Year 2009 The lowest point. No health. Lost a big chunk of savings. Few friends. No Church. No chance. A dream. A word. Binah and hakam wisdom. A decision that earmarks the start of something miraculous. The turnaround.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Ps 27:11, NASB)
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Is 55:11, NIV)
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure which he purposed in Christ, (Eph 1:7-9, NIV)
Wisdom and discernment came in perfect timing. A decision to follow the 6-year nudging to go to Seminary to investigate certain aspects of my faith. My body starts to do better. God works with the free-will of my nature. I made a few decisions that looked like a waste of time in the natural. It would greatly set me up for restoration in 2015… but it was a hard 6 years, though this time there was some semblance of hope.
A new spiritual truth I lived through. It was a series of 5 loaves and 2 fishes. I was in situations where I constantly had to make decisions to give of myself in exactly the ways God primed me for in the few years before. With every decision to give in the natural, God used it to set me up for a future in the supernatural. Call it the Butterfly Effect of Grace.