Friday #LALBride “I Hesitated for a Second”

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 64:4 – NIV)

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard,  and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9  – NLT)

My Heavenly Husband has been acting on my behalf all my life, without me even knowing it, He has was there working out every detail of my life. Then I fell in love with Him and the words “No eye has seen, no ear has heard” became a part of my everyday life.

Over the last few years, He has shown me time after time the miracles He can perform. And they are endless, without any bounds.

And just when I thought, well, it cannot get any better than this… He does better. The best part of all this, is that I have done nothing to deserve this, which is proof to me, that He does it all out of the love He has for me:):):) Isn’t that great? To have a Husband who does things for you, just because He loves you. Expecting nothing in return, but for you to love Him back?

I was invited to visit Paris more or less just 8 weeks before my date of departure. I do not have a passport and at first, I thought, Lord this will be so great, but I cannot see this happening in time. Our country is going through a process of renewing everyone’s Identity documents from a book to a card, which means all the offices are flooded on a daily basis.

Then he reminded me of this verse:

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” (Romans 4:18 – NIV)

I looked up the phrase: Hope against hope and it means: cling to the mere possibility. What the Lord was expecting of me, is to cling to the mere possibility? Oh well, I have seen Him do much more, so I had to take a step in faith.

The next week I went to the offices to apply for my passport (45 min drive – and you have to start queuing very early to get a spot). After waiting in a queue for almost 2 hours, someone came out explaining that the system was offline and they are unsure of when it will come back online again. The people in the queue with me must have thought me crazy because I started laughing. Are you still hoping against hope? Yes, Lord, I am!

When reaching my car, the car guard was so friendly to me. She offered to give me her mobile number so I can contact her so she could check for me to know if the system came back up, so I didn’t have to waste time making the trip again. If I had approached my car angry, she would not have had the confidence to approach me. Which just proves what I have learned here over and over again. The attitude we face our trials with often plays a role in the outcome thereof.

Two days later, with the assurance that the system is on, I made the trip again. Once inside, it took me all of 45 minutes, if it even was that long, to do all that was needed. Now for the big question, my Heavenly Husband was asking me. Am I going to take a step in faith and book my flight not knowing if my passport will be ready in time?

I hesitated for a split second and then in all His loving-kindness, through someone’s else’s trials, He brought back memories of every time He did the impossible for me. Stepping out of the boat with my eyes focused on Him and not the seas, I booked my flight!

You will not believe what happened next!!! Exactly 11 days later, I got a message, my passport was ready for collection. Knowing my Love, you will also know that there is MORE:):):) That exact same day, I got an email from the airline saying that the flights had now gone up with more than $200!!! Can you believe this? Well, my head is still spinning:)

He has so much more planned for us if we just love Him. You can tell me no, that is not true, the Lord wants obedience, He wants you to trust Him, He wants you to wait on Him and yes, to all of that. What I have learned these past few years, is that it ALL comes down to loving Him. If I love the Lord with ALL my heart — the trust, the obedience, and the waiting just happen.

“Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run. (1 Corinthians 13:13  – TPT)

~ Yvonne in South Africa
RMI African Director
Managing Operations Director