So many times we expect God to confirm things to us through huge life events filled with symbolism. Most of the time, God speaks and shows us things in the small, seemingly inconsequential things of life, yet they are filled with practicality. If you aren’t paying attention, you will miss some of the greatest blessings life has to offer and the instructions that come with those things.
About six months ago I went to a ladies’ meeting at a home of one of our parishioners. I knew I had to go! God specifically told me this was a meeting I was not to even consider missing! The speaker gave a phenomenal message! The food was delicious. When you are Assembly of God, as I am, you ALWAYS EAT! If you meet to shop, you eat first. If you get together to discuss Vacation Bible School, you have a meal! If you have a prayer meeting, you better have a dish in your hand and what is in that dish should be homemade! We had eaten before the speaker spoke and when she was finishing the Spirit of God began to move in words of wisdom, knowledge and prophecy!
There was a chair and if you wanted prayer, you sat in the chair and we gathered around you and prayed. Sure enough, just as God had told me, the move of God was tremendous! I was one of the last ones to sit in the chair. When I did, things God had already spoken to me were confirmed, but there was one that came as a pleasant surprise. It was prophesied, God would send spiritual eaglets for me to mother. Now, as a mom when my children were growing up I missed out on a great deal as a mother. I worked a very high stress job, became very ill to the point my weight dropped down to 94 pounds. I was diagnosed with a chronic illness for which there is no cure. It will not kill me, but until my miracle occurs, I will have symptoms of it for the rest of my life. For years, and even now, this disease can and does strike without warning. I have to be very wise in what I eat and in how much stress I allow myself to get under. I have a “therapy” dog, Gracie…she isn’t really a true certified therapy dog but she helps when I begin to get swallowed up in too much pressure. Now you know why I write devotions, sometimes up to 3 times a day!
One of the “stealers” of this disease is time. When it strikes, it strikes fast, hard and painfully! It literally lays you out for days, weeks and sometimes months at a time. Thank God I have not had a months on end strike in some time! It stole my time from my children. How many times I would cry and tell God how disappointed I was in being unable to do all I wanted with and for my children and now they were grown and I can have no more. The lady who prophesied over me did not know me deeply and personally. She had no idea I had a chronic illness, nor do many because I don’t talk about it. I will stand on the Word that says I am healed and when symptoms come I continue to stand on the Word!
As she prophesied she said I would be as an eagle and God would send me eaglets to mentor and then they would be released to be eagles and mentor eaglets of their own. I waited and no little eaglets showed up. I began to feel disappointed, yet again. Suddenly, one day I began to speak to a young lady in the church. There was something special about her. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I liked her and was drawn to her. She would text me and when our texting would end she always ended with calling me ‘Mama’. At first, I thought she just misspelled ma’am. As time went on she continued to call me mama and would really listen to me. She began calling me for prayer over various things.
One day as I was praying I began to tell God I was ready for my eaglets and to please lead them to me. God didn’t say this but He reminded me of this young woman and seemed to say, “What do you need? A neon sign?” I thought that was funny and then I saw her in a completely different light! She had surgery recently. I got a text and that said she was going in soon and would I pray. I asked her if she wanted me to come. She did. My little eaglet had the surgery and needs prayer. All did not go according to plan. I know she will be okay. Oh the happiness of having another “baby”, but the heart wrenching love that comes with it, too! I wouldn’t trade it for the world. She will be fine or she wouldn’t have been given to me. I am not sure of it all, but as with all “eaglets”, God will show me as I go. In the meantime, how grateful I am for her, for the future God has for her, and knowing that one day she will have wings and will fly very high. All eagles fly higher than all the other birds. The next one will come and on and on it will go. Just like Sara, she had one physical child but in the spirit she has millions! How blessed we are as women when we get to have “spiritual” children to speak into and gently guide!
How good it is to know the Lord and to always be led of Him in so many different ways. He never disappoints! I am proof of that and so is my little eaglet! Blessings, dear reader! I will see you soon! Juliana
- Over The Cliff (ptl2010.com)
- Perry Stone: The Tribulation Code Hidden In Esther (shieldofgod.wordpress.com)
- Charles Spurgeon – The Movie. (shieldofgod.wordpress.com)
- Short Prayers week (christianpf.com)