If you have been reading my other blog entries you already have the glimpse of what my selah time has been doing so far. Nights ago while turning channels to different stations , I came across watching a Christian program called The 700 Club Asia . That time I knew that it’s not an accident for me to stay tune on that station, the Lord immediately told me that I have to wait about something. While watching the said program they have this segment wherein they pray freely according to what God has been telling them to pray for. That time one of the host named Kata Innocencio prayed about a girl who has been oppressed by the enemy and the Lord is just giving that person a hope, peace and joy inside her heart and setting her free from any holds of the enemy. That time I knew it already and I immediately claim that prayer for me. As the program ended before I go to bed, I always have these time to set my heart upon God and do my quiet time with the Lord. During my time with God he confirms through His word in Revelations 21
Revelation 21 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The New Heaven and the New Earth
21 I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and so had the sea. 2 Then I saw New Jerusalem, that holy city, coming down from God in heaven. It was like a bride dressed in her wedding gown and ready to meet her husband.
3 I heard a loud voice shout from the throne:
God’s home is now with his people. He will live with them, and they will be his own. Yes, God will make his home among his people. 4 He will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain. These things of the past are gone forever.
5 Then the one sitting on the throne said:
I am making everything new. Write down what I have said. My words are true and can be trusted. 6 Everything is finished! I am Alpha and Omega,[a] the beginning and the end. I will freely give water from the life-giving fountain to everyone who is thirsty. 7 All who win the victory will be given these blessings. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
What clearly strikes to me in this verse was the “ Everything is Finished!” , I don’t want to pretend or push immediately myself to be okay because I wanted it to be genuine . I wanted God to be the one to tell me that I’m okay so truly He did. This has been a confirmation that truly I’m okay.
I realized how wonderful it is to allow God to move in my pains. There’s always a purpose for me, choosing to have my selah moment with God. The Lord totally allowed everything to happen. The verses during my time with God was a confirmation that everything is finished. All throughout my selah journey I learned that being sensitive can bring good and bad but the way I respond in the situation matters most for the Lord. I learned not to decide immediately rather to surrender all in the hands of our Father. That problems must be faced personally not to run away from it. I choose to love and stay loving. To appreciate not to blame . To love them not to hate and to understand not to question. There is a purpose for every pain, that I learned how to submit myself under God. Acknowledging Him for everything , I know God is up to something for me and I’m ready for it . Luke 22:31–32
Luke 22:31-32 New International Version (NIV)
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
It’s about time to go back. Obeying to what God has been ordering me to do. When correction is necessary ; it should be done with KINDNESS and LOVE . In that way we become imitators of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 48:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
In life we undergone several refinement because we are always under construction and a work in progress for God. More than anything else He remain the same God who is sovereign indeed in our lives !