A few of us were in prayers almost two months ago to this day. It was a Friday night, and we were soaked in the Holy Ghost. At that moment, my Mentor/Pastor began to prophesy over me. He said some amazing stuff, and I received it. Then the Holy Spirit said, “I have refined you and your set time is now.”
Afterward, He said, “you’re probably wondering what is different about this time. Well, forget the former things. Behold, I do a new thing, and you shall see it. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I the Lord declare what is true and right.”
I got into last week and realized I was about to celebrate the second month of a promise I thought I would already be living in. I was suddenly very discouraged. It didn’t help that everyone around me was moving into the next seasons of their lives. Suddenly, I had hurt feelings and fatigued faith.
That weekend, I basically went through the motions. I was too exhausted to expend the energy as we prayed on Friday night. Not even trying to hear God, I lazily picked up a novel to read. While at it, the Holy Spirit highlighted a scripture the protagonist was sharing, and it hit me smack in the face.
I was down in the dumps because I forgot who God is and what His word says.
As if to drive it home, God said to me:
“You forgot who I am. You forgot I am God. Don’t let your disappointments make you lose sight of Me. Don’t miss your moment of visitation. When I come, I can’t even do anything because there’s no expectation. Remember who I am and what I said. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so no one can understand what I mean. I have not told you to ask me for something I did not plan to give. I the Lord declare, only what is true and right.”
The Lord chastised me, but truthfully I needed the reminder.
I figure you do too.
Remember who God is.