Imagine a recent anxiety-producing situation and the Lord saying in response, “I’ve got it in the bag…”!
Take Back Your Temple Member Leilani Lykins RN posted a powerful story in our Community about how she heard those very words when she was anxious about a particular situation.
I’m sharing the story with her permission. I believe it will “Wow” you as it did me!
This past July, my beautiful daughter Leah and I had the honor and privilege of going to a wonderful area of Chicago called Saint Charles for a family reunion.
On the flight, I wore some cool jeans and a beautiful white long-sleeve blouse, with a beautiful pair of gold color cufflinks with pearls on the ends.
We had a fantastic time. Praise the Lord!
When we got home, I took my beautiful blouse to the dry cleaner, and picked it up a few days later.
About a week later, I was getting ready to go to church and decided I wanted to wear that lovely top. However, my cufflinks were gone when I took my blouse out of the dry cleaner’s sack!
I got upset, thinking the worst: Did someone at the dry cleaner steal my cufflinks?
I talked with my husband and best friend, Debbie, about it. They both told me, “Don’t worry about it; everything would be alright.” However, I was still not happy.
The next day after work, I took my blouse back to the dry cleaners. I told the employee what happened. She proceeded to go to a box and started to look through it.
The next thing I knew, she walked towards me with a zip lock bag with my name written on it, containing my cufflinks!
Later on, the Lord talked with me about this situation. He said:
You, as human beings, get so worried, scared, upset, angry, discouraged about anything and everything; I want you all to realize that no matter what you are going through, I have it in the bag, with your name on it!”
The Lord wants us to learn to trust Him, no matter how big or little the situation may be. He says in His word:
For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?– Deuteronomy 4:7
Let us praise Him more and complain less!
Always remember, no matter what you or your family may face, “He’s got the in the-bag with your name on it.”
I put my little zip lock bag inside my Bible as a reminder of God’s faithfulness. Glory to God!
Be encouraged and fear not, because “He’s got it in the-bag, with your name on it!”
About Leilani Lykins
Leilani R Lykins RN has a passion for worshiping and praising the Lord. She also has the heart to help empower the body of Christ to be all we can be, to glorify and praise the One and Only true God, Jesus Christ.
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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