It’s amazing to me how God brings us what we need at the exact moment we need it. There are times in our lives that it takes a dramatic revelation to make everything clear. A revealed word at the exact right moment is a divine gift, and a reconciliation with someone you love can change everything.
Reveal /rɪˈviːl/ verb 1. to disclose (a secret); divulge 2. to expose to view or show (something concealed) 3. (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets.
Revelation /revəˈlāSH(ə)n/noun 1. a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way. 2. the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world.
Reconciliation /rekənˌsilēˈāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the restoration of friendly relations. 2. the action of making one view or belief compatible with another. 3. “change” or “exchange.” a change in the relationship between God and man or man and man. It assumes there has been a breakdown in the relationship, but now there has been a change from a state of enmity and fragmentation to one of harmony and fellowship
I believe the more we remain open to hear God’s voice, the more God speaks to us…actually, I take that back. God is always speaking to us, we just need to constantly remind ourselves to be open to hear God’s voice.
“I try to always remind myself that I speak to God in prayer…but I listen to God in meditation. Be still and listen…God is whispering your name…God is there…God is within…and God is love.”-mb
I had been estranged from my family, more importantly, my mom and dad for over a year. It was a very difficult time for me, but when I look back, I realize it was a powerful time used to strengthen my relationship and connection to God. I really began to listen and follow direction. It was the first time in my life that I had accepted myself in full and understood just how much strength there was in that acceptance. This is one of those Shifting Points in life that I’m able to look back on and find the truth…and in the truth I’m able to see so much beauty and an abundance of God’s love.
It was a long year without my parents, but I thought of them often and only allowed myself to spend time on the happy memories, the ones filled with love. I spent most of my days really listening to God’s voice and meditating on the clear meaning of what was being revealed to me. I have to be honest…it wasn’t always clear. I was confused a lot of the time.
What I was hearing from God kinda scared me, I was feeling a little uneasy and just not sure what to make of what I was being told. I’ve had this strong connection to Christ since I was very young, no matter what’s happened in my life or how far I’ve gone off track, Christ has always been there…right by my side…right in my heart. I’ve always felt a calling on my life from Christ, but now I was being given a message that I was not sure I could really understand. I wasn’t sure how to go about fulfilling it and if I could even do it.
At this point, God had given me so much, miracle after miracle, sign after sign, and now I was hearing a clear voice. It was a knowing, a truth, and a year filled with undeniable revelations. But, I think the biggest and most unbelievable revelation was what my dad revealed to me on the day I reconciled with my parents.
I was walking out of the market and saw my mom and dad getting in their car. There was so much I wanted to share with them, so much had happened to me in that long year we were separated. I had been miraculously healed from several illnesses, and I had been healing my heart through my connection to God. So, without thinking or knowing what I was going to say or do…an energy just pulled me closer and closer to their car. I knocked on the window and asked if I could get in the back. My dad unlocked the door and I got in. I was so filled with emotion and I felt their love immediately. I told them that I wanted to share something with them and I began to speak. As I told my story I was overtaken by emotion and began to cry, my parents were crying as well…I felt God’s presence. They were completely overwhelmed by what I had shared, and this is when my dad began to speak…what he was about to reveal Shifted and made clear my purpose in this life.
My dad was sobbing as he was speaking, there was so much emotion and a feeling that he was revealing something that he had kept to himself for 48 years. The day I was born the doctors came in and said they were going to have to take me into emergency surgery…there was a problem. The hospital had the Chaplin come in and give the last rights, my dad asked if he could hold me for a minute. He said through a gushing of emotion and tears that he took me and began to pray and begged God to bring me back to him and my mom, he said that he heard a voice tell him in that moment that I would come back and that I was going to do his work. My dad said he has always known since that moment that I was going to be called by God. I asked him why he had never said anything to me or my mom until now. He said he never felt it was the right time but after hearing my story he could no longer keep it to himself.
I’m so grateful and thankful for the reconciliation that happened between myself and my parents. That in itself is an amazing gift.
Divine timing…God’s timing. My Dad’s words would not have had the impact they did if they were revealed at the wrong time. I’m still listening and trying to make clear exactly what it is I’m to do, but what I know for sure, and I’ve known my whole life, is my purpose and mission in this life is to spread Christ’s message of love and acceptance with as many people as I can on this planet. How I accomplish this is what I’m working to understand.
“You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden. And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand so the light shines for all the people in the house. In the same way, you should be a light for other people.” -Christ