Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of f himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.- John 16:13
Sorry for the late post guys, I’ve had a such long day. I almost didn’t write anything today but I started this post only to realize I had written a portion of it 2 months ago! So here goes…
I wish I could do a whole series on this one because it’s one scripture but it’s amazing how many angles the Holy Spirit has turned it to teach me but the one I want to introduce today is ‘knowing your future.’ This year I learned that for real for real, God delights in letting us know what is to come. He doesn’t approve of shocks, surprises and emergencies. He doesn’t like for you to cross the bridge when you get to it. I know the world teaches us that, but like you know, the world is a demonic place. I used to like that idiom ‘cross the bridge when you come to it’; like you think on a situation when it happens or when you get there. To be honest with you, it’s only now that I’m writing this, that I see the danger of it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not good to WORRY about things that haven’t happened. It serves you no purpose but it’s dangerous not to think on the situation before you get there. God doesn’t approve of this nature. How do I know? He doesn’t approve of the nature of Esau who didn’t think about tomorrow or the future. He didn’t think on it; give it any thought. He wanted to cross that bridge when He came to it, for there and then it was just what was on his plate, what would fill his belly, he was concerned about.
Before I get tempted to make this a story about Esau’s profanity, let me bring myself back on track. So yes, God doesn’t care for that life so like I wrote on my status one time, ‘unexpected occurrences in your life and in the lives of people close to you is a reflection of your prayerlessness’. If things come to you as a shock or surprise and things happen to you, your family and friends without your knowledge then you aren’t fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit. That being said, I used to be so shy to say God was talking to me about my husband or my children or my future in totality. I felt like people would think I’m in a hurry or in desperate want for those things right now. Sighhh sometimes my own stupidity shocks me but yes I would think that, sometimes I would even resist having the conversation with God entirely because ah? I’m not married but you want to talk to me about children? Please please move to someone who is closer to that stage.
One day, señor no chill said ‘ imagine we taught doctors what they need to know only WHEN they are already doctors and faced with patients. Imagine there was no medical school so from their desire to be doctors, they went straight to practicing and then they’d be taught everything on the job’ can you imagine that God will only start talking to you about your marriage when you get married? Aye that ‘jump in so you know’ attitude I personally don’t think I can afford it.
This year I’m learning, firstly that God talks to you or well He wants to. He doesn’t talk to just a selected few, He talks to all of us. You aren’t hearing Him because you aren’t connected to the body. You aren’t hearing him because your heart is hardened, you aren’t hearing him because you do all the talking, you aren’t hearing him because your Bible is shut and your prayer life is nonexistent.
Secondly, God doesn’t want to talk to you about your future in the future. He wants to have that conversation with you NOW. God doesn’t want to talk about your spouse only when they come, what’s the use in that? He doesn’t want to talk to you about your kids when they come? He doesn’t even want you to know the gender by a scan when you are already expecting? He doesn’t want you to know that your boss in your next job is a pain in the badunkidunk when you get in there. He doesn’t want to talk to you about school after you enroll into one? He doesnt want to keep you unaware of the future devices of the evil one until you come to it. No no no God wants you to know all of these before time and prepare accordingly. He delights in giving us glimpses into our future to give us hope & to prepare us. Frankly, He only gives us glimpses because can you just for a second imagine if He showed you the full picture? How reckless we’d be? How manipulative we’d be? How much of the now we’d miss and ignore focusing on that picture ahead? So no He won’t give us the full picture all at once but He sure does want to give us pieces of the puzzle as we walk this journey. He wants to walk with us today with the future in view
Because I want to pick this topic up again, lemme just cut it short here by asking… based on the scripture above, is it safe to say that if you aren’t walking in truth, if you bear no knowledge of things to come, if life is always giving you shocks and surprises, if you are living a life of emergencies, you are walking & living without the Spirit?
Until tomorrow, think on this! Stay blessed.