I love the God who dried up the great sea, so that the children of Israel could cross over it as if it were dry land. I love the Lord who reached out with His holy hand and opened the eyes of the man who had been blind since birth! I love the God who blinded the eyes of the concentration camp guards so that they could not see the bible that prisoner Corrie Ten Boom carried with her everyday. Like Martha Munizzi, I will sing 'I worship You because of who You are'. You are the old-fashioned God, who is yet still the same yesterday, today and forever!
Lord, You saw me as I began my long journey across the seas. I was not afraid because I knew whom I believed and was convinced that He was able to keep that which I had committed to Him against that day – 2 Timothy 1:12. I learned to trust Your inner voice inside me quietly telling me that You were with me, You would never leave me nor forsake me. Where I needed to audibly hear a friendly voice, You would bring someone in my path who would acknowledge that I wasn't just a vapor passing through, but a child of God spreading the fragrance of Christ wherever I went.
Because of who You are, I lift up my voice in worship and say Jehovah You are my Guide always. You are my Provider, You are my Prince of peace. Even when I boarded my first flight in Harare, I was weighed down with anxiety, stress and fatigue, but even as I took my seat, You had already already started ministering to my broken spirit.
You took me across the world, so You could show me Your awesomeness! So many times we are reminded of the God of old, who related to His people in a very real way. Yet how often we fail to make the connection of Your nearness to us today. You are my King, Lord and like the Prophet Isaiah I saw Your glory!
You showed me the great cities of this present world. Someday I will see the greatest city of all, the city where You dwell, where You reign in Your glory – Revelation 21. I remember after I had passed through Washington D.C, Tampa, New York and was on my way to Oklahoma, silently praying in my heart saying 'Lord, I have seen all that my naked eye could feast on, but now as I go to the mountain top women's conference, let me now begin to see with my heart and my spirit.
In New York the Lord had given me the rare opportunity to sit amongst the top investors of the USA. I felt like little Gideon amongst these giants! But once I realized that God had placed me in their midst, I listened, interacted and took notes for my employer.
I am reminded of one sister's testimony that she shared at a women's gathering. She was at that time one of our government ministers. She spoke of how she felt God's honor upon her as she sat in a business forum in Italy among the world's top leaders. She reminisced on her upbringing as a poor village child who went to school bare-footed. And yet, here she was, seated all dressed up, in the midst of the most influential leaders of the world! It was awesome for her that day. It was awesome for me too on my day at the Investors' forum in New York.
At some point in my early career days, the Lord put it in my heart to read the financial papers. I started off barely understanding what I was reading but as I prayed, I would understand a bit more each time I concentrated on the paper. Later on, I took some studies in Investments and Banking, and today by the grace of God, I can figure out the business market intricacies that some of my more learned colleagues struggle with.
The Lord heard my prayer as I left New York. I went to Oklahoma with a different spirit. I was eager to hear from God as I worshipped with the other women at the Kindle The Flame conference, which was the primary reason why I had traveled to the US. To say that I was more than filled is an understatement! Biblical truths that I had heard so many times were revealed to my spirit in a new and dynamic way. And the worship, oh the worship was out of this world! Indeed God saw my weariness as I left Zimbabwe and answered every one of my prayers in ways I could never have imagined.
Lord, I am still to understand fully what You have written on the palm of Your hand about what You have purposed for my life and future! I bow down before You Lord, for I know that I have found favor in Your eyes. You will take me places and I will never be alone. Your Presence will always be with me Lord; The God of power, authority and divine intervention!
Link to: Because of Who You Are by Martha Munizzi
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