365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, in times of waiting, we must learn to continue to trust God no matter how long we have been waiting for the promise to manifest. But, the question is, “Who told you the very thing you are waiting on is the promise?” Did you call forth the promise or did God call forth the promise? Too often we say we are waiting on the promises of God when we are truly waiting on the promises of self. We must ask ourselves, did God really ordain the promise or was it something we set in our heart, and because we want it, we believe it is our time to receive it? For us to know if God promised it or if it is a self-promise, we must spend time in the presence of the Almighty!
What does it mean to spend time in the presence of the Almighty? We simply must set aside some time each day to become one with the Father, basing on His word. (1.) We must begin to worship Him and usher in His presence as we honor him and give Him reverence for who He is, has been, and is to come. (2.) We must bring before Him His word as we meditate daily on a scripture and think on the things of God. (3.) We must let Him minister to our hearts as we go before Him in prayer. It is so important for us to pray daily! Prayer is just having a little talk with Jesus as we bring our petitions before the Lord with a heart of thanksgiving, expecting that what we are requesting is already done by faith.
Moreover, it is not wise for us to do nothing while we are waiting on the promise to manifest because faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26). This means if we are not in motion working towards the promise, we will not receive the promise. God wants us to #goandgrow! WR2W, we must keep in mind, as we are working, just because we cannot see the promise, does not mean God has not released the promise. Physically, we may not see it with a natural eye, but we must learn to depend on the Holy Spirit and see with a spiritual eye. “God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10 NKJV). The time for manifestation may not be now, but it is coming. The problems we face are we become impatient and do not want to wait, and we have not become developed enough spiritually to be able to discern when God has granted the request and released the promise or when our emotions have granted the request and our flesh want God to release an unauthorized promise! (FOOD FOR THOUGHT)
We must do a self-evaluation, get into the presence of God, and stay before Him until we receive His answer. Times of waiting are not easy, but they are necessary for our destiny. WR2W, what are some of the things you have been struggling with as you wait on the promise to manifest or have struggled with as you waited on the promise to manifest? I am waiting to hear from you, let us help each other and grow together! I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!