Do Your Part

“Do Your Part” by Kirk Hunt


So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Joshua 6:20 (KJV)


Israel did not have siege engines to destroy the walls or gates of Jericho. Digging under the walls, if possible, would have required far more than seven days. Only God could execute the miracle of knocking down Jericho’s walls with a trumpet choir.


God’s intervention didn’t excuse Israel from their part. The soldiers and inhabitants of the city remained after the walls fell. Even after the miracle, the hard and perilous fighting to capture the city remained.


It is a miracle that you are where you are. God has orchestrated events for you. He has maneuvered you, and those around you, to be in the right places at the right times.


All of that, so you can do your part. God has set you up for incredible blessing and prosperity. Now you have to get off the couch and do your part in His plan.


Think: God has set me up, so I can do my part.


Pray: “Father-God, help me to do my part in Your plan for my life..”



Copyright © January 2011, Kirk Hunt

Workout

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“Workout” by Kirk Hunt


Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Philippians 2:12 (KJV)


I am a athlete. I became an athlete when I committed to pursue athletics. As I continue to pursue athletics, I remain an athlete.


My sore, tired muscles argue with me. They tell me that I’m not an athlete at all. An athlete would be able to do more, with greater ease.


My muscles lie. I may not be an Olympian, but I am an athlete. Every sweaty workout takes me closer to my goals.


I am a Christian. I became a Christian when I committed myself to Christ. As I continue to pursue Christ, I remain a Christian.


My faults and errors argue with me. They tell me I’m not a Christian at all. A Christian would be better and do better, with greater ease.


My faults and errors lie. I may not be perfected, but I am a Christian. Every spiritual exercise takes me closer to Christ.


Pursue Christ. Whatever takes. Stay at it. No matter what happens. Every workout, especially the sweaty ones, makes you more like Him.


Think: Every day, every spiritual exercise takes me closer to my goal: Christ.


Pray: “Lord, help me to work out my salvation in You.”



Copyright © October 2010, Kirk Hunt

In Heavenly Places

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“In Heavenly Places” by Kirk Hunt

 

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalms 91:1 KJV

 

It’s been one of those days at work. I sigh and try to focus on my next task. Suddenly, even simple concentration seems beyond me.

 

“Help Lord.” It is the cry of a son to his father. I am a limited man appealing to an infinite God. I dare to ask.

 

In the blink of an eye, everything changes. The cut-rate carpet becomes a gold-plated floor. The harsh florescent light transforms to the warm glow of the Menorah. In my heart and mind I am now at the Mercy Seat and in the presence of God.

 

For a time, I just breathe. His grace and mercy is a rare atmosphere. His provision and care is a rich incense.

 

I stop short of speaking my complaints and questions. Instead, I pour out my gratitude and adoration. My presence in this place of refuge and restoration is solution enough.

 

He draws close. His power is obvious. His sovereignty absolute. His love for me without question.

 

All too soon, I’m back in the workplace. My brief journey to God’s secret place reminds me I live under God’s influence. I dwell in His domain and under His power. It shall be well.

 

Think : No matter where I sit, I live in God’s power and influence.

 

Pray: “Lord, help me dwell in the secret place of Your power and influence.”

 

 

Copyright © August 2010, Kirk Hunt

Ramp Yourself Up

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“Ramp Yourself Up” by Kirk Hunt

 

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

 

Be skeptical of the press releases. Discount the glowing documentaries. Ignore at least half the criticisms. They worked hard for their success.

 

Every accomplished man or woman has a story of long hours of practice and study. Even the gifted and talented labor hard for their successes. Any one, who achieves any thing, leaves tears, sweat and even blood on the training floor.

 

I encourage you to ramp yourself up. His call on your life requires it. His Word promises you can do it.

 

Paul directed Timothy to improve his knowledge of Scripture. An accomplished pastor and teacher, Timothy already knew Scripture well. Still, Paul encouraged his protege to study himself up to the next level.

 

God has a high and mighty calling for your life. Perhaps you’re already living out that calling. To be what God wants you to be, you need to study Scripture as never before.

 

God calls you to become the best. Being first class requires hard work and long hours. Still, who wants to be second rate?

 

Think : God has called me to be the best, even though I have to work hard for it.

 

Pray: “Lord, help me enable and equip myself to build Your Kingdom.”

 

 

Copyright © April 2010, Kirk Hunt