Spiritual Intelligence: The King’s Business

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

Good morning friends. Let us ponder over the last line again for a while: “They immediately left their nets and followed Him”

As well as faith, Peter and Andrew demonstrated speed and trust in their response to Jesus (the word). With this in mind, I am reminded of a statement by David to Ahimelech the priest while he was on the run from Saul:

…Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.

So, when it comes to our destiny, there is no time for title-tattle because our obedience and timing could be connected to the destinies of others; in some cases, millions of others. In a letter by Paul to friends in Galatia on this subject, he penned these words:

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

I’m afraid, time is not going to stand still for us; rather, we have to redeem the time we have lost through our years of rebellion. From the verses we just read, we see Paul diving in straight away. In like manner dear friends, we need to desist from wasting precious little time in doubt, fear, unbelief, or even trying to figure out how to help God work these things out; for heavens resources are only deployed when we step out in faith. Once we take timely action in obedience, we avail options to God in fulfilling His agenda for planet earth.

The key thing here is training our spirits to hear from God, for we do not want to run ahead of ourselves like in the case of Ahimaaz; and this comes through the discipline of prayer and meditation on God’s word.

We want to be on alert, we want to hear from God, and we want to act decisively with timing and precision – because the King’s business requires haste!


~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: From Inertia, To Rest

Inertia can be defined as the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. In other words, it is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity.

With this in mind let us consider this passage:

The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”

Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

What an amazing account of a supernatural encounter?

Good morning friends. Evidently, the situations and circumstances that life presents to us, conjures major opportunities for our spiritual growth and development. They are moments in time to move us from a state of inertia, to a state of rest. However, these attainments remain illusions except we allow God room to step in.

Peter and his friends experienced a turn around when they accepted Jesus’ request to use their boat as a platform for preaching one evening. After toiling for hours to no avail, they heeded His command, and they cast their nets into the deep. Suddenly they encountered a net bursting catch, so big that they had to call for backup from other fishermen! With this thought in mind, Paul wrote to his friends in Rome:

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

So, back to our opening verses; in complete trust in Jesus the nobleman went his way as instructed and that same hour his son regained full strength. He refused the common sense approach, for a Spirit led approach. He starved his doubts, thereby feeding his faith. He left it with Jesus, and he came into God’s rest. A nobleman in the true sense of nobility!

Let us pray:
Father we commit our lives into your holy hands today; give us the faith and courage we need to bring your kingdom to earth, and let your will unfold in our lives. Amen.


~ Sabali