This week’s message hits at the core of the christian belief and life. How and why should you believe a God you can’t see? In a world of technology, hard facts and show me, it is the norm to wonder about things that can’t be literally proved, by touching, feeling, seeing or hearing. We live in a “prove it” type world.
I remember when I first accepted Christ into my life. I had a hard time believing people spoke in tongues. I had never experienced it and I wasn’t having any part of what appeared to be this crazy mumbo-jumbo. It didn’t help the fact that some believers made me feel like if you hadn’t spoken in tongue you were somehow less of a christian.
When it finally happened, I hear this still, but clear, voice say to me…”Trust Me”.
Years have passed since that day, but I hold on to that life-changing experience. Whenever I get weak and can’t see what’s in front of me. I remember His words, Trust Me!
A few years ago, I was losing my home of 20 years to foreclosure. I knew how to cheat and commit fraud to keep it. The Lord spoke to me and said, Let It Go. In my heart, I believed somehow it would work out if I followed His instructions but I struggled with it. Weeks turned into months, but finally I gave in and started the foreclosure process with the bank. I didn’t know where I would end up but I had to believe and have faith that God would see me through this crisis.
Again, I heard this still small voice. He directed me to go to a friend and that friend would buy me a home. I didn’t have a plan, but I was still resisting Him. LORD, I’M Not doing it! How humiliating! Okay, if I do, I’m not asking him but once and If I get any pushback, I’m out of there!
Little did I know, God had already prepared my friend’s heart to help me.
While waiting in my friend’s outer-office, about 15 minutes, I was tempted to walk out if he didn’t hurry up. Why was it taking so long! I argued with myself, going back and forth with what I’d say.
Finally, I sat down in front of my friend. I asked him to help me keep my home. Without hesitation, he agreed to help me and not allow my kids to be without a home. He didn’t blink an eye. He wanted to help.
I knew that I had been somewhat disobedient because of my lack of trusting completely in what the Lord was telling me to do. I reluctantly obeyed.
The minute I walked into my new home, I heard His voice again say…”This is your new home”.
Today, marks the sixth year in the home the Lord gave me. I have learned more about trusting Him. Each time I walk into my living room, I remember that day. I felt Him telling me to trust Him and believe He was working it out. He provided for me.
He was saying to me, it would please Him, if I would once again trust Him.
I'm a young senior, recently married, after raising 5 kids. I'm a christian and love to capture videos and tell stories with the camcorder. I love to skate and sing. I love to learn new things. I also love to garden and plant new kinds of veggies. I find it fascinating that people can communicate through blogging the word of God.