Few days back, I struggled with my desire to attend the World Youth Day next year at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The desire was overtaken by anxiety over the amount of money I need to have for the trip. It came to a point where I consider to just let go of the idea of being there. And throughout that struggle, I never prayed about it. The Lord reminded me to do so, through a friend, heaven-sent. Sheila asked me to pray about it, for His will. When it is in His will, He will make a way for me. How easily I forgot about all His providence. This is a wonderful thing I have, to trust Him and see Him personally work a miracle, a big one IMO. And day after day, from the night I prayed, I continuously got messages about trust and obedience, of trusting Him even when it doesn’t make any sense, of Elijah’s story and what the Bible say about money.
To share some of the messages I got:
Sometimes, I will allow circumstances to cut down your resources. Some go through hardship, poverty, and brokenness. Some lose relationships. Some lose their loved ones. And when your resources are down, that’s when you look at me—and become open to my intervention.
Remember: The place of desperation is also the place of deliverance, your deliverance!
I operate in the area of the impossible. If you want to find me, operate in the area of the impossible as well. If you work with what’s possible, you may not need me. But if you work with what’s impossible, you will be forced to look up to me.
Money’s great to have, but it’s important to remember where it came from.
“He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.”
God will always provide what you need to accomplish what he’s set before you.
Thank YOU so much Father for such great love. This is a journey for me. I cannot guarantee that I will not doubt but I am always grateful and in awe of how He has time and again called me back and pushed away all doubts from me.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Let us be vigilant, never tiring, in seeking Him and His will for us. And to listen when He reveals things to us. Sometimes I fall short in the listening because in the middle of the asking and seeking I have created in my mind the reply I wanted and when I get something not aligned with what I have in mind, there is the tendency to shrug off the message. Yet the Lord has His ways and He replies to our asking and seeking, and to find Him is to have an open heart and open ears ready to listen, trust and obey Him. For He has great plans for all of us and we are all put here for a purpose He has assigned to each one of us. No one is without one.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
In all things, let us remember LOVE. That our Father in Heaven loves us so and nothing in this world can separate us from that.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-a child in awe of You-