Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Treasure that Changed My Life

Muttering under my breath with hands on her shoulders, I prayed, "Lord, send someone to her to teach her of Your great desire to heal." We were in a small group together and I knew her story and her struggle AND I knew my God.

Two weeks later she approached me and asked, "Would you consider mentoring me?"

Funny how God answers prayer isn't it?

We read through the book Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth.

We were both learning.



I looked forward to our every other week meetings in my den with the large pocket doors we would pull shut. There was usually tea and a treat if I had baked that day.

That time was precious.

In a mentoring relationship, there should be mutual respect, encouragement, and growth.
Mentorship is a demonstration of Sonship - in heaven and earth. It is a cry to the son to listen to the instructions of the Father. It is the hope of the older women to teach the younger. It is recoginziing a need for assitance and support in fortifying our callings, purpose and destiny. Theresa Harvard Johnson, Apostolic Mentorship: Critical Tools to Help Artisans Identify their God Ordained Mentor
Of all our meetings and talks, what stands out the most is one verse we came across in the book:
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
A treasure.

Neither of us had read that verse before and we were so amazed by the words, I think we read it more than once.

The excitement was palpable.

We are at least nine years past those scheduled, secluded meetings in my den and she has blossomed into a confident, determined and faithful woman.

For me, that verse changed everything.

He would do it and He has, repeatedly.

He would show me things that were hidden and He has, repeatedly.

Jesus died for this so that I might have life and have it more abundantly and part of that is supernatural wisdom - the great and mighty things I do not know.

There have been many situations where this was all I had and God always came through. The message resounds throughout scripture.

When words fail...

Psalm 119:66
Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
When life is hard...

Psalm 119:27
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.
When I don't understand...

Psalm 119:125
I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
When I don't know what to do...

James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
When people fail...

1 Kings 3:11-12
God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
I say with all confidence, test Him in this. Call to Him, He will answer you AND show you great and mighty things that you have not known.

The treasure is two-fold; I found a nugget of truth that has sustained me in many situations for many years, but the greater treasure was discovering it with someone who was searching too. We find treasure by pursuing God through His Word and pursuing relationships with those He puts in our lives.

Treasure is meant to be found.

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