Well, I had to kick off the challenge with He’s Preparing Me by Daryl Coley (one of my favorite gospel singers of all time). This song has made a consistent appearance throughout my life, especially in the early days. God has used this song for many years to signal my transition from one season to another. I can’t even begin to describe the supernatural ways in which He’s used this song. But each time He sends it my way, I know something significant is about to shift in my life.
My first encounter with this song was the day I left my job at the law school. I remember sitting at my desk and seeing my boss’ reflection in the glass as he made his way towards me. Before he reached me, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me, “This is it!” Ten minutes later, I would be resigning my position unsure of what was ahead or what I was going to do, but knowing that my time there was done.
As you can imagine, I was in a bit of a daze on my ride home. I really didn’t understand what had just happened. I just trusted that God had a plan. As I was in the car driving home, I turned on the radio and heard this song and that’s when it happened. It was like the song just came alive to me in my Spirit. It was like God himself was speaking to me through that song. And though I had heard that song many times before in different settings this time it became Rhema to me.
I remember bursting into tears as the words of this song gave me comfort and hope. God was preparing me for the next matter in my life. I didn’t know what that “next thing” was then, but in retrospect, it was the death of my mom. Just a few weeks later, we would get the news that my mom was no longer in remission and the cancer had returned and spread to her bones and brain. I would become her caregiver and six months later lose her.
I always think back to that moment and how everything good and bad seemed divinely orchestrated. The Lord knew exactly where I needed to be and when I needed to be there. He knew that because of my relationship with my mom, I needed every bit of that time with her. He knew I had to be with her that day she decided she wouldn’t do any more treatments but instead live out the rest of her days in peace. Every single moment I spent with her was preparing me for what was to come. And I know for a fact that had I not had that time, I wouldn’t have made it through in one piece.
There are so many more significant moments with just this particular song alone. Because like I said, it is the only one that has made a consistent appearance throughout my life. I pray that as you listen to He’s Preparing Me by Daryl Coley that it becomes a fresh word from God to bless you and usher you into the next season of your life.
Until next time…Be Blessed & Go Forth in Faith…Smooches😘😘