Crazy Story!

2.3.16 - Crazy Story!

Happy Wednesday friends! I did not plan on writing a blog today, but I had something happen to me this morning that I can’t keep to myself!

This past week I have been praying and seeking God for wisdom, clarity and provision. I shared more about that in yesterday’s blog post HERE.

I have reached out to some friends to seek council as I have been processing a few things and Monday I took some time to slow down and pray. I am constantly telling people to not do life alone, and I practice what I preach. When I made time to pray and when I reached out to my friends I did what the Bible encourages us to do.

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

Typically I work out at 5am, but my friend that works out with me has not been available much recently, so some days I am not tied to that time. Since my wife was going to work out at 9am today, I decided I would go work out at the same time.

Have you ever felt like God was speaking to you but you did not know what He was saying?

This morning I woke up and I felt different. This morning I woke up and I did not feel burdened like I have the last few days even though the things that I have been praying about don’t seem to have changed yet. As we were getting ready to walk out the door I was trying to explain to my wife how I felt and I told her that I felt like something changed this morning. Specifically I told Amber that I felt like a pipe broke over top of me.

After I dropped her off and parked, I sent a text message to the friends that I referenced above. I shared the same thing with them and I added that when I shared that with my wife I did not realize that it was raining outside. I also told them that I felt like I have been trying to fix an immediate need but God is trying to give me a long-term solution.

I made my way into the gym and checked in as usual and found myself an elliptical machine to spend my morning work out on. A few minutes after I started working out I started to feel something. Over the next few minutes I was able to identify that the roof was leaking and water was dripping on me from the ceiling! I looked around and the ceiling was not leaking anywhere else that I could see. Rewind!

This morning I told my wife that I felt like a pipe broke over me and now, in that moment I realized that water was dripping down only in my area of the gym. I can’t make this kind of stuff up! It would have been awesome if God would have made it rain money, but I don’t want to belittle the significance of what happened.

God was showing me that He was mindful of me. God was reassuring me that He was with me. I really believe that God was reaffirming that the vision that is burning in my heart came from Him! You may see a leaky ceiling as a problem, but today it was a divine appointment.

If I would have worked out at 5am, I may have missed it. My wife would have still been asleep so we would not have had that conversation and honestly I don’t even know if it was raining then. I usually work out in a specific area for my early morning workouts, but today at 9am that spot was full, which led me to where I landed underneath of a water leak.

God is really good at what He does. I don’t know how God is going to bring the needs that I am praying about full circle, but I know He will, and today once again, God reminded me that I am not walking this journey out alone.

God is more mindful of you than you may realize friend. I don’t know what your need may be, but He can meet you at that point of need. As God did for me this morning, I pray today that He would minister to you and refresh you in a way that only He can.

Be encouraged!

-jimmy akers

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