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On Monday morning I fought with myself to get up and go running. The alarm went off, I woke up, started talking to God and decided I would run later on that night, but my spirit wouldn't settle, it kept prompting me to get up and go. Now I set my alarm for 5:30am and it was now 7:00am, almost time to wake up and get Jay ready for school but my spirit kept saying - RUN - NOW! So I was obedient, I got up and I went running. Surprisingly I didn't mind the morning chill and the sun was just coming up so it was beautiful.
On my way back I kept thinking about my leg and how I am going to get it together, when God dropped something in my spirit. How can I expect to be healed without doing something! For those of you who don't know my story, I was involved in a really bad car accident. I broke my neck and bruised my spinal cord which left my left side paralyzed. I couldn't walk, I couldn't write, I had to learn how to do all of these things over again and yes it was quite an experience. I knew that God wouldn't leave me that way and he was faithful, I may still walk with a limp but praise God I am walking! There were people at Kessler who would never walk again, people who couldn't move not one finger, I was blessed and I will always be grateful!
Years ago, one of the women I look up to, her name is Minister Piles, told me that God wants to heal me and that I must rub my leg and pray over it every day, needless to say I did it for like one or two days tops and then I stopped. The very next year when she saw me she said, you didn't do what I said. Apparently God wants me to go through the process of healing because there is a lesson there. Something in my obedience will help me reach the unreachable! It's just like Jericho, when God told them to walk around the wall seven times, imagine if they had been disobedient, they would have never gotten what God had in store.
God truly knows what's best for us and even though we may think that what he is asking us to do is ridiculous or lame, we need to understand that there is a reason for everthing. God wants to know that we will be obedient to his word. I am ready to reach the world, ready to be used - Ready for love!
This process may be painful, I may even realize there were some things suppressed in the recesses of my mind that I haven't dealt with - either way I am ready!
Listen to God's words, be obedient, even when it seems hopeless, he has it all in control. He loves us and he wants the best for us, we just have to choose to listen and obey. Will you choose with me today? Will you face your fears and walk around Jericho's walls and watch as God tears them down? Let's pledge to God that we love him and the we will be obedient no matter what! Read Joshua chapter 6 when you get a chance and see how God works. I know that there is someone who is going through and needs to hear from God, ask God to open your heart and your mind so that you will hear clearly.
Love you and thanks for reading! Until next time... be blessed!
Keisha Natalee Cole
She Speaks I She Writes I She Lives