Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Orchestrating My Life: Destined for Greatness!
Lately, I have found myself to be the voice of reason for many friends and family members yet I can’t find a voice of reason from a human being for myself, for my struggles. So I talk to God and he answers me many times because the answer stems from my heart and my spirit. However, there are times when the answer is in my mind, those are the times I just don’t know what to believe. The mind is the devil’s playground which is why it is dangerous to take something and just run with it. The bible states in 2 Timothy 2:15 “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. I really encourage you to read all of 2 Timothy after reading this blog, its four chapters in length but a very powerful chapter within the bible. It is the second epistle written in Rome by the Apostle Paul when he was brought before Nero the second time.
Often times God puts a word in my heart as well as my spirit. Often times I may have a word in my mind and these are the times where I question is it God, is it me or is the devil? Am I the only one out there that has ever done that? Of course not! So many times people will come and decide they want to give you a word from God but you should not receive everyone’s word so openly! If they are telling you something that you know God has already told you through your mind and your spirit then consider this confirmation. However, if they are telling you something you have never questioned and doesn’t line up with the word of God then surely it is something that God did not send to you. You don’t have to be rude to the person just know that within yourself that you don’t receive it. Get in prayer and talk to God about it and he will answer you and tell you if it’s him or not. Now I am not a person that beats a person over the head with the word (bible bashing). I will hold a regular conversation with you and on occasion the word of God will make its way within the conversation. A person must be wise to win souls to Christ as everyone’s walk with God is personal. My walk is not your walk and vice versa. My oil to me cost a lot it may not mean as much to you but I know the struggles that I have been through and I do not voice them all nor do speak of them all but I do allow God to show through me as much as I can. But I also realize that I am not perfect and he is still working on me and will continue to do so as I remain here on earth.
A few weeks ago I was reading in Genesis and words literally jumped off the page at me. I have researched and read and struggled with writing a blog about the Garden of Eden. I tossed and turned for three nights and barely slept but God was speaking to me through it all. I have read every bible possible to see if words were changed in translation but they all read the same. So what brought all of this on? A question that I asked God, then I asked a friend, then I asked my clients-- What was the question? Does God reveal things to women of God before he reveals them to men of God? A very simple yet complex question. The next question was why did the serpent beguile Eve, why did he go after Eve why not Adam? This was followed by why did God command Adam, did he not command Eve as well? So my research began in Genesis 3:1 with the serpent ”…And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Her answer is given in Genesis 3:2-3 “…We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD HATH SAID, Ye shall not eat of it neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” The words GOD HATH SAID jumped off the page at me. I paused in my reading and went back to when God had commanded Adam in Genesis 2:15-18 “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God COMMANDED the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet.” After reading this my antennas were up because I wanted to fully receive what God was saying to me through his word. If you read further God then put Adam into a deep sleep and Eve was created. So my thought was did God and Eve have a conversation while Adam slept? I mean look at what Adam was commanded in relation to what Eve stated God said! There is extra information within her dialogue with the serpent that was not there during the dialogue between Adam and God.
This started my research and I had many sleepless nights reading God’s word and listening to God as he ministered to my spirit not my mind but my SPIRIT! Within my heart I know this was God there was no confusion, no doubt, no anger, just a very solemn peace and appreciation that he is revealing himself to me more and more which means I am walking closer to him at this point in my life. Now for decades people have argued that Eve lied, Eve added to what God said. So as I continuously read the first three chapters of Genesis there was something else that jumped off the page at me. In Gen 1:27-29 it reads “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and FEMALE created he them. And God BLESSED them, and GOD SAID UNTO THEM, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.” Now that is powerful, God created man and woman in his image! And even better he spoke to the man and the woman so Adam did not have to go and repeat to Eve what God had said because he spoke to her as well. Eve did not tell the serpent Adam said God said, she stated GOD HATH SAID. Every bible I picked up no matter the translation all stated GOD HATH SAID.
Oh how sweet it is to know that God will reveal things to women of God just as he will reveal them to men of God. Now I went on a journey and realized that most of the time within the bible that things of God were revealed to the women first and then to the men second. Now I am still researching this but it encouraged me not to feel foolish believing the things that he has revealed to me because maybe he hasn’t revealed it to others yet. As I listened to not only Bishop T.D. Jakes but to Bishop Noel Jones as well they stated that the foolishness of God is wiser than men. I have to be willing to look and sound foolish just as Noah did when he built the arc and told people of the rain that was to come. I will continue to press to be what he predestined me to be. After I made this decision and stood firm on it the words I heard were, “Will you drink of this cup?” and my answer was “Yes, Lord I will”! So as God continues to change me and renew my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul I pray he does the same for you as well. I never thought this blog would become an inspirational one but God always starts small so never despise small beginnings especially when a man as great as God is orchestrating it all, until next time my lovelies have a glamorous day!