I am deathly afraid of bees (honey bees, bumblebees, sweat bees etc). But I enjoy studying outside in my mother’s garden. While going over my Sunday School lesson. I could sense a presence, I wasn’t alone. I was reading in my bible about Nicodemus not being able to comprehend having a new birth. Not a natural birth, but a spiritual.
“Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, ” Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again'”. John 3:1-7
Jesus was trying to explain by saying ‘flesh produces flesh’ and well ‘spirit produces spirit’. This is a natural new birth. Mind you I never read this story in the bible, so learning this in the Spirit is a great experience. Jesus goes on to talk about the “wind”. How the spirit is like the wind, you cannot see and don’t know the origin nor destination. But you know there is a “wind” because you can feel it and experience it.
“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but cannot tell where is comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
Then God told me “Amber, move”. So I got my notepad and pen the moved. So confused as to why God will tell me to move. Then 2 bumblebees went over to my empty seat and table of books. My worse fear were right there. So I went into the house for a sip of Coca Cola. Then I came back outside when God told me it was “okay” to go back and finish my studies. But my fear paralyzed me, I wanted to quit my studies because I was afraid of being stung twice. The pain came into my mind. Then God told me “My child you trust me to get you out of danger, but don’t trust me to protect you. Fear is not mine. Now continue to study”. While walking back to my seat, knowing God is right.. The 2 bumblebees went and flew over the neighbor’s house.
I was relieved, to know God was protecting me as long as I align myself with the Spirit. I can feel his presence and his peace now.
God met me in my mother’s garden today.