If You’re Faithful In Little

When I was just 11 years old I was filled the Holy Spirit, and I promised God that I would be honest with His people when I grew up. I would share the private things leaders go through to people, so it would be beneficial to their personal walk with God. My childhood reason behind this decision, was because I had seen many religious leaders in my mother’s house that were different in their private life than they were in public. Now that I have reached the age of maturity, especially in my relationship with God, I found out that God is even more concerned about this very same aspect of personal integrity than I was as a child.
This now behooves me to share with you a very personal experience I had with God. On Thursday the Lord called me to pray on the top of Mount Hamilton. On my way down the mountain, out of the blue the Lord spoke to me to purchase a car mounting device for my iPhone. I responded in my mind, “But I already have one!” Yet in obedience I went to a nearby auto parts store and purchased a new one for about $14. Since I already owned one of these devices, I thought maybe it was getting old and worn out and God wanted me to have a new one to replace it if something happened. I placed the new device in my bag and left my old device on the window of my “prayer pod.”
The next day I was meeting with the prophet Timothy Snodgrass in Santa Maria. As we were driving back to the hotel from eating out together, he happened to mention that he needed a device for his window. I realized it was the exact device I had just bought at the auto parts store! When we arrived at the hotel I reached over to my window and took down my old device and gave it to him. He then started walking happily towards his car. With an almost imperceivable quiet nudge, I heard the Lord speak in the quiet recesses of my heart, “Are you sure you want to give him the old device?” Suddenly the Scripture came to my memory, “If you are faithful in little, then I will make you ruler over much.”
By this time Brother Timothy was almost to his car so I knew I had to move quickly. I called out to him but he could not hear me, so I ran like a maniac to my car. Quickly I jumped into my prayer pod and began scrambling to find the new device that was out of its box. It seemed like the more I tried to search for it the more I couldn’t find it, and I knew Timothy was about to drive away. I began to pray, “Lord, slow him down, slow him down. Do not let him drive away with my old device! Lord, he must have the new one. I have been evil God, so please have mercy on me and let him stop now!” I know this sounds crazy to some of you but I’m being honest with you in what I was going through. I finally found the new device, hopped out of the car and ran down the parking lot.
And there he was~stopped right there~almost as if in the Spirit he was waiting for me. He rolled down his window and said, “Hi! What’s up!” I just reached forward, grabbed the old device, and gave him the new one ~ with no explanation. Not until he reads this blog will he know what happened last night. But now I feel wonderful because I fulfilled what I promised God I would do when I was 11 years old. I would share with you how desperate I am to be the same person in private that you see publicly. I love you so much!
(Little things matter. Esau sold his birthright for just a small bowl of soup, probably worth less than five dollars. But his act determined that Jacob, Esau’s brother, received the nation of Israel in his lineage. Esau is forgotten and all that remains is the empty rock city called Petra, in the desert of Jordan.)o

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