My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me. PSALM 31 : 15
Welcoming in any new year always comes with a sense of liberation and excitement.
This New Year of course was no different .. As 2014 was ushered in with a bang, it carried with it your higher expectations, your refreshed hopes, your renewed inspiration and your reignited
sense of purpose.
And Then .. As the fireworks died down .. As the festive season drew to a close .. As the routines of your life start to return to normal .. 2014 is very quickly beginning to lose its glamour and
Suddenly the liberation and excitement you felt is being erased and replaced with bondage and fear. You look around you and you are left utterly confused as it seems that every demon that once occupied hell are now running wild in your life.
The attacks seem to be harder, coming faster and everything that can possibly go wrong has.
It is at this point where it may become tempting for you to get weary and give up .. Please !! .. We beg you .. Don’t !!
It is in this time that you need to keep in mind .. You Are God’s chosen child !! .. You Are
filled with The Spirit of The Light Of The World, which qualifies you as a prominent threat to the kingdom of darkness.
Nobody likes to be threatened, least of all the devil .. so .. he will try and come against you ..
But !! Don’t You Ever Forget !! .. Firstly : The devil Is A Liar !! .. Secondly And Most Importantly : KING JESUS IS STILL ON THE THRONE !!
Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]
Ephesians 6 : 13
You stand firm in your faith !! .. You stand firm in God’s Word !! .. You stand firm on The Rock !!
10 .. Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come – the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out !
11 .. And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of The Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing] .. Revelation 12 : 10 – 11
KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS !!
PATIENCE BRINGS PEACE !!
God May Say Wait But That does Not Mean He Is Saying No !! Delay is not Denial...
Prayer is your unique, personal communication with God .. You talk to your Father telling
Him your desires, dreams, hopes, needs and in turn He shares with you His blessings, guidance, love and wisdom.
However .. Have you ever found yourself experiencing those Quiet, Uncertain times .. Those times when you go to God in prayer .. And .. You simply do not get an immediate response ?
You may actually find yourself wading through these uncomfortable waters at this very moment.
You are in desperate need of a breakthrough in a particular area of your life, and yes, you have prayed to God .. And Yet .. You have been waiting a seemingly long time to receive your
breakthrough .. And to make matters worse, the silence of God has brought nothing but confusion into your life.
Naturally you are dealing with frustration of not understanding why this is happening in your life ..
However .. This is the time for you to Trust !!
As His child, it is vital for you to trust God and His timing regarding each and every matter
that concerns you and your life !!
Jesus Christ is by no means the author of chaos and confusion .. Jesus desires for you to Trust Him .. He does not want you to be afraid or confused.
You need to learn to trust and have faith enough to know that God’s delay is not Him saying no to
your requests. Would you consider for a moment that many of the
delays you experience are in fact Divine Delays ?
Divine delays that are designed by God in order to do a work in you that needs to be done ..
You have heard it said before that God is far more interested in changing you than He is in changing your circumstances !!
And Therein Lies The Key !! .. If you will continue to serve God faithfully .. Even during your dark
and lonely midnight hours .. You Will grow and develop a strong, mature Godly character.
So .. When God Says Wait, He Is Not Saying No !! Consider Abraham, who waited twenty-five years to see the answer to His prayers .. Or .. Joseph, who waited thirteen years !! .. Can you imagine if these two men had given-in and given-up .. They would never have had the opportunity to enjoy and rejoice in the reward of their faith and trust in God. God May Not Be Early .. But .. He Will Never Be Late !!
You may find that the things in your life that are really worth having will generally take longer than you anticipate them to .. And .. Yes, they are usually more difficult than you think you can handle and endure .. But !!
God Knows Precisely What He Is Doing !! .. And .. He Is Calling On You To Trust His Timing !!
Do not allow a whirlwind of confusion and frustration to consume you and conform you into a state of misery .. Trust God !!
God Is Love !! .. And .. Love Will Never Let You Down !!
Learn to Trust and wait patiently .. God Is Working While You Are Waiting !!
ABRAHAM WAITED 25 YEARS
JOSEPH WAITED 13 YEARS
MOSES WAITED 40 YEARS
JESUS WAITED 30 YEARS
IF GOD MAKES YOU WAIT, YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY