This morning, as I lay in bed, I was recapturing this ODD dream I was having about a man who needed help in his repossession (reclamation, restoration, recovery) business. I had recommended someone else for the job, but he just kept on telling me about what he needed. He had it all laid out, i.e., the area I’d work in, the compensation, the benefits, etc. and I still referred him to another person who I deemed to BE better skilled to do the work. As I laid there I was praying and thinking, “LORD! Something just doesn’t seem right. Show me what this is…this THING that I’m feeling this morning. (Very sluggish) Why is this presence here?”
When I took my Jordan to school today, Josh’s teacher greeted me at the car and said, “Did Josh tell you he passed his test yesterday?” I, thinking she was talking about the ECA test, told her, “He told me he had to take the ECA test yesterday (in my head thinking, they don’t get those pass or fail status’ right away), but he didn’t tell me he passed.” She was looking in the back seat to see if he was in the car and I responded to her look, “He’s at home today; not feeling well. But, I’m praying he gets to feeling better so that he can at least come to school this afternoon and take the other portion of the ECA.” She replies, “I mean he passed his math test with at 93%.” We both giggled and cheered him on in his absence as the superintendent watched us with a smile. This is a big to do for us. As it is, my Josh is a resuscitated baby and because of such there is a slight disconnect between his hearing and articulation.
When he was diagnosed with CAPD (central auditory processing disorder) and ADHD, I, as a parent, had to BE diligent in making sure he had all the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom, where he spends majority of his time. Two of the most important tools were my parental advocacy (his wellbeing is my priority) and making sure the teachers were held accountable in doing their part of successfully teaching. I have REGULAR (like going to the bathroom regular) conversations with his teachers, coaches, and his speech therapist. I get weekly updates on his and Jordan’s progress, missed homework assignments, test grades, misconduct if there is any, and etc. They send me emails, text messages; they call me and greet me very heartily in the mornings. As a parent, it was my intention to establish this kind of relationship with them being that they are imparting into the lives of my sons up to 12 hours a day sometimes.
Anyway, as I was rejoicing over Josh’s victory my prayers had changed. “LORD, I appreciate the teacher for her attention to my son and her method of teaching. I’m thankful for her diligence in maintaining her part of our plan. She was consistent; she was repetitive in reviewing and moving on; recapping again and moving forward; repeating step-by-step and progressing. She didn’t let him fail. SELAH! This is a good morning report!” In conjunction with this, my son didn’t want to fail so he too had to maintain his part of our plan. He had to develop a new behavior (habit) that complemented what I and the teacher were doing. He had to BEcome habitual in his actions of studying; reviewing and recapping; repeating and redoing. That behavior only comes by way of repetition.” When I wake up in the morning, I pray. I don’t go to the bathroom first, or eat breakfast first. Before I leave my room, I pray for 30 minutes. This behavior only came by way of diligent repetition.
As I was driving back into town rejoicing and reviewing all the involved components that greeted me this morning, the Holy Spirit presented me the answer to my morning prayer at precisely 7:32 a.m.: HABIT BY REPETITION! Many things flooded my mind as I pondered upon those three words. However, these things resounded:
(1) The LORD YAH is habitual. His Spirit is chronic (as in long-lasting, always present); consistent unto righteousness. Even when the LORD does a new thing, the THING is new, but the LORD YAH changes not and the LORD Yeshua is the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. SELAH!
(2) And, because my confession is that I abide in Him and His Words abide in me, then I too must BE habitual, consistent unto righteousness, in doing A NEW THING! This new thing for me is called REPOSSESSING. I must repossess (recover, reclaim, regain, recoup, return to) my good sleeping and resting habits. I do well for a few weeks, but then my behavior changes and I form a habit of staying up late and getting up early. This is vain (of no value) and is not righteousness. My sleep gravely misses me and I’ve been neglecting him. I’ve not been kind to him; restricting his quality time with me. The benefits that come with me LETTING sleep rest up on me are considerable. Sleep! Forgive me for abusing you; for depriving you of your time. Release me from the debt that I’ve brought up on you and myself. SELAH!
(3) Also, I must repossess (recovery, reclaim, regain, recoup) dominion. YAH said, LET US make man in OUR image and after OUR likeness; and LET them HAVE (possess and retain) dominion. The only way for me to REPOSSESS these things is to change my Habit by Repetition! I must begin a NEW procedure, a NEW routine of living. The LORD YAH is fulfilling His part of the plan. When I do my part of the plan, He is not going to LET me fail!
A few hours later, at 10:08 a.m., I was speaking a message and the word I used was translated as Shimano. This is no mistake! The Spirit of the LORD is giving me the power to get wealth. I’ve never said that word before in my life and have never seen that word before. Regardless, it is a real word and a prosperous word. I looked it up and Shimano, headquartered in Sakai, Japan, is a multinational manufacturing company of cycling components, fishing tackle, and rowing equipment. Now, this is the second time my translation has picked up a foreign accent in my voice, and they were two different accents. With this happening, I know what I must do. REPOSSESS! © 2015 Angela M. Smith