“These were the descendants of Levi in their various families. Like the descendants of Aaron, they were assigned to their duties by means of sacred lots, without regard to age or rank.” - 1 Chronicles 24.30-31
The Bible has a recurring theme that God does things differently than we do. One of the ideas is that "My ways are higher..." and this passage in 1 Chronicles refers to this again. In our culture, we pay attention to certain things like image, prestige, position, wealth, the perception of power. There is a way that we "rank" people. In the culture of this passage, age was also considered as the elders were to be respected. And yet, here the Bible tells us of a time when people were being selected for positions of great responsibility, and the usual considerations were set aside.
Today, maybe you need to press the PAUSE button on your usual expectations about who is qualified or should be chosen. Perhaps the Lord is up to something unusual and has a fresh path forward. There may be a certain logic to doing things the way you've always done them, but perhaps today the Lord wants something different - "...without regard to age or rank". Be open to letting Him do something different in His own unique way!
Spark... from an unexpected source.
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.
Niki is a wife and mother of 2 children. She lives in Charlotte, NC where she enjoys everyday moments that ignite her relationship with our Lord and Savior.