“I will destroy the wisdom of all who claim to be wise.
I will confuse those who think they know so much.”
1 Cor 1:19
I’m up at 4:44 in the morning, praying. I’m standing in front of a mountain that feels too high to climb and impossible to move. I’m asking Holy Spirit to show up and provide strategy… or the miraculous. I have a ton of ideas of how to fix the problem. But let’s face it… it’s been my/our ideas that have brought us this far… which, isn’t about 32 steps in the opposite direction. And in all of my praying, and seeking…. only one thought is impressed upon my heart. Only one thought comes to mind, and with it, the answer to my burning question(s) and absolutely zero resolution at all.
Let me explain.
I’m up praying. And before I can get 4 words out… I hear the Lord say “Don’t remove the option for my testimony to be displayed.” And just like that. He answered my prayer. He quieted my soul, but gave me absolutely zero to go on. I have His Word to hold on to, but I have nothing to do to fix my problem. I have to sit, I have to wait, for this mountain to be removed. Not because I’m lazy, or complacent… but because I’m filled with faith that my God provides and is alive and well to do miracles so great. Awesome.
We just returned from a pretty miraculous trip to Cabo, San Lucas, Mexico. From beginning to end, this trip was surrounded by supernatural leading, provision, and testimony. One of those testimonies was that this trip was prophesied over us… two years ago. Two years ago, God had this trip on His agenda. How frivolous and wonderful of our God! In this prophetic word, someone saw my husband and I go on a trip. And this trip would bring clarity, clarity, clarity for us. Three times over. This was confirmed when we received a prophetic word three days before we were given this trip. Yeah, it was pretty neat. That being said, we purposed our time to be both Sabbath(ish) and intentional. And the main conversation we kept having with God, over and over and over again is leading a life of the miraculous, weighing God’s wisdom against man’s.
Caleb and I have some pretty big ideas about life, about living. And we’ve done pretty okay with it. But on this trip, I came face to face with a crashing reality that we can do more than okay, because God is all about showing out and making His name known. He is an outrageous God and He delights coming to His children’s rescue. He delights in doing the impossible, because He is the great I AM. The Supernatural is the most basic way to live as a citizen of Heaven and child of God. Believing the impossible and having the faith to partner with Heaven and see it realized is the perfect will of God and absolutely the wisdom of Heaven. I am back with a craving, and a hunger to share the goodness of God, the majesty of all He is and all that He can do to anyone who’ll hear it. Even in the midst of some pretty impossible situations. That’s where my praying at 4:44am comes in. I haven’t seen the miraculous everywhere in my life. Not yet. But I know I can and I know I will. That was His tender whisper during prayer this morning… and that’s my friendly reminder to you this morning.
In your problem solving, in your praying, whatever you are facing… don’t remove the option for the Supernatural. Don’t remove the option for God to come and make an impossible situation your testimony. Don’t allow the wisdom of man to rob of you the display of the majesty and power of our God. God doesn’t help those who help themselves. God helps those who sit still long enough, in Holy anticipation, to allow Him to move and shift and bend and solve.
Approach your mountain with faith, believing that the impossible is possible. Pray for the supernatural and partner with Heaven’s agenda, and then pray for strategy. Sometimes, the practical solution will come. Other times, God will display a majestic array of beauty and power right in front of us that will put the Aurora Borealis to shame.