Yes God Can Even Use the Foolish
March 17, 2021 5:11 PM
This is an unusual message that I did not intend to share with the body of Christ but am led to. From the moment I started writing this testimony I was overcome in the spirit and found myself weeping and could not stop until I had finished writing this altogether. I pray that if you are the person in need of this word that the Holy Spirit will come upon you and touch you in like manner.
I had shared in a post on this site ‘444ProphecyNews.com’ that beginning mid December of 2020 my tablet device had started to turn itself on at 11pm every night without fail. This went on for some time and I checked the device to see if it had been set on a timer which it had not. I eventually came to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit was calling me to prayer at that hour. Even though I am a firm believer in prayer I do not consider myself a prayer warrior, preferring instead to worship the Lord in music and song and prayer as needed.
In the beginning I was vigilant and faithful to keep my watch. I felt that my prayer life too was progressing along nicely. However over time I began to falter as it was hard to stay up. To my chagrin I sometimes silently ignored the ringing of my tablet as I wrestled with the idea of sleep. In the end sleep always won out.
The turning point came a few months ago when I noticed that my tablet had stopped chiming and turning itself on. I was overcome by remorse. I had betrayed the trust of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and imagined myself like the apostle Peter after he had denied Jesus for the third time and was bitterly reminded of this by the cock’s crow. Like Peter I had failed and even though the very thing which had become a burden to me was removed – I felt a great sense of loss.
In earnestness I spent the next month or so seeking the Holy Spirit asking, begging, pleading even with Him to give me back my prayer time. On March the 14th the impossible happened. It was late at night and I was lying in bed looking over my phone when I heard the soft familiar chime of my tablet. I quickly turned to see that the sound was coming from where my tablet was inside a case. A glance at the clock also proved the time was 11pm. Tears of gratitude welled up inside of me – I knew I had been given a reprieve and that my prayer time with the Lord had just been reinstated. I was filled with an overwhelming sense of joy and I spent the next hour or two in thankful, tearful prayer.
The point of this testimony is to realize that even though we are far from perfect – God can work His will through anything or anyone. God is the God of the impossible but also the God of the foolish and He can use any of us the way He used me – if we but humbly repent, turn to Him and seek Him with all our heart.
Revelation 3:20 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
2 Chronicles 7:14 14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
1 Corinthians 1:25-29 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.