In the preparations for the Trinidad mission trip, members of our church have met for prayer and intercession. Last Tuesday as Sam, Sheaba, Philip and myself were gathered for prayer, we somehow got on the topic of 'choose life' and the recent bible study we had with Pastor Michael. The study topic was "Dealing with Sin." We talked about death and life. In speaking about life, our reference was from Romans 6. I did not have my notes with me, and just shared 'obedience' as the starting place for choosing life, because that was the only point I could remember at the time of the prayer. Then I mentioned what I thought could follow obedience and that was righteousness and holiness. Suddenly, while the three of us are trying to think of the correct order of the points, Philip pipes up and says so " obedience unto righteousness and righteousness unto holiness and holiness unto life, right?" You should have seen our faces with mouths wide open.
To this day, I do not know how Philip knew the correct order and the key word "unto" which I did not even mention during the prayer! He was not at the Bible study when Pastor Michael was here. I believe it was definitely a "God moment" and we were being reminded through the mouth of this child.
This is actually what Philip has studied and prayed for. He memorized several of the first few verses of Jeremiah chapter 1, where the Lord calls Jeremiah into ministry and tells him "I will put my words in your mouth." I believe the Lord has started His work.
Today I asked Philip how he knew those four points of "Life." And his response was "God told me."
I believe him.
God bless you and may He strengthen you to do his mighty will!