In case you haven’t noticed, I am big on all things Jewish — even thought I’m a Scott. But I have not had a Jewish person in my life for over two years now. There just are not many Jews in MT — less than 1000.
I finally got done looking for a Jew and I asked God for one. It was that kind of frustrated prayer that just dawned on me to ask God to “send a Jew to me!” Then the Spirit did that “thing” He sometimes does when YHVH lets you feel His Presence. It’s not good for our maturation process to DEMAND that the Lord show up everyday or at every church service, but it’s cool when He does. In this state, i realized that I didn’t want to have this prayer answered without a caveat. I asked that the Lord enable me to bless my Jew and not to let him down — that my shady character wouldn’t get in the way and turn a blessing into the other thing. I wanted to be a blessing to my new Jew.
I did not ask God to give me a particular KIND of Jew. I did not ask for a Messianic Jew, but I should have. I did not ask for a good Jew, but I should have. I did not ask for an intelligent Jew whom I could talk with about deep stuff. I didn’t ask for a kind Jew or any particular type of Jew.
But the Spirit filled in all the blanks that I had left out. To realize that Holy God cares enough about ME to answer my prayers — makes tears fall down my cheeks right now. I would have sent me to Hell a long time ago. But YHVH has chosen to love me and deal with me according to His matchless Grace. Wow. He is not done with me.
After about a week, I asked God, “What about getting me my Jew?” I kinda felt the Spirit intimate to my spirit, “I was wondering if you were really serious about that — OK.” That’s when I got my Jew — and he is Messianic, good in that He is on fire for the Lord, intelligent, kind — and he has that zany Jewish quality that you just can’t fake.
Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Yes.
Jesus loves me, this I know. Because He comes through for me now in real life.
“Let us come BOLDLY before the Throne of Grace.” Heb 4:16