(This post is somewhat of part two of In The Dream. It may be a good idea to read that post first before reading this one.)
We as Believers fight Satan’s lies with God’s truth. Satan says God doesn’t care about us. Scripture says in 1st Peter 5:7 NIV concerning God, “Cast your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
We have learned in our Freedom In Christ discipleship program on Wednesday nights that anxiety stems from an uncertain goal. We may feel anxious if we are uncertain about the outcome of something. (You can learn more about this by reading Victory Over The Darkness by Dr. Neil T. Anderson. Visit https://freedominchrist.com/)
Satan wants us to believe that God does not care about us, but that simply is not true. I am a witness that God does care even about what may seem “small,” “insignificant,” “not His problem,” “a waste of time,” “too little to matter,” and “a want not a need.” The Holy Bible is full of testimonies of those who are now sleeping. I am with you, and this is my testimony. Believe me.
As you know, this blog site is branded Looking for God #HEISEVERYWHERE, so allow me to share with you how I found God…In A Signature Habit.
If you have read In The Dream, then this will make more sense. If you have not read In The Dream, let me catch you up. There is a physical distance between my son and me. I was heartbroken, sobbing, and praying that God would answer a special prayer to let my son know that I am close and that I love him very much. God answered that prayer within hours and gave my son Micah a dream of us playing his video game together. (All caught up.)
Within the last 2-3 days, I had gone to the store, and when I came out and got into my vehicle, I immediately noticed that the passenger’s sun visor was down, and the slide that covers the mirror was open. That may not seem like anything significant, oh, but it is!!! When my son was present with me (he’s not dead just physically away), the FIRST thing he would do when getting in the vehicle is flip the passenger’s side visor down, open the slide that covers the mirror and do a last-minute check to see if anything was in the corner of his eyes, if his face or lips needed moisturizer, or if there was anything stuck in his teeth. As a mom, I have been on him about his hygiene. I admit that all of this checking should have been done in the bathroom before exiting the home, but can we just be glad that he’s conscious of the need and did it? LOL Teenagers. Though happy that he does this out of obedience and now a habit, it is annoying to me when he leaves the mirror cover open and the visor down when he’s done. Most of the time, Micah had to be reminded. Before he left, he’d gotten better at remembering to put things back the way he found them, but every now and again, he’d forget and have to be reminded.
Since he has been away, the cover stays closed, and the visor stays up. 99.9% of the time, he is the only one who sits in that seat and does that with the visor and mirror. It’s his signature habit. If it’s like that, it’s Micah. When I got in the vehicle and noticed the difference, I thought aloud to myself, “That was not down before I went into the store.” “If it was down, the cover would have been closed because I don’t use that mirror.” Micah’s fingerprints were in the mirror. I wondered if the mirror had been that dirty before Micah left. Then, excitement overtook me as I wondered if Micah had prayed the same prayer I prayed!
This time when I saw the visor down, the mirror cover open, and fingerprints on the mirror, it was not annoying; It was a message from my baby, my son, my firstborn, my one and only child by way of God that he was CLOSE and LOVES me VERY much!
Tonight, I got to talk to him briefly over the phone, ask him about it, and tell him what I witnessed. Micah confirmed that he had recently (within the last 2-3 days) prayed to God the same prayer that I’d prayed, the prayer to let the other know that we are close and love them very much!
Words cannot express the joy, gratefulness, thankfulness, love, or warm-n-fuzzies I feel inside knowing FOR MYSELF that God personally cares for me, for us, our family, and about the things and details that I care about.
It is a thrilling pleasure to have these experiences and to share them with you! God is real. God is alive. God cares, and HE is love. Nothing is unreachable, untouchable, or unobtainable through God. Be reverent yet bold in prayer, for nothing is impossible to God. Almighty God loves us, loves you! Nothing could EVER change that!!!
Romans 8:31-39 NLT reads a follows: 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
My hope and prayer are that we may overcome The Accuser of the Brothers by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony and not love our lives so much as to shrink from death (Revelation 12:11). Let us endure, keep the faith, and not ever put God in a box.
Thank you for reading my testimony of how I found God…In The Signature Habit. God bless!