Im feeling called to write right now. No technique. No structured flow. Possibly not even sense to be made for all. Im just praying God will reach who he needs to through my words. Im praying for his message to come through me.
Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2 NLT)
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. (Jeremiah 29:13 NLT)
My mind is turning gears on something so broad it can’t fully be identified. But I know it must be shared.
What if certain ailments we have or had was not just our body telling us something but God? For example, what if my migraines are simply God trying to gain my attention? My Mother tells me all the time, they are my sign to slow down, rest, breathe, relax.
Because if my body did not have a shut down I would not value its need for rest at all.
Or perhaps just a way to silence a room so I can hear God’s voice?
What if life were that simple? What if we could take his word in just that easy?
I never drink coffee. Today I had three cups, instantaneously my kidneys bothered me. Is it always that clear? No way. Granted that’s three cups of coffee I had no business drinking. So naturally one says, “Your body is signaling you’ve had enough.”
Is it coincidence, the Lord calls our body a temple?
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, (1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT)
Could drinking coffee be a sin, causing an ailment of damaged kidneys?
Is it from putting it before God?
How on earth could a cup of coffee come before God? Well if I choose it over him, it’s something I put before him. Correct? #rudeawakening
Perhaps some people “it” happens faster. Perhaps some slower. Could “it” be our chance to make things right with God?
Is “it” simply a #message?
If you think I’m crazy meet my father. He was #stabbed in the heart and lives to tell about it. Rode in the passenger side of a car into a tree and thrown from the #windshield. Told he’d never walk again. The man is here for a #reason. Could God be telling him something that he chooses not to listen to?
Or perhaps he’s telling me something?
Maybe even you?
Addictions. Let’s define it.
Merriam Webster shares it is a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble).
As a Christian, could it simply be something in the way of God reaching us? Something before him? Something the devil has to use against us, but only if we let him?
Could I be addicted to complaining? Could I be addicted to unrest?
Are my migraines simply an outcome of my lack of submission to God’s will on my life? Or are they to keep me in his will and move me along the path he has set out for me without distraction? Could this conversation cause one? Lol maybe. But only if it’s God’s will. As I know he wants me to stay up and write tonight.
So many of us pray for healing, but what if that obstacle we pray to be delivered from us keeps us from problems we couldn’t handle?
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT)
Is it possible, God is reminding me each time I get a migraine of my family history of diabetes? Is it possible I get them because if I could have chocolate I would be forced to fight a much more severe problem?
Is it possible I can’t drink alcohol without an episode, because I have over 10 alcoholics in all sides of my family and upbringing? Is that scientific research of alcoholism being hereditary or is that simply God having a bigger plan and assuring I don’t get lost along the way?
I find it no coincidence I was trashed at the UVA corner, years ago. Woke up completely lost in thought.
Walked into a bathroom and saw my father’s face in the mirror.
I understand this message is all over the place. But is it possible we spend so much time organizing we forget to apply wisdom and spread the message to others?
It’s past my bedtime. I’m very tired, however I can’t sleep knowing someone needs this tonight. My body is literally shaking from the providence reassured to me in a 5 minute conversation with a total stranger.
It’s truly a rude awakening.
God gives us such small moments that make huge transitional movements in our life.
Stop praying for something to change and pray for the will to make a change.
I can’t share all my testimony in one writing. Just as you couldn’t read all I’ve been through in one book.
If you never read my blog again, I understand. This had to flow. It was from my heart and I’d rather it be a freed mess than to clot waiting for the perfect moment.
In conclusion, let go of all things and let God. No matter how big or small your obstacle/addiction/distraction may be.. Is it too big for Him? No. Then let it go.