There are seasons in life where God will show you great and mightily He works in your life, you only have to trust in Him to truly appreciate it.
One Friday evening, a video was played during our youth service: the Ignite 2013 teaser.
Of course, like everybody else who couldn’t come, it made me want to go. Bad. So I prayed: “Lord, gusto ko talaga sumama. Gusto ko talaga pumunta sa Ignite.”
I saw reasons that made me want to go badly to that campus conference.
First, I can meet people from Victory QC before I go to UPD considering that I’ll be leaving GenSan soon. I really don’t want to get carried away by the tsunami of destruction that comes with life in UP so meeting people there that can help me grow in my walk with God is great help.
But God assured me that I don’t have to worry, He will provide the company. He’ll take care of me and make sure I’m in good hands while I’m in QC.
Second, Ignite is great avenue to be fired up for God.
But then God reminded me that I don’t need campus conferences to be fired up. All I need is Him. God is more than enough to sustain, satisfy, and fill me up.
Bottomline: God told me to be in faith. Just trust Him and obey.
So I did.
After a few days, my dad called asking me how I was. I talked to him but I didn’t tell him about my desire to go to Ignite. I told him that I should go to UP early, meaning to say that when I arrive there on June 3, I need to go to QC early on June 4.
My father took it another way and thought I wanted to reschedule my flight. He even cited reasons to justify my rebooking so I grabbed the opportunity God has presented.
When my mom called a little later, I told her about the dates and I also told my mom that I want to go to Ignite. She agreed, she even asked how much I was going to spend but unfortunately, I didn’t tell her because I didn’t know yet. I even volunteered to use my own money though I didn’t have much.
This morning, my mom called and told me that she was going to reschedule my flight on the 27th. Thank God!
But she told me that I still have to use my own money for other expenses. I worried about it. I had no security. I don’t know if I still have an ID for Ignite, where I’m going to stay, and how I’m going to get money.
“Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?”
- Job 17:3
But then, God revealed to me that He is my security. He has dominion over all the earth. He is sovereign and He is greater than my situation.
God is the great and awesome and mighty God. He is holy, holy, holy. The Lord Most High and the Great I Am. He loves me and He is more than able to provide for me, so why should I worry?
“I’m with you. Just trust in me. Obey. I’ll take care of you.”
When you realize that you have a great God who loves you so much, you don’t have to worry about anything at all because His love encompasses anything and nothing is impossible for Him.
He is God. The Great I Am. It is a privilege to worship Him.
This is a season to strengthen my faith, to trust in Him, and obey Him for I believe that He will show me how great and mightily He works in my life.