“He then asked, “And you—what are you saying about me? Who am I?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” Jesus then warned them to keep it quiet. They were to tell no one what Peter had said.”
Luke 9:20-21 MSG
I was thinking just yesterday about the power in the delay.
Remember Jospeh’s dream?
This could go right along with that concept.
Joseph was excited, I’m Sure-
But often times there are things that God shares with us, that relate straight to us, that would be better for others involved, if we kept silent.
It’s that season of delay.
One of the hardest seasons, I might add, for a talker.
But notice the question asked by Jesus.
“And you…. What do you say about me?”
This is key.
A key to the door of understanding His revelation.
It’s a personal thing, as I said yesterday.
It’s not about telling the whole world how much you know, but rather, allowing that revelation to build you into who God has destined you to be.
Joseph’s gift blessed more than just Pharaoh and his family.
He also blessed others, in the same pit he was in, on the way to where he was destined.
There’s a term for this.
“Practice what you preach.”
Peter’s revelation was astounding, but would only be beneficial to others he told, if it was a revelation in his own life.
So, today, I’m preaching to my own choir!
What I hear from the Spirit, I aim to apply to my life, before I proclaim it to others.
Joseph’s dream played out, but I’m sure it was way different to experience than to simply share his own interpretation.
We see from experience in both Joseph and Peter that what they proclaimed, needed to be practiced, first.
Instead of living life black and white, with the mere knowledge of it, we need to start living in color!