Hi, I am Lindy-Ann Hopley, founder of Beautiful Witness Ministries, and I want to welcome you to God Today. This is just when we take a few minutes to share a little bit of God’s heart for you. I want to ask you today – do you really know how much God loves you? He’s got such an incredible heart to pursue you? I don’t know about you, but when it first happened to me I was totally shocked. I didn’t know God as a God that is actually exciting. At first, I thought He was dead, boring, or just a bunch of nonsense someone made up. But finally, I came to salvation. God started revealing all these different facets of Himself to me. I hope He encourages you today.
I was a young believer in 2011. The Lord sent me on this crazy road trip. I struggled so much with the fear of rejection like, “Am I wanted? Am I loved?” And the Lord knew it and He used these different situations to really turn the way that I think around. Because He knew that I would not at all be able to enjoy who He was if I kept believing these lies.
So, I was on this very much faith journey, traveling through America. I remember I went into the small group meeting, and this old man walks up to me and in His arms, He has this bucket of gladiolus flowers. I don’t know if you know what those are, but those are flowers that are really tall and loaded with different flowers. He comes up to me and says, “Are you the South African girl?” And I was like, “Yea?” I felt so uncomfortable, to be honest. And He said, “God told me to pick you these flowers.” And my heart just melted. I think at the moment I was so shocked and I didn’t even thank him properly. And he said, “I want to tell you, it is a lot of work to go pick these flowers.” Because they were down in his garden.
The Lord just pursued, and pursued, and pursued me. And I realized, God loves you so much! He is the bridegroom coming for His bride. He wants you to know He is all about you. He loves you so much that He is willing to even put these weird and wonderful things across your path so you can see the King of the Universe is smitten with you.
I want to pray for those people watching right now that just say, “Man, I do not know this side of the Father. I know Him as God, I know Him as judge, I know Him as King. But a King that would orchestrate bringing flowers? I don’t know about that.” Let me just pray for you right now. I want to encourage you to open up your heart and receive it. Do you know what I do when I har cool testimonies like this coming from people? I don’t go, “The Lord must really love HER.” I go, “Wow! Is that who you are, God? Well I know if you did it for them I ask you will do it for me.” And He is so faithful, He wants you to hear your heart, He wants you to make your requests known to Him. Amen?
Father, I pray right now for every single person listening, who needs a touch of love. Who needs to experience a new intoxicating wine. The bridegroom feast for the bride. I pray for that love just to envelop them, that you would take captive every lie concerning your character and who you are that is blocking them from receiving you as kind, as gentle, as lover that pursues them. Maybe you had bad experiences in the past when it came to romance. But let me tell you the King of the Universe wants to romance you. Father, I thank you. Bless them with such a rich revelation of who you are. Bless them. In Jesus; name. From me, Lindy-Ann Hopley, God bless you.