I’ve been like a broken record telling you guys in almost every post lately what my brother, Kevin, taught me, “God wants you to know that you are secure in Him.” Can you believe God went to the trouble to actually confirm that this is where He not only wants me but all of us?
So, in the middle of my run yesterday, I felt overly anxious about everything going on in my life and decided to stop my run to see what God had to say to me. The Nike running club app said I had at that point run .41 miles, so I went to page 41 of our family’s website and look what astonishingly showed up there:
“GOD IS PRETTY TALKATIVE!!!
LET ME TELL YOU! I woke up in the middle of the night, and because I couldn’t sleep, I looked for my phone to play my usual podcasts, but I couldn’t find it. I ended up using my son’s Siah’s, and when I noticed that a Joel Osteen sermon oddly downloaded itself, I said I better listen because it might be a message from God for me. After beating myself up so much lately, and asking God what’s wrong with me, He lovingly answered. Turns out, it was a specific communication through Victoria Osteen to the crazy lady over here…:
…Victoria continued: “I believe that God wants us to understand that we are secure in Him (Wink! Wink!).”
Again, that lined up too perfectly to be some ordinary coincidence for Victoria to say exactly what Kevin told me that God wants me to know that I’m secure in Him. God Himself had me to stop that run at exactly .41 miles and then had me to go page 41 of our website to confirm that message He gave me through Kevin that I’ve been repeating like a crazy person. See how intimately God is involved in our lives? From over a year ago, He had me to listen to that message from Victoria in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep on my son’s phone (not even my phone!!!). And even to go as far as having me write her words out in a post because He knew that yesterday I would be out feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious, and would need that reminder from Him in the middle of that run.
Does it better than this guys? Knowing that the Creator of the entire universe is always with You, walking with you, guiding you, advising you, helping you, supporting you, protecting you, loving you, approving of you and that you don’t handle life alone? The new message to the crazy lady in my head when she shows up:
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Start paying attention to God’s voice that is always talking to you. Notice how I felt God in my spirit telling me when to stop that run and where to go to hear from Him. His nudges, impressions, cues, signs, and messages are all within and around us. It’s up to us to develop a relationship with Him, learn His crucial voice, and be obedient to Him. This life is too hard to do on our own; WE NEED GOD!