My God is faithful.

This post is the answer to a prayer I had made regarding my job. I have mentioned the circumstances in the first post of this blog. https://mygodspeaks.com/2017/11/09/first-blog-post/

Once upon a time, way back in 2001, there was a young man starting his career in networking. We met at my office, he was there to fulfill a network project needing implementation in my office. What I didn’t know at that time was the role God had for him in my life. We spent a lot of time together due to the project. I used to share with him some principles of life that had helped me cope with difficult circumstances. After I changed my job in 2008 I lost contact with my friend, as I started this new phase in life.

After a couple of years went by I started praying for a new job since I was beginning to feel uncomfortable in the job I was doing. I told myself, God would have to provide me the job and convince me it was him, if he did not do this, then I decided that I would stay in the current job till he did convince me that it was him getting me the job. I didn’t want to change my job just because I was uncomfortable. The years went by in the same job till I was approaching my tenth year of service. It was then that I lost my job. I took this loss as an answer to my prayer for a change in job.

Now the problem with this was, when I got a new job, that job had to be from Jesus. I had to know it was him giving me the job as I believed my loosing my job was an answer to my prayer. Getting myself a job by circulating my CV was not what I concidered Devine intervention.

It has been eight months since I have lost my job and eight months of waiting on my God. During this time I had to answer a lot of questions from well meaning people as to why I was not just applying and using the talents God had given me. Many could not understand waiting on God for a job, here I was not showing any inclination of moving my backside to get a new job. I never ran around applying to everything that suited my profile. In my heart I knew God will give me the job or would provide for me till I got one. I was even ready to accept not having a job.

Jesus never fails.

In the time I waited I was able to clear every loan I had, including my home loan this in spite of not having a job.

Then out of the blue last week I get a call from the friend I mentioned earlier. He now had a business of his own. He told me that he had been dreaming of me for two days and had to call me. When he heard I had lost my job he was even happier as he said he had wanted me to work in his company for a long time.

Now I have a job and the choice of what I want to work in. I was told come choose what I wanted to contribute to the company and do what I was comfortable with. An offer very rare.

Just send up a prayer thanking this God I serve for he is faithful and gives us more than we can ask for.

Acknowledge him

Luke 10:39-40

39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.

40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”

Today I received a scripture during my time of prayer that highlighted what I learned during my study with God.

I learned what Mary did that which pleased Jesus. Martha’s business was good and profitable to her soul. But only one thing is necessary that is God be loved and praised for himself above all other business we may have.

This is what Mary chose. You really cannot love God and and be busy with the necessities of life. You can do this to an extent, however this would be imperfect love.

What Mary had chosen was to love her God with everything she had and just be in his presence this is something that begins here in this life and would continue in the life to come.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.

6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

During my time of prayer I received this scripture, I knew immediately there was more to it than Jesus making straight my paths. What spoke to my heart was the words ‘acknowledge him‘ as the day progressed more light was shed on the topic when I read the scripture below.

Tobit 12:6 Then the angel called the two of them privately and said to them: “Praise God and give thanks to him; exalt him and give thanks to him in the presence of all the living for what he has done for you. It is good to praise God and to exalt his name, worthily declaring the works of God, and with fitting honor to acknowledge him. Do not be slow to give him thanks.

I now realize that I should acknowledge who Jesus is and what Jesus has been doing in my lif, not just want him to answer my prayers or answer questions that come to mind. Basically to do what Mary did when Jesus visited her home.

Hebrews 13:15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

One thing I need to seek.

Luke 10:42one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.

Your Sins are Forgiven.

Luke 7:47

47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Through Love I have the ability to have my sins forgiven. The more I love the more I long to love.

When Jesus called Mary and said your sins are Forgiven. It was not for her great sorrow nor was it her awareness that she was a sinner nor was it her meekness. Jesus forgave her because he saw how much she loved.

Can I have such Love?

From him comes my salvation.

Psalms 62:1

1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

Sounds good doesn’t it, the question is how do I do this. Yes from God comes my salvation. But how do I wait for it, isn’t there someway I can automate it. Or some way I can make it more efficient so that I can get it faster?

I have been caught up with life and the perpetual hurry to get there. Who knows what there is. It’s defined by some intellectual who thinks he has the answer to a perfect life. Ah yes why not make some money in the bargain.

Jesus I have learned is different he is not in a hurry he is patient he waits for me. I found I can only meet him on his terms.

While I wait he works behind the scenes getting my life in order righting the wrongs making me whole. Nothing visible most times. Till he feels I need to learn something. Then he teaches me through the people around me. Or through what I come across. Sometimes I am slow and he wakes me up from my spiritual slumber by speaking to me directly. There is no mistaking that it is him. The more I wait the easier it is to recognize him. Yes the confirmation of what he said comes latter an encouragement that he is there.

WAIT for your God he will come in his time. Till then nothing can touch you. WAIT on Jesus because in your silence he brings a change.

God is Sufficient

God does not come to me through curiosity of my mind or through my Imagination.

God is sufficient to fulfill the will and the desire of my soul.

We people have two powers.

  1. The knowledge power to this power God is incomprehensible.
  2. The loving power to this he is comprehensible to the full. This is the endless marvelous miracle of love.

God made us to love we however chose in Adam to use our intellect by listening to its prompting to experience knowledge by eating of the apple. I need to learn to live by love again and not rely on my intellect. My intellect only takes me further and further from God.

I also need to take good care about time and how I spend it. For nothing is more precious than time. As little time as is, heaven may be won or lost by how I spend this time. God won’t change the order of time for me because he is a just God. I will however have to answer for how I have spent the time he has given me.

If I love Jesus all that he has is mine.

God is the maker and giver of time. God is the keeper of time. I need to come close to him in love and belief. By virtue of this knot I will be a common perceiver with him and all that by love is knitted with him. I can use time justly by virtue of this love.

Luke 19:11-28
11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
12 He said therefore, ” A nobleman went into a far country to receive kingly powerand then return.
13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds,and said to them, ‘Trade with these till I come.’
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28 And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

This parable is not so much about how the servants used their talents it is about how they used their time when their master was away..

I always wondered why I had to give up things I was good at. I could not understand how I was NOT being permitted to use the talents God gave me. Today I know Jesus is showing me he wants me to spend the time wisely loving him and not get distracted by my talents.

I will no longer waste time with my imagination or my intellect. I continue to meditate on the cloud of unknowing.