I was praying for marriages last week and as I started praying I remembered Macy one time telling a friend of mine how our family had been sick. She said Poppi was sick, Mommy was sick, she was sick, and Lilly was sick. She then threw out her hands and exclaimed the whole Sims family was sick. I remember hearing those sweet words and thinking just how significant they really were.
We tell Macy all the time “this is what the Sims do… The Sims are a team…The Sims don’t give up…and the Sims don’t quit…
As I was praying for marriages I remembered that story and realized Darin and I were actually fighting for the Sims name. We fought for the destiny that God had intended for us. Not just my destiny, Darin’s, or even Macy’s but the specific calling God had intended for our family as a whole. The Devil himself came to destroy our family and what God had purposed and planned for our lives now and in the future.
I have told some of my friends how important it is to read the Bible and if you don’t know what to read just open it up and read wherever your eyes land. That God does not care if you open up to the book of Numbers in the Old Testament, He can speak to you through any verse in the Bible.
So back to yesterday I sat down to read Proverbs and my Bible’s little ribbon just “happened” to be in the book of Numbers so it naturally flipped open to it. So I thought hmmm maybe God wants to speak to me in the book of Numbers. This is the wonderful story that I read.
To understand why this is so significant to me is through all of our struggles God has used the story of Moses to encourage me over and over again. So anytime I see verses that talk about the Israelites leaving Egypt I read with more interest. So here is what I read.
“God brought them out of Egypt;
they have the strength of a wild ox.
They devour hostile nations
and break their bones in pieces;
with their arrows they pierce them.
Like a lion they crouch and lie down,
like a lioness—who dares to rouse them?
“May those who bless you be blessed
and those who curse you be cursed!”
Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message:
“Amalek was first among the nations,
but their end will be utter destruction.”
Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message:
“Your dwelling place is secure,
your nest is set in a rock;
yet you Kenites will be destroyed
when Ashur takes you captive.”
Then he spoke his message:
“Alas! Who can live when God does this?
Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus;
they will subdue Ashur and Eber,
but they too will come to ruin.”
What the Lord spoke to my heart as I read those precious verses was this:
God took The Sims family out of Egypt and we now have the strength of a wild ox. God spoke to my heart that much like the Kenites, though divorce is secure right now and it’s nest is in a rock ‘the Sims’ were destined to take it captive and destroy it.
So the Power of God is coming after the evilness of Divorce and all that precedes it. The world has come to accept and believe that it is a viable option. So divorce you are secure right now, but through the Sims family and many other brave families, we are going to take you captive.
One more thing:
This is the post where I explain how God used the story of Moses and the Israelites to encourage me.