Our Big God, our small world

     God closes one door, then opens another.

 I had expected great things from a Church I was attending. I was saddened and disappointed when God closed the door for me there.

But then He opened it where I didn’t expect, and in a way that I would have never imagined. I felt Him prompting me to begin re-establishing broken relationships with other people that had been hurt and disillusioned. Instead of obeying Him, I did the Jonah thing. I didn’t want to go there. But the Lord wouldn’t let it go. So one by one, I made some phone calls. I met with old friends. It felt so good to ask for forgiveness and be forgiven. It felt so good to practice the love of Christ. And every single time I obeyed Him, He blessed me.

It happened again, just yesterday. I had been thinking of DW. It felt like the Lord wanted me to call her. So I did. And again, her and I both got to experience love and healing, that presence of Christ. This must be what true Christian fellowship feels like. Then God blessed me again! The next day I was at the Festival of Books in Sioux Falls to promote my book and storytelling program. The Lord brought a stranger to my booth. At least I thought she was a stranger. But come to find out she has been reading this blog. And this ‘stranger’ blessed me in a way that only could be attributed as a blessing from God Himself. WOW, God!

Another thing. I love to pray and would spend hours in prayer at my former church. But then things changed. The prayer room was dismantled as different people had different priorities. That door was closed and I was grieving heavily over this loss. Loss of what I believed was my purpose. But then unexpectedly God opened the gates of prayer in my own home with a sister He had recently brought into my life. I’d known this woman for the past few years, but only casually. I didn’t know she was a prayer warrior. But God brought us together and I am so blessed by the prayers God births through us. This sister and I had a connection, we just didn’t know it, until the Lord showed it to us a few weeks ago. He showed us how her and I shared something very special. It was over a decade ago, years before we even knew the other existed. We had both been counseled by a very special person who brought us closer to our relationship with Christ. Isn’t God amazing?!?

Yes, I know….. It’s a small world sometimes. But I say it’s a big world! It only seems small because it’s a BIG GOD we serve and Who blesses us. I took a class in statistics in college. What’s the chance of these things happening? Not much.

Seemingly unrelated, random events of our lives that then cross paths as we follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus. I’m not a philosopher. I’m trying to comprehend these things and so many others. But I can’t. All I can do is get goose bumps. Holy Spirit goosebumps. No, His ways are not our ways, our thoughts are not His thoughts!

‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.’—

ISAIAH 55: 8-9.

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