Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,… Ezra 1:1
Cyrus king of Persia, ruled over all the kingdoms of the earth. A pagan king, yet the scripture says that his spirit was stirred up by God himself. God actually spoke to and used an unbeliever to bless his children. The commandment: to build Him a house.
God works in ways we cannot imagine or understand. He stirred up the spirit of a man that did not know him, in order to tell his children to build God’s house. He also made certain that there was provision for those who were to be left behind. He made king Cyrus a blessing to the children of Israel.
It calls my attention, that the proclamation was to take care of the most important issue, God’s house, everything else would be taken care of. That’s why when God calls us, God will provide all of our needs, He is a God of order. The profound calling in this story, is to build the place of worship, our heart. To choose Him above everything. He will then use whichever means He so pleases to, in order to accomplish the purpose and plan in our lives. He will turn around your circumstances and change what might seem impossible. He might use powerful people, or the most insignificant to the human understanding. He is God, Creator of the Universe, Beginning and The End, why then we question so much? If He has no beginning and no end, why we limit Him?
Don’t water down your faith, don’t be discouraged, He will move the heart and spirit of those that will be a blessing to your life. Be prepared, seek Him with all your being, and build him a place of worship. It might happen that the Lord will stir up your spirit and do powerful things in you and through you.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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