Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 1:3(AMP); It seemed good and desirable to me, [and so I have determined] also after having searched out diligently and followed all things closely and traced accurately the course from the highest to the minutest detail from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus.
Luke, the author in our theme scripture reveals a great truth about relating to God. He addresses his letter to Theophilus. The name Theophilus is translated to mean “Friend of God.”
In writing to the “Friend of God”, he seeks to do so while following a perfect order, tracing accurately the course of events from the highest to the minutest detail.
Luke’s account of the gospel teaches us that there is an order to everything in the realm of God.
For example, there is an order in service to God, an order in submission to spiritual authority, an order in prophecy, an order in healing and an order in impartation.
This order dictates why somethings have pre-eminence over others.
When the Bible says that wisdom is the principal thing(Proverbs 4:7), this shows the pre-eminence of wisdom. When the scriptures say, “In the beginning was the Word”(John 1:1), this reveals the pre-eminence of the Word of God.
Friends of God are intimately acquainted with the divine order of things.
Often, some people wonder why the power and presence of God manifest more strongly in other people’s lives than in theirs. It is not because God plays favourites. These men and women who see results understand the order of things.
Think about it.
A man who understands the pre-eminence of the Word and therefore gives it attention and priority in everything he does will most definitely have different results from one who is indifferent to this order spending more time on personal entertainment than in the Word of God.
A woman who consistently applies her heart to the wisdom of God because she knows it is the principal thing cannot be compared to one who is not bothered to seek wisdom.
The wonderful news is that Christ calls you His friend (John 15:15). The divine order of things is not alien to you!
He says in 1John 2:20 that you know all things. Believe it!
He said it and it is the truth! You know the order of building ministry; you know the order of spiritual growth; you know the order of communion and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
You know the divine order because you are a friend of God.
FURTHER STUDY: John 15:15, 1 John 2:20
GOLDEN NUGGET: Friends of God are intimately acquainted with the divine order of things. You know the divine order because you are a friend of God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this great word. What a privilege to be called a friend of God. My spirit understands how You work and is intimately acquainted with Your ways. Because I know the divine order of things, I continually see the manifestation of the God-life in me. To the glory of Your name, Amen.