Become a Major in God’s Eyes
By Kim D’souza
Ever thought of minor prophet Hosea?
The Bible categorizes prophetic books into Major and Minor. Of course, the minor prophets were in no way lesser in stature or power than the major, but the distinction is done on the basis of length of the books written by them – books of the major prophets are longish, while the books of the minor prophets are relatively short.
Hosea 1:2 says – When the LORD first spoke to Hosea, He told him, “Go, take a prostitute as your wife and have children of adultery, because this land is flagrantly prostituting itself by departing from the LORD.”
Picture it – this is the first time God is speaking to Hosea. And it was not a message of encouragement or edification, but something that required Hosea to take a drastic step.
I think Hosea was intimate with God because He knew the voice of God at the first go. Only when you have walked with someone long enough, you will know their heart. There was no doubt in Hosea’s mind that it was the voice of God.
He knew the heart of God well, even when the way of the Lord didn’t make much sense.
Hosea knew his call, and he didn’t waste any time in comparing himself to the other prophets of his time, but followed his tough assignment whole-heartedly.
What will make us major in the eyes of God is not the titles we carry or the ministry numbers we flaunt, but how closely we know God and fulfil our assignment He has for our lives.
This season, can I encourage you to:
Know God intimately and
Know his assignment for your life!
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