Unlikely

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“…that whosoever believeth in him…” John 3:16 KJV

I have a reoccurring dream in which I see on my dresser four individual creatures which are an “unlikely” group. They sit there quietly and seem almost alive, in fact, I even find myself talking to them AND THEY ANSWER ME! When I awake and try to remember who or what they are, I can’t. The last time I had this vision, a friend heard me talking and asked, “Who are you talking to?” And I said, “These on my dresser.” My friend looked at the images I was pointing at, then back at me, and laughed. And now I can’t even tell you who the four are, but I can tell you who they represent.

These four are an unlikely group, in other words, they don’t seem to go together—they are so different—different species in fact. Yet, they are perfectly peaceful with each other. They accept one another for who they are and what they were created to be. They fit together like pieces of a puzzle and, like the finished puzzle, create a beautiful picture.

Before I went to sleep last night I asked the Lord to make clear to me what He wanted me to do to reach people for His glory. I believe that God uses this reoccurring dream to speak to me, only I never paid attention before, or maybe, I hadn’t asked the right question. Anyway, last night or it was probably early morning, I heard His answer.

In my dream I was asking the creature on the end what I was supposed to be doing. He answered, “Write!” “What should I write?” I asked. “Tell them that just like the four of us [five if you include me] who are all so different, they too can get along and enjoy each other’s company. They can be blessed by the gifts God has bestowed on each one. And together they can make beautiful music that will touch God’s heart—tears will trickle down His face.” So, the next time you see it rain that will be God’s tears because someone, (maybe it’s you) has touched His heart.

Jesus died, shed his blood, to take away the sins of the WORLD! Not just certain individuals—but “whoever believes in him…”! Whether you are black, yellow, red, or white—or short, tall, fat, or thin—or rich, poor, or even destitute, Jesus died for you that you may come to him, pour out your heart, and be blessed by him.

Jesus not only died, but he rose and lives yet today. He wants to live in your heart if you would invite him in. But, remember when you do, it will not be the same ole, same ole. Your life will change—for the better. You will have a responsibility to live according to the Word of God.

But, don’t worry living according to the Word of God will not be a burden because it says “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) In other words, once you say “Yes” to God your wants will be what He wants for you and He promises to supply all your needs. (Psalm 23)  He may take you into unlikely places, but “He will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

See, it doesn’t matter what those four images are that sit on my dresser, because they represent all of creation. Furthermore, God will give us His message through the most unlikely sources, if we will listen with our heart.

Dear Lord, I pray that these words will touch the hearts of many, or even one. May they glorify You in every way. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me, when you search for Me with all your heart I will be found by you…and I will bring you back from captivity. Jeremiah 29:11ff

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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