It’s not Tuesday Post Day but I really believe that someone needs to hear this.
There are decisions I’ve been battling with how to make and they’ve really had my mind all over the place a little.
I felt a strong unction on Monday this week to seek God a bit deeper in prayer and I decided, as led by the Spirit, to couple it with a variation of the Daniel fast for a few days, starting from Tuesday this week up until today Friday.
I had no idea what would be the outcome of this time of prayer and fasting time but I knew I needed clarity and only God and the Holy Spirit were going to be able to help with that – not friends or foes or family.
So yesterday, while I was at work, my friend sent me a Whatsapp message about a sermon Sarah Jakes-Roberts preached which is titled “Empty Handed”. I only got to watch it this morning as I had decided last minute yesterday, that I would work from home today Friday (don’t worry my manager knows 🙂 ).
During and after listening to this timely and relevant message, I knew that this was a moment in time definitely pre-ordained by God. It was exactly what I needed to hear and God knew that hearing it from a tried and tested and known vessel of His, such as the daughter of Bishop TD Jakes (who btw has seen LIFE!) would hit home for me. He just knew it!
After watching, I literally poured my heart to God in thanksgiving and just worshipped Him in Spirit and in MY truth and I felt, as an inward impression, God say to me “I am particular about your matter“.
What blew me away, aside from the clarity I received on the decisions I had to make, was just the understanding that God is so particular about my matter that His Spirit laid it on me to do a fast and prayer time (thank God I yielded!) and even on the days where I wasn’t feeling like anything groundbreaking was being revealed to me, God knew that on the last day of my fast I would listen to this message and everything will be clear to me, even using my friend to get the message across to me. Our lives, believe it or not, are not made up of coincidences. Why do I believe so, you ask?
Because the Bible says in Psalm chapter 139 verses 16 to 18 (NLT), “
“You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!“
Does this sound like a coincidence? Of course not!
These verses never felt so real as they did today for me and I know God wants you too, to know that He is very particular about your matter. Just talk to Him and let the Spirit guide you. His thoughts about you are SO precious, my love! Please you need to believe this.
You see, when the Bible tells us that God is a jealous God, it’s not jealousy as in the sin of jealousy that humans exhibit which can be likened to covetousness but rather that, we belong to God and anytime we give to someone else or something else what we should be giving to Him i.e. our praise and worship and our hearts, He gets upset about it. But the real testimony is in that even when we miss it, He still waits for us at every corner of life SEEKING OUR ATTENTION, still wanting to be there for us!
Yes! He wants your attention because He is the only One who knows every minute detail of your life which is so precious to Him. He’s not controlling neither is He forceful but if you let yourself fall deeper into Him, you won’t ever want to let go of Him. You” understand how He loves you so!
Tough times were designed for us to remember to always turn to Him when we realise our ways are just not working for us anymore. You honestly don’t have to rely on your own strength and talents and mentality and knowledge to pull you through. He is ever particular about your matter and He is seeking your attention and He just wants to love you the way He designed you to be loved.
What an awesome God!