When God wants your attention…He will get it!

Posted: April 29, 2018 in other

When you least expect it….God shows up!  At first I had no idea it was HIM, and even as the first dream occurred, I still didn’t know.  When the 2nd dream happened, I still wasn’t sure, but then the phone rang, and I no longer had to wonder.  When God showed up in my 2 dreams….they became very real!

The first dream of the night was a sexual encounter with a stanger.  Yea, I know…Weird…Right?  Well the encounter was actually an invitation to enter in to the relationship, all the time desiring to proceed, even though my husband slept in an adjoining room.  I was given a choice.  I could proceed with the lust filled encounter, which in my dream seemed inviting, exciting, fulfilling, and I found myself wanting to accept this invitation to worldly frolic.   However, someplace in there my heart said “NO!”  I am not doing this.  I will remain faithful to my husband.

I didn’t realize until much later that this really wasn’t a sexual dream, but a loyalty challenge.  Would I remain Faithful, or would I at the ripe old age of 72 turn my back of the King of Kings.  Would I let the world suck me into a void,  an emptiness?  Would I turn my back on the one who loved me so much that he took my sin, saved my soul and loved me with an unquenchable Love.  Would I reject the hope that is in Jesus?  Would I reject the leading of the Holy Spirit?  Would I make a wrong choice…which had the appearance of a wonderful choice.

Earlier in the evening I had been praying.  Once again I spoke to Satan, and told him to get out of my house and get out of my life.  I suspect the dream that came to me really came from Satan to open a door into my home.  I believe God allowed it.

I remember the story of Job and how Satan came to God and God was  sharing the great faith of Job with Satan, and Satan told God that it he would allow him to test Job, he would see that Job would fail the test and curse God. However God had faith in Job and allowed Satan to kill his children destroy his livelihood and take his health.   The story continues on and you might find it interesting reading……even studying, because the end is glorious.  I thank GOD that my answer was the same as Job’s.  No…I will NOT DENY GOD.  I am so thankful  that somehow I made it through that test.  I am so grateful to God for His HOLY SPIRIT…because had I just been me….I would have succumbed to the temptation, and probably gloried in it.

I awoke…the dream was seared in my memory.  I think I told God…Thank you for helping me make the right choice in that dream… and then I think I asked…..”What was that all about?”  After all…it was weird, enticing, strange…..

 

I went back to sleep….and the 2nd dream began.  I was in a place where food was given for free.  You could just help yourself.  I arrived there late, but there was still some groceries and especially meat.  There were plastic bags so you could put as much as you wanted into them.  I began to fill my grocery cart.  It was getting piled to the top…I grabbed every piece of meat I could find, shoved it into a bag and put it in the cart.  The cart was overflowing, and I thought I should take my cart and go load it in my car and get out of there…..but there was still more meat…I think the last thing was the bacon…and I took it all.  It wasn’t a huge package….maybe a couple pounds.  I got it in my bag and the thought crossed my mind that I was being greedy.  I should not have taken so much.  It was unfair, there was probably someone else who needed it more than I did….but I pushed that thought aside and turned to put the bacon in my cart.

The cart had been moved…it wasn’t right behind me…it was a ways behind me…and ALL the meat I had gathered was gone.  Someone Stole my meat!  Someone stole ALL of my meat, except the bacon of greed I held in my hands.    Hmmmm

Wow…did I get angry?  Yea… I was very upset.  And then the thought came…You should have shared what you had.  I knew that was right….and anywhere in the process of bagging all that meat, I could have made a decision to share it with those who needed it…BUT I DIDN’T!   Selfishness caused me to lose everything.  The dream ended and I awoke.

By now, I am thinking that God is trying to get something across to me, and I am asking, “what are you trying to tell me, Lord?  What is this dream about?  What am I supposed to do.  At this time, I have not put the two dreams together.  I have no idea, so I keep asking.

By now, I am out of the shower, makeup on, hair done, dressed…ready to head to church because it is Sunday, and that is where I go every Sunday that I can.

