Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Still, Small Voice

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

I heard this gist about a man who was driving home one rainy evening in London and saw a lady stranded under the rain. He heard a still, small voice tell him to help her and he ignored the voice and drove past. After a few seconds, the voice prompted him again and he drove back and picked the woman up. She was grateful and told him she had never had anyone be this kind to her in all her years in jand.

She asked him where he was from and he said Nigeria. She was Somalian but married to a Nigerian, coincidentally. And after further conversation, she discovered the good samaritan even came from the same village as her husband. She went further to tell him they were actually in the process of getting a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. He probed further and discovered the reason for their differences, most of it stemmed from her misunderstanding of the typical Nigerian man, culture and otherwise.

He felt he should make an effort to explain certain things to her and after he was done with that, she had a clearer understanding of her husband. Subsequently, their divorce process was terminated as she made up her mind to make her marriage work after talking with the stranger that helped her under the rain.

After this, she was so touched by this man's impact on her life, she knelt down and cried to God from the depth of her heart to bless this man and as she prayed, she got a prompting to specifically ask God to bless this man and his wife with a child. Prior to this, she knew next to nothing about this man, didnt know whether or not he even needed a child. But she just had a strong conviction to do so.

Meanwhile, the man had problems of his own. He had been married for 9 years without a child. He had prayed, cried, fasted, waited, done everything. But he didnt share this with the woman he'd helped.

Five months later, it occured to her to share with him her prayer to God. She asked if he had a child and he said no. She then told him how five months ago, she'd had a strong conviction to ask God to bless him with a child as reward for saving her marriage. And at this time, his wife had miraculously gotten pregnant. And she was exactly five months pregnant. Exactly.

Sometimes, all we need to get our breakthrough is just one very little, seemingly inconsequential thing.
Obeying that still small voice to do that seemingly illogical or silly thing may just be it. All he needed to do was help someone under the rain.

I'm one of those people who dont believe in randomness. Life is not a series of random events. I strongly believe that for every person I meet, every sermon I hear, every book I read, there's a higher purpose to it than what I can see. I believe that God has already pre-destined for it to happen EXACTLY the way it is. Even the pain I've been through, it was destined to serve a higher purpose. Pain is a servant. That purpose might not be known to me immediately, it may not even make sense at the exact time it happens, but eventually God reveals those things to me. He lets me know why I met a particular person. He lets me know why He let me go through certain things. It doesnt have to be immediate. His ways areafterall not our ways and a thousand days are like a day to Him. I'm not much of a prayer warrior but one of my constant prayers to Him is to give me the grace to constantly be in line with His will and purpose for my life. If pain is part of what has been pre-ordained for me, Lord please let me not escape that pain. Sounds crazy abi. This is not a one-off prayer; It requires constant renewal. Because in this digital age, it is so very easy to deviate. Too easy to step outside the lines..

I have added a new prayer: Lord may I not miss that still, small voice.....

I'm feeling very spiri spiri this night...and for the second night in a row, I'm not's not like I can't sleep...I just don't wanna for no reason whatsoever. Maybe I'm supposed to be praying or something...I just feel a restlessness in my a good way sha. I'm giving myself like 30 minutes, if I'm still awake, I just might come back here!

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