Tuesday, December 19, 2017
One of the things that we have tried to teach the young adults that we have worked with, and others, is that Abba is always talking to us and showing us new things. The key is that we need to be paying attention, watching and listening.
This morning I had one of those moments. But first, I need to confess something. One of my favorite places to pray is in the shower. I put worship music on and enjoy the short time of not being interrupted, also it is a good time to pray for cleansing for anything that may have attached to you or that you may need forgiveness for. At times showering can be a prophetic act. But for me it's also soothing and allows me to clear my head of the days busyness. Another thing to consider is it probably the one time of day where you are the most vulnerable.
So, I was in the shower and I grabbed my bottle of body wash and started to squeeze some out onto my washcloth. I squeezed a little extra hard because I knew I was at the end of the bottle, I even had a new one next to it just in case. But then way more came out than I even thought was left in the bottle, in fact there is probably enough for another shower. I said to myself "Dang, that was way more than I thought." That is when Abba said "I don't just supply or multiply when you are in need, sometimes I do it just to bless the ones I love." He also said that He "will always bless obedience." I then had the thought that I had my back-up plan in place (the new bottle), but He wasn't concerned about my plan when He had one in place that was better.
Matthew 14:16-21 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So, they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
All this to say pay attention, Abba is speaking and showing us things all the time. And be obedient when He asks you to step out in His strength to multiply what He has given you for others.
Friday, May 26, 2017
On my way to work this morning the sky was brightening through the clouds and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw part of a rainbow. I have always liked rainbows, as they remind me of the promises of God. Anyway as I looked back to see the rainbow it wasn't there. In my head I said to myself "bummer". Then I heard Abba say, "do you really still need a sign to know that I am faithful to keep my promises?" To which I was first convicted, but then answered "no not really, but sometimes it's nice to get a little reminder." After I answered to be honest I was still hoping to see a rainbow, however what I got was much better. I had a peace come over me and felt Abba say "Don't worry I got you". He is so awesome!!!