This morning I spared with God. It happened just after I had finished my telephone devotional time with about 25 other believers from 6-7:00 a.m. As I lay in bed at the conclusion of prayer time, I turned on my TV to listen to the early morning news. The first report given was a weather update on the first big snowstorm descending on the upper northeastern states. I heard the weather announcer say something like this: “Reports are coming in that due to the heavy snowstorm and the automobile pile ups on the highways, the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine might be delayed.”
WHAT? I exclaimed as I sat up in bed. No, my Lord, no! How could You do this? You just unshackled the government, endowed scientific and medical minds to perfect the vaccine, empowered the regulator committees to approve the vaccine, and harnessed the transportation systems to deliver the vaccine to the first defenders, nursing homes and critical masses. Now look what You have gone and done! Manufactured more delays. What’ssss Up!
By this time, I was under the covers hiding…expecting God to zap me at any moment. I glanced to my right and to my left to see if the strong presence I was feeling was to become a live aberration and Jesus Christ Himself would appear with a rod in His hand. I stayed hidden under the blanket for a while, eyes wide open, nervously unsettled, listening for a squeak in the floorboards, expecting a soft breeze to flutter through my bedroom from the closed windows…and then I regretfully and quietly whispered an apologetic prayer.
“Forgive me Lord, for I have sinned. I changed lanes. I forgot this was a one-way street. And You and You alone have the right of way.”
After sliding out from under the covers, I immediately grabbed one of my devotional books and turned, without faltering, to pages 152 and 154 of Susie Larson’s devotional book entitled Blessings For Women (Sub-titled, ‘Words of Grace and Peace for Your Heart’). There I discovered the following 2 verses:
|“The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.” Psalm 29:11 NLT||“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up in honor.” James 4:10 NLT|
That’s all the Holy Spirit conveyed to me. That was His complete conversational message. Thus sayeth the Lord…He did not scold me are zap me dead. He just commended me for returning back into my own lane and allowing God to do His thing. Once again, I was reminded that God and God alone is in control of this pandemic business, and it ain’t over until He says it’s over. Amen!
Scripture Lesson: “But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3 KJV
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