“For what do you Wait?”

Have you felt as though your life has stopped or been held up in some way for a period of time? Perhaps you’ve been through a dry period where life has become a desert or wilderness? With God, nothing in the way of our circumstances are permanent or fixed. Life is intended to be fluid and there is to be movement. There is preparation and there is purpose to be fulfilled in each and every one of us. So what God allows to come into our lives many times is to strengthen and equip us to be who God intended for us to be. In the point of our greatest test through our weakest points and moments many times is when His strength is perfected.For what do you wait?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.” (Jeremiah 29:11-14 ESV)

Just as the 70 years of exile for Israel came to an end, so does your period of captivity and exile that has sidelined you, reach an end. Your 70 years are ending and your deliverance is at end. No longer in the future, but right now is your moment of opportunity to believe God for what may seem inconceivable to you or impossible. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 ESV)

God has plans that involve a hope and future for you without exception. So call upon Him now and believe. He will hear you right now from exactly where you are at. Jesus already did all the work for you at the Cross. all you have to do is agree with God and say “yes” to his saving grace. Just say “yes”. You have been found and He is ready to restore unto you the years that have robbed you of your joy and well being.
Where your time of captivity has driven you, it is time to come out of seclusion. Your time of hiding or being hidden is over. God is ready to bring you back and fully restore what the locust has consumed over time and circumstance.

This is addressing someone today that is reading this. Today is your day of salvation. However you must respond. You don’t have become something more first or you don’t have to wait for something to change. He who the Son sets free is free indeed. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) If any man be in Christ He is a new creation. Old things are passed away and all becomes new. 2 Corinthians 5 :17) So will you just say “yes” to God right now?

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. (1 John 3:1)

Where charity and love, there is God. There Christ joins us together with Him. Let us be found in there. Let us draw near and love the living God in full assurance of faith.

At the same time, therefore, when we are gathered as one with Christ,let us not be divided in mind. In the center, in the name of Jesus may all darkness and resistance flee.

Behold in open face the glory or goodness of the Lord; from glory unto glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The joy that is immense and good, is before you and awaits your acceptance.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. (Luke 4:18)
Jesus is here and present to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. Today is your opportunity.

“Constructing Promise from Broken Pieces”

Are there times in your life where life just doesn’t make sense to you in the way that it used to? When the pieces just are not fitting or coming together? Where details in your life have become disjointed and an unrest and even weariness sets in?

Perhaps you feel as though you have lost your compass; at least the components that directed the affairs of your life up to this point just seem a little if not a lot “off”.

Maybe it is time to look at what has been directing your steps. Where have you placed your confidence? What has served as your surety?

In the beginning, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters and broke an unbroken silence as He spoke light into darkness. Then there was light. In the midst of your obscurities in life perhaps God desires to dispel some areas or pockets of darkness. Light always dispels the darkness that surrounds it.

In the beginning of our lives we are made in His image, formed and fashioned in the womb to fulfill a very unique story that no one else can walk out.

In the beginning man was created and was naked without shame.
Till he fell for the darkness,and there was night.

In the beginning, there was the Word and he was God and the Word was with God
And he dwelt among us and there was life.

The Lamb of God was broken and his life was poured out for the sins of the world
And there was life; for you and I and all of whosoever will follow by faith and believe God.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. The seen is created from the unseen. Ponder that if you will. Open the eyes of my heart that my understanding may be unveiled!

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. You and I too have an inheritance from God. It is already promised, fulfilled and imparted at the Cross. Jesus already has made full provision. This inheritance must be simply received.

Abraham went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

Perhaps you find yourself standing poised before the threshold of your “promise land.” In the story God wrote for your life is to be discovered the unfolding of His promise to you. In order to receive the things promised, they are to be seen and greeted them from afar by embracing by faith the unseen. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

Acknowledge as strangers and exiles on the earth that we speak and make it clear that we are seeking a homeland. Rest from your weariness as a sojourner is sought and awaits.

If we are thinking of that land from which we have been called out, this affords opportunity to return. We have been called out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Going back to the comfort and familiar will not give you rest; it only seeks to perpetuate your weariness because it cannot fulfill and satisfy a hungry heart nor quench that for which you thirst.

In our wandering do we not seek and desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one? Therefore God is not ashamed to be called our God, for He has prepared for you and I a city.

In Christ Jesus, we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that we may proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
(1 Peter 2:9,10)

His mercies are new every morning so why not embrace them? Is it is time to take that step? There is a place prepared for you and I. Receive if you will.