I can’t figure HIM out. He is somethin’ else. Our heavenly dad’s ways can be frustrating at times, won’t you agree Making us wait when “It don’t make no sense.” I mean who does that? Doesn’t it bother you how sometimes He seems to be talking with you about something trivial like He didn’t see the elephant in the room?
Like “Duh” Jesus, hello…challenges here. What’s up with that?
But, He will be who He will be. The meaning of I AM THAT I AM (Not hating Jesus, just saying). Anywho!
So, something happened last week. But first,
For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city – Acts 18:10
(Listen while you read the rest of the post).
God surprised me.
Eli asked me to consider meeting Nick, a young Brit, who was briefly visiting the U.S. Nick seemed humble. Honestly, he looked unassuming. He was dressed in jeans, a white shirt, a jacket with a snapback hat to top it off.
We connected over coffee. We swap stories and…gosh…was I surprised. Our stories drew interesting parallels. I went to the same places he had gone to as the Spirit had individually led us. Our personal stories, adventures with Jesus, and challenges were echoes.
Nick was born in Ghana. He had an unfortunate upbringing. Its safe to say he raised himself. Nick was talented and was given a full scholarship to study in the U.S. But, God! Nuff’ said. Nick ended up studying with a missionary organization in South Africa. He interned in England where he was invited to serve again. Cool right? Well, there is more.
I found out later that Nick was actually hired by the Church of England. He is considered an Evangelist/Anglican Priest and loves developing Youth Programs and working with youth. But, here’s the twister.
You may have heard of The House of Lords and The House of Commons which are branches of parliament. But, there is a covert third which is The Synod Church of England which deals with matters of law regarding moral issues.
Well, shocker! Young Nick is the Synod Presentative in Parliament. A few years back, his coworkers nominated him. He didn’t like it. But, God did! And when have we ever won an argument with the divine? Though voting was involved, Nick was essentially drafted in. Haaa…!
Yes, the man has met the Queen of England and works with members in all three branches wherever he (pardon me – God) wants him to influence a positive change with wisdom from heaven.
God is amazing!!!
So, where do I REALLY come in?
I’ll tell you. As Nick and I were wrapped up in conversation, Nick threw his hands up, leaned back with eyes open and exclaimed,
“It all makes sense now.”
Well, he lost me. What made sense, I wondered. Nick then explained.
He had a dream before he came to the U.S. In this dream, he was going to meet a close friend he had known who was from Bamenda, Cameroon. According to the dream, he walked right into it. In prayer, he asked God several times what it meant and how it is that he would be meeting an old friend from Bamenda, Cameroon.
And…there I was.
He walked right into me at Starbucks and we immediately connected over coffee as Sons of God and as Sons of the motherland, Africa.
What blows my mind is that I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with this.
It was ALL God.
I don’t know what God is planning, but I am grateful for the friendship of a humble and faithful man who has been battle-tested by hardships, trials, and temptations.
Did I mention that this was only one of many such divine connections I had last week? Yep, God is up to something.
So, wherever you are on this journey with Jesus, whether in need of divine connection, in need of a significant other, or some miracle, hold onto your horses. As you do everything you can, don’t forget to wait on the Lord for your strength to be renewed. Don’t forget to recenter tell Him all your troubles and recenter your straying mind on I AM.
He knows what and who you need. He’ll bring you people. He’ll bring you a tribe.
Just keep developing the destiny He’s called you to, one baby step at a time.
As you take each baby step, divine provision will be unlocked and downloaded to you from the heavenly icloud for the assignment you were born for.
One Love, One Spirit