Friday, May 31, 2019

God Talks to Me

Yes!!!  God talks to me.  I suppose that God talks to you the way you need to hear.  Balaam had his donkey talk to him!!!  You don't believe me, look up Numbers 22 in the Bible.  Let me tell you the latest things God has told me.

I spoke to a few people about this first one.  I'm not a Sunday School person.  I'm just not.  Well, during the week I see a post that they are doing some studies and one of them said, "Intertestimental Period."  I couldn't even tell you what that meant at that time.  Didn't think twice about it but I saw it.  Sunday morning rolls around and it is not a Sunday that I have to be at church early.  I set the alarm early because I need that time to get up.  As the alarm goes off I promise you I see the post in my mind's eye.  INTERTESTIMENTAL PERIOD!!!  I finally understand that this is the period between the Old Testament and the New Testament, it is about 438 years.  In this time, the Sadducees, the Pharisees and the Scribes came about.  I have always had questions about these groups of people  I mean, wasn't it Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin that made the decision to kill Jesus?  Who were these people?  Where did they come from?  I promise you that I heard God ask me, "Didn't you always want to learn about the intertestimental period?"  I told God, "I do, but God I'm sleeping."  I closed my eyes and tried to go back to sleep but whenever I closed my eyes I could see the sign and I heard is almost sing-songy. "Intertestimental Period!"  I looked at the clock.  Sunday School starts at 9:15am.  It was almost 8:40am.  There was no way I was going to get myself and my two children ready to go to church.  I tried again to go back to sleep and then I gave up.  I woke the children up and get them ready.  It was an act of God that we were at church by 9:20am and they hadn't even started the teaching by the time I rolled in.  After years of wondering, I finally understand the Intertestimental Period.

This second time is less obvious.  I have been suffering from PMS for years.  I know you are thinking that all women suffer with PMS.  Well, I am telling you that I don't like having PMS.  I am fatigued, lethargic, bloated, fussy and moody.  I am the worst of myself and I am tired of it!!!  I also get something that Santi used to call the Bottomless Pit Syndrome or just BP.  I can eat and eat and I don't seem to get full.  I know some people have told me they go through the same thing.  Well, this past week, I open the fridge (for the 10th time) and I see Broccoli. I don't know what possesses me but I took the Broccoli, steamed it in its bag and ate it.  PMS went away!!!  BP went away.  I went to work and I was telling my friend about how Broccoli took my PMS away and she told me that Broccoli is supposed to be a food that takes PMS away and she showed me the article that showed it.  I didn't know this.  How was it that I took that Broccoli out the fridge and ate it? I knew it would help.  And after I ate it, I brought another bag with me to work so that I wouldn't over eat. It's like a miracle.

God talks to me all the time... through His Word.  When my mother died, I asked my father how he was holding up and what did he hold on to to make it through the bad days.  My father gave me 2 Corinthians 4:7-12
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not us.  We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed-- always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.  For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  So then death is working in us, but life in you."
The pastor preached on this chapter at Santi's memorial.

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  Hebrews 4:12.  The Bible talks to me; God is talking to me through this Word and it brings to me life, light and promises.  So I will hold on to this with all I have.  I advise you do the same.

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