Tag Archive | waiting

This Is Your Year

See this as the beginning of your life.

Your past serves only to bring you to today; it doesn’t hold you; it no longer serves you–release it.

If you cling to your past, you will believe what has been is all there will be, for it will take hold of your heart and you will begin to let go of faith. It won’t seem so at first, but gradually, slowly, it will grip your heart.

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19

Turn and take hold of your future.

Lay hold of it, for it contains the promises I have spoken previously to your heart. Many a time you have wondered if you had not heard correctly, for so much time has passed, but I reiterate them to you, for I have not forgotten and I do not repent of speaking them; but, rather, refresh them in your mind and heart.

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why we utter the Amen through him, to the glory of God.” II Corinthians 1:20

There is a season and a time for all things and it is to My delight when you hold a promise dear and even so you wait. For waiting cleanses the flesh, it is a selfless act–a time for humility.

You have proved faithful.

You will receive.

Continue to believe.

The non-essential cast away. Those not present, passed away.

Beneath the surface lies your future, ready to be revealed.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9

Begin to take the steps as I speak them to your heart. You will soon recognize that the path is new  to you, old patterns are no longer repeating, for you have grown. What you once craved no longer beckons and you stand tall.

Flex the muscle you have practiced and continue to grow, for now your ways are clear.

Clear to hear.

This is your year!

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. for if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:1-8

 

No Wonder

Don’t stop to ask yourself why.

So much precious life is wasted asking, Why?

Why not?

Why not accept the fact that you won’t always know why and move on?

If you need to know, you will, but sometimes answers come slowly, and some never will.

Trust never wavers–never stops to wonder why–for ‘why’ will cause you to wander. It is the root of doubt and will tear down your faith for you are stagnant when you wait for that which may never come.

Seek to know the answers in My Word.

For there you won’t wonder, for you will know why–when you see why you wait.

Do you see?

No wonder!

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

“But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.” Job 32:8

“The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.” Psalms 37:30-31

“Wait for the Lord, and keep to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked.” Psalms 37:34

 

Actively Blessed

The Blessing comes to those who wait, but it is the activity that brings it forth; so do not think that waiting is passive–waiting is expectancy, and being about the Father’s business.

I have called the sinners to repentance…

  • Waiting is repentance.

I have declared that the meek shall inherit the earth…

  • Those who wait, are meek.

I have given My Word as food for the hungry…

  • Those who wait, feed on My Word.

I have asked that you give to the poor…

  • Those who wait, are generous.

I could go on all day–do you want more?

Or

Will you do what I’ve asked?

For the Blessing comes to those who wait, but then, you are already Blessed

So, what are you waiting for? BE Blessed!

Follow Me

“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinner to repentance.” Luke 5:32

“–Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” Matt. 4:17

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matt. 5:5

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.” Jn. 47-51

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Jn. 1:1-5

“But he answered, ‘It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” Matt. 4:4

“Jesus said to him, ‘If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'” Mt. 19:21

 

Will you Wait?

Blessings come to those who wait. Waiting does not have to be passive or inactive but, rather, it can be an opportunity to

  • Trust
  • Seek
  • Listen

Trust is a matter of the heart, for one cannot trust without relationship. Without relationship, fellowship and a history there is no basis for trust.

Seek is an action. If you are seeking you are actually expecting an end result; seek and ye shall find.

Listen do you hear it? My still small voice? If you are just too busy or too busy talking–if you are always the one speaking, you will not hear.

So–wait.

Will you trust Me and seek Me with all your heart? Will you listen while I speak?

Then  you are BLESSED!

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Is. 55:8-9

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.” Prov. 9:9-11

“Make me to know thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth and teach me for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.” Ps. 25:4-5