January 1, 2021

One Hundred and Fifty Thousand

Happy new year everybody! For my first post in the new year, I want to share a dream and promise God has given me. 

This time last year I was at a conference called movement 2020. During this conference, I had a very real encounter with the Lord. I could feel His love. It brought a lot of relief and freedom to my life. During this encounter, He clearly told me that He was going to give me one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Crazy right? 

But my God is not a small God, and it is well within His means to do so. Honestly, I dismissed it in the beginning because it seemed too impossible. But God kept bringing it up. If I keep dismissing an idea and it won’t go away, then generally I take that to be the Lord speaking. As long as what I’m hearing matches up with His character and nature. 

This is where it gets a little rocky. During this time, I was preparing for the BSSM 2020 school year. I heard the Lord say to wait to work out the details of my housing and transportation until May. Me being the planner I am, filled in the blanks and took that to mean that my one hundred and fifty thousand dollars was coming in May. Much to my disappointment, I did not get the one hundred and fifty thousand dollars then. I am constantly working on not filling in God’s blanks. We must learn to become comfortable with the unknowing of life. It was a good lesson for me. 

As the summer dragged on and I trekked out to California, I let that promise and dream fade. Lately, God has been speaking to me about timing and strategy. During my last semester of school, I heard so many crazy stories of God’s overwhelming provision. Some people had millions of dollars of debt paid off, others received random checks for thousands of dollars, and dozens of people have been provided cars. My promise has been renewed within me.

To be honest, I wanted to write about this for a long time, but I was scared. Why would I be deserving of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars? How would that be viewed by others and would I sound crazy? I have come to realize that life is to short to worry about such things. Even if I spend my days failing or missing the mark, that would be better than staying in a perpetual state of fear and safe spaces. 

This is a promise from God, and I am proclaiming it publicly for the record. When my one hundred and fifty thousand dollars does come, you heard it here first. I don’t know when God will fulfill this promise. I believe it will come through direct deposit into my bank account. Until then, I will continue to work hard and be faithful. No matter the when, God is good and will provide for my every need.  

I wanted to start the year off dreaming big with God. A lot of hard work goes into making dreams become a reality. But don’t let today’s “common sense” get in the way of the dreams and promises God has given you. I look forward to sharing about the moment when my one hundred and fifty thousand dollars come. I pray you all will have a momentous year with God. 

From me to you, 

-Emily Jacobsen 

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