Monday, April 07, 2014
God just kept pouring out yesterday....
I had asked for the day off of work because we were having a guest speaker at church: Graham Cooke!
My boss told me there was no way I could get that Sunday off. I begged and got the morning off for church. I was scheduled 2-10:30pm.
Graham Cooke's message was about prayer and receiving. He said we came into the Kingdom because God initiated a relationship with us and drew us to Him. We received Him. God is always the initiator and we are always the receiver.
Mr. Cooke said that Jesus is always making intercession for us to the Father and that the Holy Spirit is interceding for us with groaning too deep for words. Therefore if Jesus and the Holy Spirit are praying for us, it would be good for us to learn to listen to what they are saying and join in with them, making a three-fold cord of prayer--praying With God instead of just To God.
So, we should start each day with our hands and heart open to receiving whatever gift God wants to put into them that day.
This may not be a new concept to you, you may not agree with it, but it was a beautiful and simple concept to me!
And, God cares about the details. The silly little details that delight us. I mentioned before that I had tried on a dress and really liked it, but that it was on the expensive side for me. When I checked my email yesterday morning there was a coupon for $30 off that particular dress! After church, I went and bought it. It fit even better than it did the first time! And, it matches the shoes I bought as well as a bracelet that was a Christmas gift from a friend. God is in the details.
Then I went to work and found out that my manager changed the schedule: I had yesterday AND today off of work! Thank You Jesus!
We've even changed our plans for our trip slightly. We will be renting a car and driving to Corpus Christi--not a huge or exotic trip, but a nice road trip since we've never been there. (I've been to Europe, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Canada, Hawaii, the East Coast, but I've not seen much of TX and I've never been to Mexico!)
But, we're going to leave early on Sunday morning and go to Austin to attend our old church and visit friends for a day before going on to Corpus. Our old church only had about 25 people and it was very much like family so we've missed them.
Blessings everywhere we turn!