THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Does God see me?
Does He notice me at all?
To answer that I want you to look with me at a man named Matthias. He was the thirteenth disciple! (Acts 1:26)
I wrote a post on him two years ago so I am not going to tell his story again. Instead you can read his story here.
But what I want to do is answer those two important questions.
“So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from the men who were with us the entire we were travelling with the Lord Jesus-from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus resurrection.” Acts 1:21
For the entire three years of Jesus ministry we don’t hear of Matthias! He was in the background. What did he have to deal with in the three years of Jesus ministry? That question is hard to answer because there is not much on Matthias.
All we know is after three years he was chosen to take Judas Iscariot’s place. He was chosen to be a disciple!
He may have felt left out
He may have thought Jesus had forgotten about him,
but the truth of the matter is,
He wasn’t forgotten.
He was seen and noticed! God had a plan for his life!
Like Matthias, you are seen! You are not forgotten.
Your time will come. You may be in the background witnessing other people be exalted, getting married, and so on but your time will come. Be faithful like Matthias. He never left during the three years of Jesus ministry! He served God faithfully!
Did he deal with discouragement? Maybe!
Did he ever think he was not important to God? Maybe?
Despite all that he served God, he stuck with Him! That is all that mattered. He wasn’t seeking recognition with people.
Serving the Lord was what mattered!
Remain faithful to God this year. He sees you even if it feels like he doesn’t.
He is with you even if it seems like He has abandoned you! (that is a lie from the devil. He will never abandon you!)
He hears your prayers even if it seems like He has ignored you.
Happy new Year to you. 2015 is filled with such promise! God be with you all…..!