As I get in my car and start it, my phone rings.  It is a friend calling and I answer.  She doesn’t usually call me on a Sunday Morning.  Something must be wrong….  “Do you want some meat?” she asks…and I am like “WHAT?”  What?”  “What?”  “You don’t have to give me meat,” I said….  “Yes, I do,” she said.   Yes, I said….”I will take the meat.”  “OK, “she responded,  “I will put it in a cooler and bring it to church with me.”  “Ok,” I say….”I will bring an insulated bag with me.”

We get off the phone, and I grab the bag and head out the door.   Now my mind is going a little crazy, but I am positive that God is in the midst of this dream and this phone call.  I rethink the things my friend has done for me in the past.  She has given me meat before, when we had none.  She has let me come and pick a 5 gallon pail of beans, she has let me come and practice shoot on her property.  She has taught me how not to cause myself to bleed when I worked the slide on my gun.  She has been a friend and we have prayed for each other many times.

My Questions rise….”What is this about, God?”  “What are you telling me?”

I recognized a couple of things.  The first was my selfishness that my dream had revealed and another think was that I need not worry about tomorrow and the scripture of how God cares for the sparrows and provides them with food and is fully aware when even one of them dies.  Yea, God has me in his sights…I can rest in that….and then I am reminded that The Word says that “My God shall provide all of my need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  So no need to be greedy….Jesus will provide all that I ever need!

One of the things I have learned about God over the years is that sometimes the obvious message is not really the message, but just a reminder.

I arrived at church and attended Worship where the actual message was that we are called to go out into the world, whether our jobs or our social gatherings and share Jesus with those who don’t know him and to encourage young Christians, because they are needing to learn more about Jesus, about Holy Spirit and about God.  One of our jobs is to help them grow.  Good message….guess I needed that today.

So when services were over I found my friend.  She said she woke up this morning and God said to her that she should give me meat.  1 package of steak, 2 of roasts and 2 of ground beef.  She said…OK Lord, kinda wondering what that was about, but she was going to do what God told her, so she made the call to me.

I told her about the dream….the meat dream.  I still have not put together that the dreams are part of a set.  They have something to do with each other.  As we are talking, I am wondering about what God specifically told her.  That she was to provide meat was one thing and definitely was the confirmation that the dream was from God.  But what about the specifics…. 1 package of steak, two of roasts and two of ground beef.

As we are talking I say something to the effect of ….Is this just meat that God is providing or is it MEAT.  The MEAT of the WORD,  The Meat of TRUTH…….   That is when Holy Spirit causes every hair on my body to stand on end.  OK..so this is not REALLY about the physical meat you eat, but about the meat of God that those who have served HIM for years have learned over the years.  It is God’s Wisdom and God’s gift of knowledge, It is the way to fight, the way to stand, the way to accomplish what God has for you to do.  YOUR PURPOSE!

I now know mine….  But there is more!  I am to share what I have learned.  I am to teach other truths to those who God places in my path.

Years ago, I knew I was called to write about God, about hope, about the love of the Lord.  I was supposed to write prayers, and write stories of how God has intervened in my life.  I was to share the answers to prayer, and to help others that God brings my way.

Well…it would seem that that is the end of the story, but it is NOT.

There was a reason why God told my friend   1 package of steak, 2 of roast and 2 of ground beef.

I began to ponder the meaning of the 3 different items…(Interesting that there are 3 categories, isn’t it?)

I kept asking….  “What are you telling me?”  So as I seek  full knowledge from God, this is what comes to my mind.  I am pretty positive these are God’s thoughts, because I have heard them before, and now I am hearing them again…..although I never heard the message this loud and clear.

“Why hamburger Lord?”  Hamburger is the truth in little pieces you are to share with young Christians.  They can’t handle more than tiny morsels of truth at one time.  How many morsels are in hamburger?  Thousands, and especially if there are two packages….and there are.  So it appears I am to share the gospel to others in bits and pieces, and I am to teach them the little, but seriously important things they don’t know yet.  Let them grow up….milk is for babies.  Meat is for those who are growing so they get stronger and build strength and become more aware, more able to hear and closer to God’s Throne and begin to rely on Holy Spirit to learn.

