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You Don’t Know Me

I have a confession. I like trap music.

Ok, maybe that isn’t news to some of you reading this who know me personally. And if you don’t know me then maybe, that isn’t much of a confession. 

Confession or [fun] fact. You decide. But either way, it’s true.

I don’t listen to trap music like I did when I was younger and I’m not always up on the latest music of the younger generation. But I must say that there are some songs from years ago that when I hear them, I still turn my stereo way up. 

You may be asking, “what does trap music have to do with God?” Well, nothing necessarily, except for when it pops into my head while I am reflecting on how faithful God has been. 

Random, right? This has become my new normalcy. Not trap music popping into my head. But rather having random moments when I just gotta stop and thank God for all that he has done. 

It isn’t typically trap music that pops into my head during these moments. But on this one day it just so happened to be a song by T.I. 

I’d say the randomness was a family trait seeing as though my cousin has a blog called
“The Random Chick’s Guide to Everything…”. But truth be told, I believe we all have a bit of randomness within us. 

This isn’t about the general idea of randomness but rather about what is conceived out of that which is.

Which leads me to this story… 

A couple weeks ago, I was on my way to pick up my children. As I headed toward the highway, I had one of those random moments that I just described.

I began reflecting on how good and faithful God has been to me the last several years. This happens quite often and by often, I mean several times a day. 

So, I suppose this moment was just one of the many sporadic yet normal instances. As I thought about all that God has done for me and continues to do, what also came to mind was that the devil really tried to take me out.

I mean he really tried to kill me. Not literally physically, but spiritually. 

That thought lead me to yell out loud, as I was driving, “devil, you don’t know me!!” 

This is where T.I. comes in at and his song “U Don’t Know Me” popped into my head. Here I am driving and singing, “you might see me in the street but devil, you don’t know me!!” 🎶🎵🎶🎵.  

Y’all I was having a serious moment and if anyone was watching me, they likely thought I was giving someone a tongue lashing.

But here’s the reality, the devil does know some things. He knows our weaknesses and he also knows what God has hidden inside of us. Therefore, he preys on us to destroy anything that might ever come to life.

With that said, we need to do discern his cunning ways. Staying alert and sober minded because he is roaming around hungry, waiting for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)

The devil tried to bury me because he knew that God had given me a seed

But just call me Joseph[ine] because what the enemy meant for harm, God meant it for good.

You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result — the survival of many people.
Genesis 50:20

Brothers and sisters, don’t fall prey. Lean not on your own understanding but trust God (Proverbs 3:5). We are strengthened through Christ, even amid our suffering so that we are not overcome by the weakness of our humanity or the world in which we live (John 16:33).

After picking up my babies, I headed back down the highway to our home. But on this trek in the opposite direction, I blasted a different tune on my stereo. Glory to the Lamb by Geoffrey Golden. 

I’m just here to tell you that glory is his and he will get it.

By.👏🏾 Any. 👏🏾 Means. 👏🏾 Necessary. 👏🏾

Reflecting Beyond the World

In what way(s), can you recall what the enemy planned for your destruction, but God planned it for your good? 

Prayer

Father God, I thank you for being the Alpha and the Omega. In Jesus mighty and Holy name, Amen!

*Scripture quotations have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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