I am so thankful God allows me so many do overs until I get better at what He is teaching me.
It has been an amazing journey since He began to allow me to teach. Jay and I taught nurses, Sunday school classes, small groups and one to one.
And then God allowed us to teach via a You Tube channel. https://youtube.com/@knowingtheone8214?si=zbZIYCGigfMqZyNx
Teaching on You Tube has been different from in person teaching. It has been a faith journey to look into a camera and not know for sure where our words will go.
God told me from the beginning, “I will not let you proclaim that which you do not claim.” That turned out to be tougher than I thought.
Every time I wrote or spoke, He gave me tests to see if I really believed the message He was sending through me.
It is a joy to sit in private and be amazed at what God reveals. But when the practice session comes, sometimes I fail.
Sometimes the challenge is simply whether Jay and I can work together. While we love each other very much, we are polar opposites in personality.
We have different talents and temperaments. This is a blessing when we each surrender to God and let Him fit us together.
It does not work well when we each want to assert our own way and are completely sure our way is best.
Add to that, technology that suddenly decides it wants its own way and you have the makings of a high drama episode instead of a Christian teaching.
Today was such a day. Due to technology issues, our video that will play at under 15 minutes took hours to shoot.
Jay was getting progressively more frustrated by being caught in the crossfire between uncooperative technology and his impatient wife.
I am not a patient person. I am my father’s daughter. He used to say jokingly, “I asked The Lord to give me patience and to give it to me right now!” Once I was dressed with script in hand, I was ready to deliver The Word.
As I stewed during the long delay awaiting the call for action, I re-read my script. The lesson centers around not misusing God’s Name of “I AM.” Specifically I advised, we should not put anything after God’s Name that does not line up with Who He is.
That means, “I am frustrated, I am mad” … yes, even “I am impatient” is out.
Oops … then came His Words again. “I will not let you proclaim that which you do not claim.”
I stopped. God and I talked. Then I went to Jay and we prayed together. And the technology issue was resolved. God told Jay exactly what to do. And being fresh from the spiritual battle, I delivered The Word, more personally than I would have.
I then looked out the window and saw what I first thought was a butterfly. However, it turned out to be leaves, caught in the deck wire.
It was a beautiful picture of how things that appear dead and falling can be caught by The Hand of God and transformed into something beautiful.
He has made everything beautiful in its time!
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him; to the soul who seeks Him.