This post is courtesy of my little sister, who has experienced God in some awesome and real ways. I promise your time reading this story will be worth it, amazing proof that God works in powerful ways!
How many times have you gotten a word from God and thought you were completely loony for even following through on what He is asking you to do?
Well I would say many of us have but I have a story where God repeatedly asked me to do something that made zero sense but ended up giving me a treasure I would have never expected. So here’s the story:
About a month ago I got an initial word from God to “Check the mail.” It happened right when I pulled up to my house. So thinking that I had heard Him correctly I checked… nothing was there, so I went about my day. Well everyday after I kept hearing the same thing over and over. I could not even pass my mailbox without feeling this overwhelming sense that I needed to check my mail. After weeks of nothing ever being in my mailbox expect random things that had no meaning, I got out of my car and began to look at my mailbox in great detail. I literally thought I was going nuts because I couldn’t find anything; all I could hear was God telling me over and over to, “Check the Mail!” Well I began to yell back in my yard, asking, “What am I missing? Just show me!” Nothing happened for days, I just kept obediently checking thinking that someday He would either stop asking me to do it, or He would give me a reason as to why I had to. (I also questioned if I was checking the wrong mailbox, to which I decided checking other people’s mail is illegal and God probably didn’t want me to commit a criminal offense)
So continuing to “Check the Mail,” about five days ago I was hit with some news that destroyed my mind and heart. I sat questioning why God had completely forgot about me, and why had He just left me here alone. I became angry and frustrated and just kept trying to understand why in the world God would let me have this amount of pain. I kept asking Him at church that night, “Why have you forgotten me? I am so upset with you? Where are you?” You see, my relationship with God has always been my favorite relationship, He is clear with me, honest, I trust Him so much and lately it just all fell apart, and I let satan come in and destroy me so easily. As John 10:10 says, “The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy….” And I was letting him. However, you can imagine how frustrating it was when I got home that evening and not to my surprise heard loud and clear, “CHECK THE MAIL!” So I did, again, nothing. At this point I was used to seeing nothing, and sense I was already worn down I just walked inside not thinking too much about it. When I got inside, I hung out with my sweet roommate for a little while, then headed down to go to sleep.
I walked downstairs and stood in my closet (its big enough to stand in and it not be weird haha) Have you ever just felt burdened by this world so much that you are just paralyzed? That was me. Paralyzed, sad, broken, and in my closet. Just standing there I look up and right in front of me I notice something on the back shelf. It was a first class package, with a letter sticking out of it. So of course what was the next thing I heard, “CHECK THE MAIL!” So I did, I looked inside and there was only one letter, so I pulled it out and gently opened it, because it was seriously ancient and typewritten. I unfolded the paper carefully and was floored by what I read, it said:
“God’s blessings to you, I am writing this to you to let you know I have not forgot about you… “
This is where I stopped the first time, because I was in pure shock. The Lord, My Heavenly Father had been reminding me day in and day out for the entire month to check the mail only to have His word so clear, that when I was most saddened by this world He was send me a love letter and I would know His voice well enough to open it!! Had He not told me to check the mail for 4 weeks straight I would have looked right over that letter in my closet I had never seen but because of His patience and persistence, I got to read a letter straight from God meant for me in my time of struggle. WOAH! However I can’t finish there…
Want to know when this letter was written?? I know you do! It was written on December 22, 1984 from a missionary in Korea, who was reminding a little old lady, who used to live in my house now that he had not forgotten about her. Here is the beauty of Christ. THREE YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN, God had this man write a letter that was meant to be words from God in my sad time. God sent me His love and thought about me 3 years before I was even thought of by anyone on this earth. I am in complete shock that He would show me His love in this way. I have never experienced Christ’s love for me before I was born until this letter! How in control and trustworthy is our God! He is faithful and loving beyond anything this world could ever offer and I am blessed to have been able to hear Him clearly enough for Him to guide me to this letter He had written for me.
God is a God of detail, and if He is big enough to orchestrate that tiny instance, just imagine the incredible things He is orchestrating in your life and the lives around you! How can we ever question God when He is so clearly calling out to us daily and loving us in ways no human could ever imagine trying to love. As the second part of John 10:10 says, “I have come so that they can have life, and have it to the full!” That is how I have felt ever since I have opened that letter; one word from God completely demolished the power satan had over me. I love Jesus so much and I write this to encourage each of you! This was eye-opening to me, and changed my perspective about a lot of things in my life. God is powerful, bigger than our circumstances, and can make impossibilities possible! Oh and by the way…. Want to know the second line of the letter…:
“This letter is short, but my next one will be longer, and much more interesting…”
Well I’m ready for that! This read to me… “I know the plans I have for you…” Trust me, follow me, and the next encounters with me will be so interesting! God is so good!
“I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”