Hey hey hey!
My Aunty called yesterday and called me something (a prophetic name), I just laughed. She calls me that often and I always laugh it off, but this time, I started thinking…
That if she knew where I currently was, she’ll not even call me that as a joke. If she knew that I felt I’d fallen way below ‘my’ expectations, she’ll find another name to call me. If she knew that I hadn’t really prayed in weeks, she’ll just kuku call me my first name.
Then, I saw this in the Bible and was just totally blown away: AGAIN!
It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.
Romans 9:16 NIV
The AMP just puts it in a way that makes my heart dance because I’m assured it has never been about me or my works, and it will never be about that.
If not, I should have been saved in the first place BECAUSE I did something special.
So then God’s choice is not dependent on human will, nor on human effort [the totality of human striving], but on God who shows mercy [to whomever He chooses–it is His sovereign gift].
ROMANS 9:16 AMP
But I was just living life, not loving God, and He found me right there. It wasn’t about me then, it isn’t about me now.
He put my name in a friend’s heart yesterday (she noticed I haven’t been blogging consistently) and she reached out to me with these words:
“There is a book I have been reading, God talk, girl talk. I bought it 5years or so ago, but somehow I found it recently…
So the book is mostly about seeing God in our everyday life particularly concerning our friends, girlfriends…
So a particular part includes, seeing God during dry seasons (maybe I would try the exact thing the author wrote).
The point is this, we all go through dry seasons, seasons where it’s just dere.. But she said that, regardless of that, God is still with us…
I don’t know what you’re going through, could be job wise, relationship wise, spiritual wise.. But just know He loves us, in the wet seasons where we have plenty words to say and emotions to express, and in the dry seasons where to pray hard mehn, He loves us.. Please don’t forget it
So like I do, I just sit down and ask Him to wrap me in his arms, I keep saying it repeatedly “wrap me in your arms Lord”.
No prayers no tongues, no bible reading.
He always knows what we need when we need it…
And like I said, anytime you need help or just need to gist about the weather, just message me…will pray for you babe.”
I’m reading this again and crying, just like I did when she sent it. How does God go into another human being that doesn’t see my heart and just give her the exact words that describe it all!
For someone like me, it can be hard, very hard to tell people to pray for me or to ask for spiritual guidance/upliftment.
I’m often the one giving that out so it’s hard to open up to people.
I’m just glad He loves me this much and continually meets me right where I need Him. Right on time.
I don’t know what you’re going through. Gosh, a dear sis messaged me about how she’s just tired of life generally. She’s been through so much as a young lady and sometimes I wonder, how can life be this tough for people who love God?
But this is our assurance and the promise that God reminded me yesterday…
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord , “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord , “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 NIV
One last thing. I might not have much to give, but one thing I’m sure I can give Him back are my words.
I read a lady’s timeline on Twitter few days ago and she said she might never be known as a great woman of God, traveling the world and preaching the gospel. But that she will be remembered for her words and how she wrote and wrote and wrote to please God- especially because that’s the gift He has given her.
So, because He has given me this gift, I will not take it for granted. I will give it back, whether I feel like it or not, whether I am up to it or not.
It is my sacrifice.
Love and light,
P.S: There’s so much pretense in the body of Christ that it’s often hard for people to open up or find those that genuinely care for them. So, please, PRAY for people. Pray. Pray. Pray. Say their names and uphold them spiritually, it might be the only thing that gets them going for a period.
I don’t know if I’m crazy but I feel like God will have me start a small meeting of NO PRETENSE with other ladies who know they need a support group.
If that’s you, please, be ready to drop every baggage at the feet of Jesus while opening up to people that you trust.
Send me a mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), God will take care of the rest.