Wednesday, March 7, 2012

His Faithfulness

Scripture Memory:

just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

(Colossians 1:7-8 ESV)


When I first read this my initial thought was: I wanted to be like Epaphras. He was commended for his faithfulness in his service for Christ. I prayed that my work be done not for the glory of self, nor men but always "as unto the Lord." I suspect that is how Epaphras did his ministry, which would explain why he was so effective for the cause of the gospel.

Then a few days later, I looked at the verse again and I was still struck with the same word "faithfulness" but this time it was God's. As I have shared before in my prior posts, Agent G and I were going through some growing pains. But God, oh He is always faithful!

I can't help but give Him props for always letting me know He can hear me and He knows what is going on. And what did He use this time? Of all things, fortune cookies. I normally don't put stock in what the fortune cookies say but in this case I take exception. I mean, if God can use a donkey to speak to a prophet, He can surely send a message thru a cookie. And send a message He did. 

This is what Agent G's fortune said:

(Uh yes, he who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says.)

This was mine:.


These were both spot on. I looked around and listened for this tell-tale theme song because I was sure we just entered The Twilight Zone. 

I was speechless and beyond amazed that the Creator of heaven and earth, the God of the universe would take the time to - like it says in my memory verse - make known to me His love in the Spirit. I turned my face to hide a smile.

Thank you, Father!

*** {This is part of the  Adventures in Colossians series wherein I memorize, you guessed it, the book of Colossians in a year.} ***


bogodoy said...

And I smile while reading this. Amen, sister.

That donkey sure talked to many of us (all of us). But God is wise and He knew that donkey was more obedient than most of us. I never imagined I would wish to be like a donkey, but I do now.

May we always have the discernment to hear from God no matter what manner or form He uses to speak to us.

Thanks again gor this post, friend.

~Grace and Peace said...

Amen, sister.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

God sometimes is funny and uses all sorts of things to make us "hear" Him! After all, He is to source of all creativity and good clean fun! :^) patsy

Lisa notes... said...

I love everything about this post. :-) Yes, God speaks in many ways, and may we have open ears to hear him.

Isn't it great how scripture continues to unfold as we memorize it? The same words over and over, but yet the Lord sends us new insights at just the right time.

Thanks for linking up at Do Not Depart. I've been blessed by visiting you here.

Katie Orr said...

How fun! He is so good to speak to us, just when we need it!