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SCRIPTURE READINGS:  2 Samuel 14:25-33, 2 Samuel 15: 1-12
Charisma is a personal magnetism that enables an individual to attract or influence people. The scripture tells us that, Absalom was very handsome. Bodily, he was flawless from head to foot, as that was how all people saw him. Absalom had a charisma that deceived people easily but because of that magnetism, people couldn’t leave his side. A person with charisma naturally has a certain magnetic appeal to others and it is this appeal that makes others follow or admire the individual. Sometimes, a person with charisma may not even possess a positive character, but he or she can influence others through his charisma.
Absalom wanted Joab to intercede for him but because he refused, he was able to gather his servants, commanding them to go and set Joab’s field on fire. He had a bad character but was able to influence people easily.
Charisma demands and wins the hearts of people easily. It flows from the outward appearance, which makes one to pretend easily. God expects us His children, to praise Him with all our outermost and innermost being, as that would draw all men to Him. As the psalmist quoted “Bless the Lord Oh my Soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name”.
God wants us to praise Him with all that is within us, as that matters to Him most. Whilst, the relationship we have with God is permanent, as long as we remain on earth, and as we be with Him forever in Heaven. We should make God our focus and try to please Him alone. When the sun shines at its peak for instance, we see rays of light radiating from all angles and that’s what happens when we do our possible best to please our God.
As His glory radiates like the sun, we become a partaker, attracting L8people (Charisma) from all angles wanting to know the kind of magnetism we have received, which makes us win souls for God easily.
“People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” – 1 Samuel 16:7b (NLT)
Lord grant me the grace to please you alone as without you, I can do nothing on earth.
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