Often times we wonder why we endure things here on earth, then we are reminded by the many verses available, that the servant is not greater than the master. They lied on Jesus, beat Jesus, disbelieved Jesus, mocked Jesus, even judged Jesus, why would we miss out on the enemy’s ploys? The good news, we have hope in the One who delivered us. Our trials are not for naught, trouble doesn’t last forever, and God STILL answers prayers.
On that note I share something with you that blows my mind every time. For the past month I have been praying for several targeted things. I prayed about clarity concerning a city that KEPT popping up. Even recently, for ten minutes, I kept seeing that city’s name. A few weeks ago, plans were made for a kingdom movement in that city. I was invited to be a part. I had been reading in Kelly Minter’s Nehemiah Bible study about ministering at home. What had I been doing HERE. In areas easily accessible to me? I know there are needs abroad, but the US has TONS of people who would be forever changed by being introduced to Jesus. I was honored to be asked to attend, humbled by the woman of God who extended the invitation, and even more blown away by the Lord who targeted my thoughts. (Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for YOU..)
Of course, in the array of things that I pray about, I have been praying that God keep His hand on me. I know for a fact that the devil doesn’t attack the idol. I also know that I have a lot of growing to do. There is comfort in the presence of God. There is comfort in knowing God answers prayers. So like most children do, I began to ask to see God. I wanted tangible evidence that the Lord indeed heard my prayer. People had been prophetically (not pathetically) speaking that God heard me, but there is nothing like first hand experience. I asked and God has been answering. Today, while checking mail at work, I found a check. Talk about on time. I just believe God is providing for the things He has called me too.
The shift started a month or so ago. I can’t tell you what tomorrow holds. All my plans are in pencil, God holds the pen and calls the shots. I have learned and am still learning.