How God gave me this message.
I remember one time I felt that I had no more money to support the ministry God had entrusted to me. For this reason I said in my heart like this:
Lord, I feel that I have done enough for the Kingdom,
and I can’t continue unless you provide me with additional funds
to support the ministry you have entrusted to me.
I stopped doing God’s work.
After those thoughts of resignation I stopped doing God’s work altogether, and I resorted to plenty of sleep and rest.
God spoke to me.
You may not believe it, but this actually happened to me. A day after my resignation from God’s work, something strange happened to me.
The next morning I sat on the front porch of my house to read God’s written word in the Bible. Since I did not have any particular verse of interest in my mind, I just opened the Bible at random.
The page I randomly opened showed Isaiah chapter 1.
Then something strange happened on this page. Suddenly I saw two particular verses being highlighted supernaturally, and they gently jumped off the page to my eyes!
The two verses looked like a beautiful butterfly leaping from a blooming flower to my eyes.
These two Bible verses read like this:
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;
20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
I chose to serve God.
You can see that the Scripture mentioned above gives a person two options: eating the good things of the land OR being devoured by the sword of God.
I was so scared of being devoured by God’s sword that I accepted to serve God unconditionally.
God’s warning to those refusing to serve him.