to fulfill our Prophetic Assignments.  We each need to do our part in His Kingdom. And we can be 100% confident that our Creator will do His.


  1. Great encouragement. I wake each morning asking God, "What do you have for your servant today" My ideas for the day have been totally changed after my morning prayer. God is so good to use the likes of us. Praise His glorious name.

    1. Yes, Cherrilynn, I thoroughly understand. Sometimes we're surprised and very often challenged by what our Father has in store for us. So glad He's trustworthy!

  2. This is a new perspective for me, Connie. I never thought of God prophesying over me before I was born. It makes my service for Him even more compelling. I am doing works for Him that have been prophesied for no one else to do. Like Cherrilynn, I often as God to direct my day but then I go my own way. I am His unique servant.

    1. Sherry, isn't it exciting to know He has had a divine idea on His mind all along? Yes, compelling indeed. I know what you mean about going your own way--I've done same many times. We must keep in the forefront of our minds that His ways and His thoughts are much higher and better than our own. Thanks for your comment.