Becoming Mighty by Preparing Your Ways Before God

2 Chronicles 27:6
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

What is the key to becoming mighty in God’s kingdom? The answer is found in our text! To be prepared, by definition, is to be fitted, or to have adapted, or to have been made suitable, or to have been made ready, or to have made provisions for that which is about to take place! In other words, to do what Jotham did before the presence of the Lord is to allow Proverbs 3:6 to have its perfect work: “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” It is the idea of never taking the next step without first getting a green light from Heaven! Unfortunately, many today are guilty of making no provisions in their life for Divine persuasion! Either they do not feel they need God’s input, or else they don’t really want to know what He would have to say because they already know He would disapprove.

However, Jotham was not like that! In essence, he said, “God, I don’t just want to make plans and hope you can find a place to fit in, but I give you my life as a blank template upon which you can draw your master plan for me!” We need mighty men like Jotham who will not take another step without Jesus! This not only requires submission but also requires a level of faith that few possess! We know it requires faith, because it is dealing with preparation rather than fulfillment. To prepare is to envision the future, having certain strategies in place which enable you to get from where you are today to where you need to be tomorrow.

We cannot live the Christian experience “by the seat of our pants,” just taking things as they come! We must plan and strategize with our Lord so as to secure our Divine destiny in Him! We are to take counsel of the Lord in everything we do! We are to seek HIM with every fiber of our being! When we do this, He will begin to put all the pieces together in such a way that when others see His mighty works in our lives, we then know what it is to walk among the mighty in the kingdom of God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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