2 Roasts…..  Importance of a roast…  Roasts are usually cooked over a period of time.   Some more tender cuts are cooked a shorter period and that gives you rare roast beef.  Good stuff to eat!, but then there is the tough meat that has to be cooked a long time to get tender enough to eat easily.

So this indicates that when people graduate from morsels of truth, next comes the solid piece of meat.  Some very juicy to learn, other requiring a little more chewing.  The Word of God should not be swallowed whole anymore than a roast.  Bigger pieces are on the menu, and there is more to consider when you learn the Word, and when you learn the Way.  Some of those larger pieces can be very juicy and delicious or maybe you prefer the less juicy and more fully cooked meat.  There is in the Christians diet a time for both of them.  How do we share the roast.  Usually with a family.  Almost never alone, unlike the hamburger which is designed for one person to partake.  A person alone seldom cooks a roast just for themselves.  So, not only am I to share with individuals, but also with small groups.  After all the roast isn’t a half of beef.

Why the steak?  A steak is a glorious piece of meat.  One person can eat the whole thing!  It has meat that is grilled in many different ways.  It can be grilled, fried, sautéed,  but for the very best steak you want it to be thick enough to have the very center at least Rare(I prefer Medium rare)  but throughout the Steak there are areas that are different.  The Outside edge is the most done, then next comes an inner portion that is medium  or medium well and then maybe Medium rare.

Steaks can be eaten all by yourself, or with a group of people who either slice the steak so each gets a portion of what they like or each person gets their own steak to partake of.  The steak can be different sizes…Some eat lots and others eat little.  Melt in your mouth tender is preferable to “tough as nails” steak.  Steak is for grown-ups.  The meat has to be chewed well, one bite at a time, if not, you could choke.  It is the finest meat of the Animal, it is the choice of many, and the one most people use to celebrate when they are celebrating.

Steak is a wonderful delicious meal, it is grilled or fried to perfection,  it is the choice of many…others, not so much, because they get tired of chewing.

Steak is the big secrets of the Kingdom of God.  Steak is the Word of God in its most powerful form.  Steak is what makes a prayer that the Kingdom of Heaven rejoices in and brings to pass quickly and with great power through Holy Spirit.  Steak is the ultimate feast!

So today I learned that it is now time to move forward.  It is God who is directing the way.  He will be the one who leads me to speak the truths I will speak and the stories of his miracles, and love and peace.  He will lead to ask the right questions, He will show me the way I am to go, and how I am to get there.  I do know that writing will be a part of it, so expect more “words” coming from my computer to yours.  I will do my best to listen and to obey.  I will do my best to hear the Voice of the Lord.

I think of how this day has changed my life.  I now remember the choice provided in the first dream.  Had I made the wrong choice and chose the World over my God….I have no doubt that there would NOT have been a second dream.  There would not have been a future.  Perhaps even this was my expiration day, and had I chosen wrong and betrayed my God, I would not be able to ever again share his Joy, and the hope that is in me right now.

I have never had a dream like this before…well dreams…  I have seen visions and I have seen his outline and I have heard his voice.  I pray that now…today…I can follow after HIM with gusto!

I pray that as you read this, it will bless you.  I pray that it will help you know that GOD is ALIVE and He is REAL.  I pray that you will choose to receive His free gift of Forgiveness, which he died for, so your sins could be forgiven, and I pray that you will hear Holy Spirit as he speaks to you in whatever way he does. ….Knowing full well that each of us hears and sees and learns as HE reveals himself to us.

I encourage you today….Do say YES to JESUS CHRIST,  commit, follow and invite HOLY SPIRIT to enter in, pray for you and lead you to where God has for you to go and do what God has for you to do.

God Bless you ALL!

Lloyd Ann Caston  AKA PRAYYIOR

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