When God sets a plan in motion, He sets a plan in motion.
About three years ago, God motioned me to homeopathy. And little did I know or expect that it would lead to advocacy.
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old mode of healing used by 6 million Americans, that is inherently safe. It uses minute amounts of natural substances that work with and allows the body to heal itself.
Through a series of divine turns and directions, I am chaplain and blog writer of a grassroots organization, Americans for Homeopathy Choice, and part of a movement saving homeopathy for generations to come. This has involved multiple trips to DC, meetings with the Food and Drug Administration, strategies, coordination, cooperation, webinars, and fundraising just to list a few.
So, when Homeopathy on the Hill was proposed, God said to go. These events were planned to bring awareness to the Senate and House of Representatives of homeopathy and the FDA’s planned guidelines that threaten to limit our access to these nontoxic medicines. Also, to solicit sponsors and supporters of new legislation being proposed in support of homeopathy.
God has a plan for each person’s life, and He has one mapped out for me. When He said to go the event, I thought that I would take a flight, stay at a hotel and use uber and taxis as transportation as I had done previously. But with His plan for me, He also has a sense of humor. He sometimes takes me out of my analytically planning comfort zone. God is up to something.
Let me share with you how intricately my life turned, and my comfort zone left the building to get to where God wanted me for these few days on Capitol Hill. With a scheduled filled with early mornings and late nights, I call it a series of “I never met”. God is up to something.
First, I rode from Eads to Knoxville with my Dedicated Delta Daughter, aka, my Trusted Assistant. Diana from Chattanooga, who I had never met in person, picked me up in Knoxville. We cruised down the highway in her 12-passenger van, stopping for gas, food and bathroom breaks. As she so “uberly” drove, I got to share my faith and my relationship with God. God is up to something.
We were graciously hosted by Fran who neither one of us had never met and joined by Cathi from Florida, who we had never met in person. We shared meals, meetings, training, and transportation with other people we had never met. We dialogued with Congressmen and their legislative assistants who we had never met and did things we had never done. God is up to something.
I prayed and gave the benediction, a good word, at the close of the training dinner before people from other states and countries that I had never met. God is up to something.
And on my last night, we got dressed up in our finery and attended a red-carpet movie screening of Magic Pills with people that we never met and with the filmmaker, Ananda More, who we never met before this event. God is up to something.
With God’s plan, He puts people, places, and things in place to make everything work out. People that I had never met provided curbside service, kind acts, and deeds so that I could walk out my God assignment. And when all these things came together, I knew that it was God’s doing, laughing me out of my comfort zone. God is up to something.
I hung out with people that I never met, did things that I have never done, went to places that I had never gone on assignment for my God. He met me where I was, sent a Savior from above, and empowered me to influence the world with His love. God is up to something.
Harriet Noel Jones