God never stops doing what He does; showing up in expected ways reminding us that He is God, He is faithful, and encouraging us to keep going. I opened my email account yesterday evening and there it was in the headline of the email an answer I had been waiting for probably over a year now. I received a word from a woman of God that resonated with my spirit about The Resting Place. A vision that God gave me so that others may have a place of retreat and refuge. I cannot reveal now what she told me about it until a set time, but I have been seeking the Lord about it ever since. It was like I knew but did not know. Some mornings and nights I even cried asking God to please show me what it meant.
At one point I doubted because the Lord kept quiet about it and I thought maybe that woman was wrong. I don’t believe everything everyone says to me, but I know when something resonates and when I need to seek God about. I figured maybe this time I was wrong. But I kept asking because I did not want doubt to rule my life. Because you know what doublemindedness gets you. NOTHING!
But yesterday, after a year or even more the answer came. The headline was literally verbatim in the exact words that were told to me and this email is given me the direct answer so that I can obtain another key in possessing the land which the Lord has promised me regarding The Resting Place. I still don’t know how God is going to make it all happen, but I guess that’s the whole riveting thrill ride of our journey with the Lord.
Walking by faith and not by sight. Having a plan but knowing His plan will prevail. Not knowing what the next step is going to reveal. Being still when you want to go full speed ahead. Sitting still when you are supposed to be moving. Failing and getting back up. Being quiet when you don’t want to and talking when you are not supposed to. Crying, pouting, trying your best to speak life and not death. Squinting your eyes when it’s time to leap. Going forth, pulling back…and back and forth. We are a big ball of mess and God will still use us for His purpose and for His glory. Somebody better shout!!
So, if you have been feeling like the plan or the vision is at a standstill just know that there are mechanisms God is orchestrating in the back office. You can’t see them, nor do you need to. It’s not time to reveal. Keep asking, keep praying, keep seeking, keep knocking. We always think we are supposed to have something right now, right here, our way. But it just does not work like that.
What if it takes a year? What if it takes five years or more? Are you willing to keep going with God with whatever He does? It’s NOT all about the tangible thing it’s about what is happening on the inside of us that God is really trying to work out. I can tell you I have been through much tweaking the last year just with working on all kinds of heart issues, trust issues, and more and it will not stop. It’s what’s supposed to happen! We are clay in the hands of a Master Potter. As we are tried in the fire in the process, He aims to see His reflection in us. More like Him.
Are you ready to continue this journey with the Father? Push play! Keep going in what you know God has asked of you and keep seeking and praying for those things He has been quiet about (He will answer and work it all out). I am praying for you!
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Only By His Grace,