Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ripe and ready

Words of warning from Amos are found today in Amos 7 and 8. The king tells Amos to get out. To go back to the land of Judah and earn your living. Amos replied, I'm not a professional. I wasn't trained to give prophesy. I just take care of sycamore-fig trees and God called me to warn the people. Have you been there? Oh not warning the people, but God called you to do something and you keep telling everybody that will listen I'm not trained for this? Me too!

He knows! He knows we aren't trained and He still calls all of us to share about HIM! He takes the each and everyone, if we are willing to be obedient to share about Him. Sometimes it is easier to share what He ask than others.

Amos had a tough job. He had to share that Israel was ready for judgment! No the fruit wasn't a symbol of the joyful picking time - this time! NOPE it was a sign for the time for ripe for judgment! Words no one would want to hear and yet this simple shepherd, that cares for sycamore-fig trees shared these difficult words with the people. He was obedient!

Are we obedient today? Are we listening to what God is calling us to do for Him? Are we ready to share even a difficult word with others? The task will not always be easy or simple, but it is what God might be calling you to do...

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Ripe for judgement, the day is coming!