Oh my gosh you guys, another post with no recipe… (hand to the face emoji) But I have to tell you something, so I’m about to get my preach on because God is AH-Mazing!!!! I just can’t make this stuff up and I REALLY can’t just keep it to myself, so here we go! I hope that you’ll be encouraged because we’re all in this life together.
Exactly 2 hours after my husband was told the greatest news of our lives that we waited 365 days to receive Feb 8th, 2017 to Feb 8th, 2018 (he was selected for his God-job!!!) we got an email with some really unjust and unfair news regarding our daughter. Immediately after I read this not-so-nice email, my voice left me, like straight up gone. So let me recap: we received our miracle, we got a nasty email, my voice left me aka- Miracle from God, email from hell, the devil trying to steal our joy and I couldn’t do what I always do- fight for what’s right, because I had ZERO voice.
I wasn’t about to let the enemy steal my joy, but no matter how hard I tried he did steal my peace, and I just couldn’t bring myself to share the good news about BFlo’s job until this burden was lifted. God told me “I’ve fought your battles every single day for 365 days and you think I can’t handle this small situation? oh no. I’ve got this and I’m fighting your battle.” You know us humans, it’s really hard for us to let go with no worries, but I tried my best. A week later on Feb 15th, this matter got cleared and our burden was lifted. On Feb 20th we had our final meeting and it was communicated that policies would be changed church-wide so that what we experienced with our daughter would never be experienced in that way, by anyone else, ever again.
So let me recap some stuff from my previous post:
- February 8, 2017 – February 8, 2018: Exactly one year to the date from the most horrific news to the best news. The meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God’s power and authority.
- February 8th: The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man’s true ‘born again’ event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life.
- February 15th: The number 15 in the Bible pictures rest, which comes after deliverance.
- February 20th: Twenty is twice ten and means a complete or perfect waiting period.
So the afternoon of the 20th (2 days ago), we had a meeting, apologies were made, and everything was restored. It was also BFlo’s first day in the trenches with his new job and he went back to work after this meeting. I came home with my kids and started making dinner, and while I’m making our meal I hear a noise that can only be described as a cannonball being shot at our house. I’m by myself with the kids and I’m like “what was that???” I go to the front of my house and see what can only be described as a MASSiVE amount of rubble. I took pictures and I’m in complete shock at this point. The walls on our house literally just fell DOWN?! And at the threshold of our home??? Threshold= a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room. You know what we did? We laughed!!! We knew that this was the enemy’s final, last ditch effort and we know that he doesn’t win! Because you know what? We have a connection with the creator of our home, the president of the company and he had people out at our home cleaning up this rubble within the hour. Isn’t that the perfect picture of our Creator??? When an earthquake shakes you to your core, you have direct access to the Creator of your existence. And He created YOU for such a time as THiS!!! Maybe you don’t know the ending of this world, but let me tell you- GOD WiNS!!!
We prayed for breakthrough, and then Brian got the job, Ella’s situation got cleared up and it was the 20th- our “perfect waiting period” was complete! Walls weren’t coming down… they freaking came down at our house!!!
Pastor John Gray said last night “The enemy always saves his best fireworks for the last. If hell has been coming against you, know that heaven is on the way!!!” Many of you may be at the door, at the threshold point of breakthrough in faith. The enemy is taunting you and trying to stop you from moving forward. The keys are a breakthrough with God! This message from John Gray, The Speed of Breakthrough, is what I listened to several times the week before BFlo landed his job. God told me, it’s going to happen before the end of next week. It was supposed to happen on Friday, Feb 9th, but it didn’t bc God made it happen on the 8th! 1 year to the date. God is still God despite the storm, despite the desert, despite your circumstances in life right now. He is the one that causes breakthrough, and just like it happened for us, it can happen for you too! Only God can take an ugly desert experience and turn it into the most beautiful sunset mural you’ve ever seen in your life, that had that desert not happened the beautiful mural could never exist.