(live footage about 6 days ago)
Was is COVID or not? I know one thing, we have to put our trust in God and use wisdom in every situation we face in life.
Who would have thought that I would be writing a post as such! What a humbling experience this has been.
Let‘s backtrack a bit...... so I’ve been planning for my first live ministry event for the past two months or so. The amazing prayer team and I have been meeting faithfully every Wednesday evening and to sum that up, all I can say is GOD will send ALL the resources and support you need when you step out on faith and do what he’s calling you to do! These ladies were handpicked and divinely placed in my life
“for such a time as this”.
This Pray and Pour event, is my birthday gift right back to God. At the onset of my “yes” to Him and what He called this event to be, the attacks began! I’ve experienced mental, spiritual, and most recently a physical attack!
I like to say that even this was a spiritual attack that just so happen to manifest itself physically BUT.....
About 2 weeks ago, I was having a moment of doubt and called one of my prayer partners and sisters in Christ and she prayed with me. After she prayed she told me that the Lord was telling her to tell me “isolation”- she was hearing from God “isolation.” She encouraged me to pray about it and see what God was wanting me to do. In my mind, I said
“guess I’ll go on a social media fast”.
Lean not to your own understanding.....
That very next day, I began feeling a little tickle in my throat and as “extra” as I am, I had already started taking precautions (this wasn’t something new because I tend to do this whenever someone sneezes or coughs anyway😏).... I didn’t want my hubby or kids around me so I started taking precautions.
Well about three days later, after feeling congested and losing my taste and smell (which was my determining factor to get tested) I decided to just go and see if my “shenanigans” of precautions were in vain. Low and behold I got a “positive” result from the rapid test and the “isolation” truly began.
Once I shook off the tears from the initial result and disbelief, I began to tell God
”here I am Lord, do in me what you want and need to do”.
Let me tell you..... God knew EXACTLY what He was doing. My wonderful supportive Husband sent me a text message as he heard me “coping” with this reality and reminded me of the “why”-
A few days later, the confirmed lab results “ruled out COVID-19” however, I still did my part and continued isolating and resting especially since I still wasn’t feeling well.
Going back and forth at this point- do I have COVID or not? I had to look up in my own bible to find “God is not the author of confusion” and how the enemy is the Father of lies” and so what I believe God was instructing me to do.
Everything for the Pray and Pour was already in place and all that was lacking was THIS.
God revealed to me that this “isolation“ period was needed. It was the very last thing that needed to happen. I needed to rest. I needed to spend quality uninterrupted time with Him and had it not happened THIS way- I would have still been busy and pulled on in several directions with little to no time to fully prepare my spirit man. I needed to “still away” with Him. Had my eyes not seen “positive” even though later confirmed “negative”, and had I not felt sick nor lost my sense of taste and smell.... I probably would not have isolated the way the Lord was instructing me. No matter what- I have to believe and trust that He had me right where He needed me to be- even in my sickness.
Talk about the wilderness!
Before Jesus ministry, he was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness for forty days and nights where He fasted and prayed and was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11).
As Jesus ministry grew, He often withdrew to lonely places to pray (Luke 5:16). If Jesus, fully God and fully human needed to “isolate“ himself and receive His strength from God.... this tells me.... I DO TOO!
What showed up as a “positive” COVID reading was actually a divine appointment tailor made for me.
For such a time as this! I had all year plus some to “catch COVID” and it waits 2+ weeks before my very first ministry event! He’s an on time God... YES HE IS!
What the enemy meant for evil God worked it out for the good!
I write my story and testimony to shame the devil and to encourage you! No matter what life throws your way, know that God is with you through it all. Our personal relationship with Christ, our spiritual walk, and using the wisdom of God to discern what to do in this confused world are MAJOR KEYS!
No, we don’t celebrate the trail but we celebrate through the trial and get the opportunity by faith, to experience God as who we need Him to be during that trial!
Lord, I had the chance to experience you as healer, mind regulator, peace, and restorer!
Though the weapons will form- storms will come- hardships we will face- NOT ONE WILL PROSPER! It won’t destroy us! It won’t cause us to throw in the towel! They may hurt but they won’t penetrate deep in your soul!
I am reminded of everything I stand for and who God has called me to be! Remain in Him and he’ll remain in you!
“ Don’t worry, you are covered girl”
Covered in God
Covered in Prayer
Covered in His Love
Covered with His Protection
Covered from the “enemies”
As I write to encourage you, I write to encourage and sustain myself.
To God be the Glory!! God is not through with me yet!!
Blessings + Love,