Joshua 24: 25,26,27 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.”
8 Now go, write it on a tablet before them
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may serve in the time to come
As a witness forever.
2 Then the LORD answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.
3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay
The Lord’s instructions are clear, as HE gives us a word we are to write it down, make it known, and reference it as it is a witness either for us or against us. Really depends on us, our actions, and our desires. The Habakkuk text always jumps at me, as HE demonstrates that God does speak to the individual, we are to write it down, and run with it. Although we may not even understand at the time what HE is telling us, it comes when the time is right. Whether that is through studying God’s word, hearing your pastor speak, or maybe even from a total strange who will say something that will fit exactly to what God has spoke to our hearts. HE also says to wait for it, and know it will surely come.
The first time in the Bible that it mentions someone who joined the holy family of Abraham is in Exodus 18 Jethro the father in law of Moses, a priest of many gods, high in clout in his community…heard how God had done many wonderful things, and delivered HIS people. Jethro joined Moses family and offered sacrifices to God, and became part of Isreal. Testimony of the Lord still is most powerful today! We need to write it down, we need to make sure that HE is getting all the glory, and always wait for HIM to open doors. HE will, HE knows who will benefit from our experience with HIM, and HE loves all the boasting about HIM self. We might never know on this earth who is touched, who will cry out in the dark to know or experience HIM like our accounts read. But I know that HE is never pointless. HE does not give us busy work to keep us out of the way. In my opinion, the waiting is not siting doing nothing, but waiting for HIS plan to open up in front of us, not our plan opening up in front of HIM.
Has God done great things in your sight? Have you written it down? Will you give it to someone else if the Lord asks you to do it? This is not about spreading the gospel, although we all should be doing that…its about being a tree that demonstrates HIS glory, and someone else can stand back and not see you, but say “Oh my! His/Her God is truly the one and only God, Look at the great things HE has done!”