[God reminds a man of an impacting childhood experience, through Steve’s “offhand” comment at a home ministry meeting that confirmed the value that our Father places on time together with Him.]
Brother Steve Trullinger .. Greetings ..
A while back, maybe 2-3 years ago, you came and spoke at one of home groups here in the K.C. (Kansas City) area,one associated with the International House of Prayer.
I’m glad you came. I’d been wanting to hear testimony of the Work of God through the Body of Christ .. testimony of such as you gave.
I kept “amenning” you, and since I was really close by you, I think it was a bit distracting to you. But you allowed the Holy Spirit to perfect it, and He grabbed it and increased it like He did the little boy’s lunch.
Here’s what he did; I’ve been wanting to tell you this testimony, ever since then.
You told us testimony of the miraculous that goes on regularly in and through your ministry and those involved in it. Made we want to leave with you …
So I kept amenning you. The testimony and teaching and exhortation you gave was very needed, wanted, and desired. Amen.
So, you said something about the amenning, and I made a comment that we were eager to hear the testimony of what you were telling us. So, you said if I kept ammenning you’d get me two scoops of ice cream.
You didn’t realize what you’d just said, what Jesus did …..
Two Scoops of Ice Cream
When I was about 9 years old, my dad was working about 12 hours a day to support his family of 3 kids and his wife, my mother. Praise the Lord for them.
So, one day my dad comes home early from work. He got off work early in the day, just as a gift.
I heard him tell my mother that he was going to do something he never gets to do: take his son down to Baskin-Robbins for some ice cream. Just him and me, walking the 4-5 blocks to the ice cream store.
We ordered ice cream. I got 2 scoops on one of those pointed cones. Sure looked good. My dad got 2 too.
So, my dad asks me a question, and I tilt my arm sideways and …. plop… my 2 scoops of ice cream fall on the ground. I’m kinda looking at it like, oops, now what?
But my dad acts quick and says, “No problem, it’s not your fault. I think I’ve got enough change for 2 more scoops to replace those. So he checks his pocket and counts it out with the ice cream clerk, and he has just enough change to get me 2 more scoops.
Now this time I am very much more careful with my 2 scoops of ice cream, as my dad and I walk back to the house eating our ice cream and having needed fellowship.
About 25 years later ……..
I’m spending some time with the Lord at the House of Prayer. The Lord keeps reminding me of the walk with my dad to get 2 scoops of ice cream on a day he got off work early. I have this revelation about it. It wasn’t the ice cream; it was the walk with my dad.
God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, is the same way, even more. He provides many things for us to enjoy, but He is the Real Enjoyment, and the walk with Him is The Event, continuously.
So, He goes out and finds the “book” I want. Him bringing it is the joy; He is The Joy.
So, when you said, after my amenning you so much, that if I kept amenning, you’d get me 2 scoops of ice cream ……..!!
That’s why I replied to you, “I’m going for 5 scoops!”
Joy in Jesus,