Fine Print: I know what you are all thinking.. It is not Tuesday Night Testimony Night so why have I posted a blog on Monday instead of Tuesday. The reason behind this blog post is written on a Monday instead of the usual Tuesday is simple It’s miracle Monday. Miracle Monday and Testimony Tuesday kind of sort of intertwine a little…. Ok in a really big way.. The more I think about it, the more thrilled I get because the Lord is moving. Tonight you my readers are going to see just how God is moving…… He is created an Exodus in my life and that is the reason I am posting a blog tonight instead of tomorrow. Before I go any further I first have to dedicate this blog entry to my good friend, and for the sake of a an argument let’s call this good friend of mine Walter Waters. The reason I dedicate this post to my friend Walter is because he sent me a text message a day ago that stirred up my pure mind through Christ Jesus. So thank you Mr. Waters for the text message. When you hit the send button, I pressed the faith button.
Now just what did Mr. Waters text me recently that was so profound that allowed me to press my own faith button? The answer to the question is how surprised he was about my studying God’s word. When I told him that I spent hours in the presence of the Lord. Recently I have spent many hours, day after day in the presence of the Lord meditating on his Word awaiting for the hand of the Lord to move. I was in a financial fiasco recently and the only thing I could really do is seek God for answers. The answers came like a sudden rain storm, and in this case a rainstorm in my case is a good thing. I mean if it worked for Elijah why not me right?
1 Kings 18:1King James Version (KJV)
18 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
There is a reason I was waiting upon the Lord for guidance. I needed answers and no man had them but God had them. However until I waited for the favourable rain to follow. I was simply to trust him in all things. I knew my physical finance was diminishing, but I would learn not to worry but it became a lesson for me to walk by faith in both the big and little matters of life.
Isaiah 40:31King James Version (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The current trial I have been through is well documented. All one must do is use Google. The time of various trials I have been through has been written down in various blog posts. The Price Of Prayer and yes there is one of the various blogs I wrote about the trials I have encountered along the way well on my journey into land of Canaan. During the time of my trial, when the furnace was getting heated seven times hotter I heard the gentle words of the Lord say to me. ” Fear not, I am with you, come out from among them.” At the time I didn’t understanding because I was walking in my hurt feelings and at the time I was not using the faith of God. I knew I was facing much opposition for my stand of faith. I knew had to leave but I didn’t understand at the time how it would be done without me seeing the inside of a jail cell.
Genesis 12:1-2King James Version (KJV)
12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Romans 5:3-4King James Version (KJV)
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulatio
n worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
However rather than see her son spend time in jail my Mom would step in and provide option B. I was sent to a community housing facility housed by minor criminals and those who have had issues with drugs and other illnesses. To tell you that I feel a little out of place while staying here is speaking of it lightly.
Revelation 2:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days:
However, Joseph was put in prison based on false accusations and I was placed in this community housing unit because of false accusation as well… So I am in good company. Well, this Friday I get out of this place and yes the first place I am going to go to is to church. No, I am not even kidding about that one….. I guess you can say I got out due to good behavior. Some people may even come to know the Lord during their time in prison but what happens when you are ready walking with God and placed in there falsey? What happened to Paul and Silas? The very foundation of the prison was shaken.
Acts 16:25-34King James Version (KJV)
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
Mr. Waters was impressed with how I spent time with the Lord amongst the biggest trials. I simply told him that the Fear of the Lord keeps me walking the straight and narrow. No matter the opposition I may face. I will march ever onward. The more I thought about redeeming the time for the Lord, the more things began to occur. I was able to rent a house in a bigger city. Farther away from my family. School is also financed. So om essence I dwell on the thought that the new house represents my own Exodus… I always thought of my current unsaved family as the land of Egypt. I was traveling on with God. However in the same manner of Mr. Waters asking me a question about redeeming the time. I in turn ask Mr. Walter a question of my own. After the Israelites left Egypt, What land did God prepare for his people?
Moses had told the people to
Exodus 14:13King James Version (KJV)
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians wh
om ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
This is exactly why I redeem the time with the Lord because I have confidence in his promise that if my first priority is Lord, he will add the things in my in which I need, That is why I redeem the time for the Lord because He shall keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon the Lord because he trusteth in thee. In addition I had to go into the prayer closet because what fellowship does light have with darkness. See my point?
Matthew 11:28-29King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
So I thank thee O Lord for sustaining me during my most trying of circumstances. When man fails God doesn’t fail.