Ok. Just this week I had a #SayWhat moment! As I was reading Lysa’s book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, I came across something that made my mind turn around and say to God, “Say what, God? Uh….Yes, Lord. I remember….” On page forty seven in bold letters it says “A WHOLE AND PURIFED HEART”. I didn’t think much about it, but then I read the scripture from Malachi 3:1-3 that followed it. To summarize, this is a prophecy regarding John the Baptist and how he went before Christ and prepared a way for Him. The part that spoke to my heart was “No we are the messengers who are called to prepare people for Jesus’ second coming. God wants to purify our whole heart so we are prepared and mature for our calling”.
OUCH!! #SayWhat?? Yes, Lord. I remember… I was on my way home from work and the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that I was going to see some changes in our country. He said “the winds of change are coming. I will sweep across this land and only those who are in the shadow of my wings will be protected. Tell everyone you see that I am coming and it is sooner than you think. Tell them to get ready!! For I AM COMING!”
I am ashamed to say, I have only told a few, and mainly on facebook and social media sites. My face to face message has suffered. He told me not to worry for He will take care of my job, my home and my family. To me, that is a promise of protection. So why haven’t I done it? I wish I could answer. Laziness? Afraid? I’m really not sure. Maybe I have been too busy that it hasn’t entered my mind. This is what I am thinking and this is the scariest of all. How can I be too busy for the one who made me, saved me, and is one day coming back for me? How can I not do what He says after ALL He has done for me and through me? I put the book down and I felt shame. Conviction. But thanks be to God that lead me to Melissa Taylor and Proverbs31.org and I have had this study to encourage me, remind me, and strengthen me for the calling that God has given me. It is a monumental task. You may think no, it’s not. All you have to do is tell people about Jesus and that He is coming back and to go to church and get ready. But I see it this way…God has given me a job to tell EVERYONE I see that Jesus is alive in Heaven, loves and forgives all they have done and wants them to come live with Him forever. All they have to do is Ask, Believe, and Confess! If I don’t tell someone, then I could be the reason they miss heaven!! Please remember me in your prayers as I move forward, and ask God for His favor. Because just like Esther, He has brought me to this place, for “such a time as this!” Esther 4:14