When God Sends An Instant Message
I don’t know about you but in my case it is very rare that I receive an instant answer to my questions from God.
But then again the book of Job has forty two chapters and God started speaking in Chapter thirty eight.
But a few times in my life God has answered me immediately almost like within an Instant message without the computer.
One day I was very upset because I couldn’t get the position I wanted because I opened up about sin in my life to other women. I did not want other women to fall into sin in the way I did especially during their husband’s deployment. I knew that God had brought me out of the chains of sins and I was now to freely share it. However the people in charge of selecting the new chair person saw it differently. They saw the sin I shared and not the God who brought me out of that sin and my desire to keep others from doing so. They worried about their reputation and about my testimony even so they admitted that I have never spoken against the important truth of the bible. I ended up not getting the position which really put me into deep depression. I was totally out of it and felt rejected and I knew they were wrong. But there was nothing I could do to prove them otherwise. I took my bible and I sat on the chairs and I prayed: “Lord Jesus, give me an answer to what is happening, I am inpatient. Please give it to me now” I opened up the bible and I was in job. At that point a passage opened up to me like a key would open the door. And the funny thing is I can’t find the specific passage anymore but it converted to me: “Sandra, I know your heart. They are wrong. Pray for them.”
Job 42: 7-10 NIV
After the lord had said these things to job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you , and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken of me, what is right, as my servant Job has.”
It comforted me knowing that at least the Lord knew my heart was in the right place. In the end two he people in the leadership ended up apologizing, the other person and the chair person moved away and I do not want to speak with her again. I am guessing the Lord deals with me in time on that issue and put her back into my life when it’s time to revisit the painful memory so I can forgive her. As military wife’s in the same organization it’s likely to run into each other again at a different duty station.
This verse also fits the next one. Recently my daughter Abigail had a birthday party and I told her since we are celebrating it in the neighborhood every kid who knocks on our door invited or not we allow coming in. Abigail doesn’t get along with the child next door. When it was time for the piñata I saw the neighbors kids on their bikes longingly looking at the piñata. I felt so bad for the children after all their mom was the first to welcome me to the new neighborhood. I was anxious to make it up to them and put a peace of birthday cake on a plate and hastily put together two party treat bags. I figured it was my way of saying:” Even so you weren’t invited we want you to have part of Abigail’s birthday celebration.” I left it in front of their door because they weren’t there for that moment. Within an hour the mom was deeply offended knocking on our door. So I felt bad for her again but then I realized my intentions were good and not of malice. The mom later understood. But that brings me to my next bible verse.
Psalm 139:32 NIV
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
If you know you are right in front of the Lord then it doesn’t matter what others think. I saw a bumper sticker once. It said:” What you think of me is none of my business”. I love it.
I was at a workshop once and I really didn’t think a lot of it. When I went to thank the Lady I started crying like a baby. I had no idea what was happening. I told the lady that she shouldn’t think of me as needy and I am really not like that. She then asked: “Whats wrong with being needy”. I had no answer whatsoever except that I tried to defend myself stating multiples time that I really doesn’t need anything at the moment. After that I went into the prayer room. It was beautiful decorated. I wanted to pray for a Leadership Position and when I opened my bible it stated that I am indeed poor and needy. I literally laughed out loud and couldn’t believe God’s sense of humor. I am not sure if I opened
Psalm 40:17 NIV
But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.”
or Psalm 70:5 NIV
But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.
Only the “needy’ need a doctor! We must need him or something from him if we want him to provide.
This were the instances when I got immediately answer from God and those are one of my “WOW God” Moments as the radio station K- love would say.
Have you ever gotten an Instant Message From God? Please share