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uncover the hidden blessing

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These are the last words of David recorded in the Bible:

The inspired utterance of David, the son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High.

While reading this verse, a few questions came to my mind.

‘Why does the passage highlight “son of Jesse”? Why did God inspire the writer to specifically mention this? Why not just say “King David?

To me that would have been a stronger, more powerful description.

I kept going back to the text. That is when the understanding came. Jesse, the father of David needed to be mentioned, as a memorial, particularly because these were going to be David’s final words on earth.

Going a bit back, chapter 15 of the book of Samuel narrates how God was displeased with King Saul for his disobedience and tells Samuel that He has chosen a future king to replace Saul and asks him to anoint one of Jesse’s sons. Only, God does not tell him which son.

Sometimes, precious blessings are hidden, and God does not reveal them in one go!

When the day of anointing arrived, Jesse showcases all his sons except David.

At first glance, Eliab, the oldest son of Jesse catches Samuel’s eye, he is an impressive young man. Looking at this tall and handsome man Samuel thinks this must be God’s choice for King. But God reminded Samuel that God’s anointed is not chosen because of physical attributes but that He bases His decisions on inward character and the  person’s heart. Samuel tells Jesse that none of the seven sons he presented are chosen and asks Jesse if he has any more sons.

Then, David, the youngest son of Jesse, who was taking care of the sheep is called and the spirit of God tells Samuel, ‘Anoint him, he is the chosen one’.

The day David killed Goliath; Jesse had actually sent David to deliver food for his brothers. Up until that day, David’s own father had absolutely no idea that David was the chosen one of God.

You can be someone special yet remain insignificant for a prolonged period of time.

This reminds me of Abram before God changed his name to Abraham. In Genesis chapter 15 when God decrees a blessing over Abram, he is troubled and reasons with God that any blessings and wealth may not do much good as it will all be inherited by his servant. This was the time when Abram was old in age and childless.

Physical attributes often do not reveal the hidden potential that God can see.

God assures Abram that his own son would inherit the blessings and promises to bless him with children as many as the stars in number.

The Bible says Abram believed God which is accounted to him as righteousness which qualifies him to be holy.

God makes a big deal of ‘believing’.

In John chapter 1: Verse 45-46:

Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

Nathanael’s response is filled with remorse. He believes that Nazareth is hopeless and nothing good can come out of a town with such low social status. But that was not the truth. Because while the people nurtured negative thoughts about their surroundings, God always had their town in His mind. God had chosen Nazareth as the birthplace for Jesus.

God chooses the least likely to accomplish His most important work.

What is our call to action?

Maybe you are like David, humble beginnings, no one realizing or willing to believe that you are chosen and gifted with the ability to make a difference. They are seeing you outwardly. The truth is, God is looking at the heart.  He looks at what you are on the inside.

Maybe you are like Abraham, blessed in one area and lacking in another. But God knows your specific need.

Maybe you are like Nathanael, feeling frustrated about your city, nation or circumstances. But know that God is mindful of you and each of your circumstances.

It is time to:

– Find truth, in the Word of God.

– Get closer to Jesus.

– Receive a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit.

– Know that God has a unique purpose for your life.

– Decree that there is uncommon favor reserved for you.

– Believe that in the middle of difficult situations are great opportunities.

Are you ready to uncover hidden blessings?

I look forward to your comments.

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42 comments on “uncover the hidden blessing

  1. Thank you for this perfectly timed word ❤️ “God chooses least likely to accomplish his most important work” this line really stood out to me. I’m in a season of quiet growth and I know God’s working on something in background. I was reminded of something he wants me to do – just getting there looks impossible at this stage but He’s the God of impossible and makes it possible ❤️ this was another confirmation!! Thanks for being obedient and writing this word! 🥰

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      I’m so thankful to God for helping me with it. I pray that you will continue to push forward and grow into all that the Lord has planned for you. I believe when the Lord is in it, it’s the perfect fit, no matter how it might seem from a distance. Just try it on.

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  2. Timeout-with-Jesus
    June 20, 2020

    Thank you! I really enjoyed your post! 😊 💕

    Liked by 2 people

  3. genuinearticlex7
    June 21, 2020

    You are a deep thinking woman. That is clear.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ladycee
    June 21, 2020

    I love how you shaped this message and the encouragement of your post. I think we can all fall into the trap of judging others by appearance and only when it is done back to us, do we realise how unfair it is. Thank you for the reminder that God sees past the outward appearance and looks at the heart. This is both cause for celebration and self-examination!

    I passed by to thank you for following me and for all the supportive comments left at my site.
    The Lord bless you and continue to use you in your blogging ministry.

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      June 21, 2020

      I am so happy to see your message with so much of warmth and appreciation. Makes the effort seem so worthwhile. Thank you for becoming part of this journey as I look to share the greatness of our God to as many folks as possible. I shall look forward to a great friendship with you and remain open to any support request you may have. God bless your days ahead with special favours and surprise you with answers to prayers long forgotten. Amen.

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      • ladycee
        June 21, 2020

        Thank you so much Sophia. God bless you for your servant heart and beauty of spirit.

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  5. herrychiccounsels
    June 22, 2020

    This speaks so much grace to my heart. Thank you for sharing. God indeed sees farther than we do. I often say that we are short-sighted as humans but with God we can see better. 🙌🙂

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  7. Joshua Swanson
    June 22, 2020

    Amen, Sophia! Thank you for this encouraging post!

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  9. Princess Cynthia
    June 25, 2020

    God has a record of using the least expected people to perform his greatest of miracles.

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  10. Nancy Ruegg
    June 28, 2020

    “In the middle of difficult situations are great opportunities.” That’s an important truth to always keep in mind and be prayer about, but seems especially encouraging in this time of civil upheaval in our cities. Thank you, Sophia!

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  11. Maureen Nyasha Hove
    July 16, 2020

    Loving your posts Sophia!

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  12. Yes Thank you

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  13. godminer
    July 16, 2020

    I LOVE insightful blogs about the Bible. The Bible is a layered teaching (and Way). The questions from the heart embolden us to dig deeper and listen harder. Your blog encourages that mindset. Now, more than ever, the Christian body needs to step up to the plate, swinging the bat, expectant and ready to hit a Home run! Let’s do it!

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 17, 2020

      oh that’s such nice comment. you won’t even know how much it means to hear you say that. i’m so excited to be doing what i’ve begun but i know there’s much more i want to do…..it will be great to have your support and advise in finding bigger ways to serve the larger body of Christ everywhere….please do let me have your wise thoughts and advise. really matters.

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  14. Subrata Mukherjee
    July 17, 2020

    Great work 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 20, 2020

      Oh i’m so glad you think so Subrata. It means so much to receive an appreciation from you for the work. I’m glad it blessed you and would be happy to hear of any more such inspirations you may be interested in. Would love to work on things that help.

      Like

  15. Jonathan Caswell
    July 20, 2020

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    TRUST THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU WILL FIND THEM!

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  16. Jonathan Caswell
    July 20, 2020

    I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE AROUND, MY SISTER! ❤ IN CHRIST, TO HIS HONOR AND GLORY!!!! 😀

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  17. Jonathan Caswell
    July 20, 2020

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THE LORD WILL GUIDE US, IF WE LET HIM!!!

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 22, 2020

      Thank you for choosing to post this on your site. May everyone who reads this and sees the video experience a fresh touch from Jesus.

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