Heavenly father, hallow be Name, let thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Lord, we bless You for the new week ahead of us, help us to be all You want us to be in Jesus name I prayed. Amen!
Gradually, the month of July is rolling by and perhaps someone is saying all that the Lord promised me in this month is yet be fulfilled, another is saying all that I planned to achieved have not yet materialized, as a result you are worried, sad, devastated and possible you want to give up on God; you are the one God sent me to this morning, like the Israel of old, God is saying “I AM”.
What is that issue that is bothering your heart, making your countenance so low, listen again the Lord is saying “I AM”, He will be exactly what you want Him to be. Just a little patient on your side will do all the magic, wait on Him a little. Consider further:
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.”—Exodus 3:14
When Moses encountered God in the burning bush, he still had much to learn about his Lord. Moses was impressed with the miracle before him (Exod. 3:3). However, it would take much more than a burning bush to lead Israel out of captivity from the most powerful nation of Moses’ day. Would the same God who could cause a bush to burn without being consumed also be able to do what was necessary to deliver a multitude?
God’s answer was, “I AM!” That is, “Moses, I’ll be whatever you need Me to be as you carry out my assignment. If you need miraculous signs in order to convince Pharaoh, then that is how I will express Myself. If you need Me to interrupt nature and part the waters of the Red Sea, then I will demonstrate Myself in that way. If you require food and water, then I will be your provider. If you are afraid, I’ll be your strength.”
At the beginning of Moses’ walk with the Lord, Moses had no idea all that he would need God to do for him. Yet each time Moses faced a need, He learned something new about God. Moses came to realize that there was much more to God than a burning bush.
What if Moses was so enamored with his experience at the bush that he built a tabernacle on the spot and established “The Church of the Burning Bush”? He would have missed out on so much more that God wanted to reveal to him!
Think back to your understanding of God when you first began walking with Him. How have your experiences expanded your knowledge of Him?
The time of waiting is a very trying period for any one I must confess, but with God on your side you will overcome. The waiting room engages all your emotions, you are so stressed that you want to start doing something just to keep body and soul together. Often time you carry on with your own scheme other than God’s vision for you, you derailed away from His plan, if that is where you are, wait until you read the message below then you will know the way forward but if you are at the cross road, you will make an informed decision after you have gone through the message below:
Wait for the Lord;
be courageous and let your heart be strong.
Wait for the Lord.—Psalm 27:14
Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. We want to be people of action. We feel better if we are doing something to address our need, but waiting forces us to rely on God. David learned what it meant to wait. He was chosen by God to be the next king of Israel, then spent years waiting for the day God’s word would come to pass in his life. As he waited, a paranoid, egocentric king occupied the throne that had been promised to him.
David spent his time hiding in caves and living among his enemies. As he waited he saw good friends murdered and his family and possessions taken. He saw Israel’s enemies wreak havoc on his nation. Perhaps no one ever faced greater adversity while waiting upon God’s promise than David did. He certainly understood what it meant to become discouraged and fearful.
But David also enjoyed the reward for waiting upon the Lord. He became the greatest king in Israel’s history, and, more importantly, through his trials he became a man after God’s own heart.
The psalms David wrote during his days as a fugitive have been cherished words of encouragement for millions of people through the ages. Through David’s descendants came the Messiah. David’s willingness to wait has blessed us all.
Times of waiting on the Lord can be some of the most precious moments in your life (John 11:1–6). If you are waiting on God for something, read Isaiah 40:31 and find encouragement as you wait for Him to fulfill His promises to you.
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Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu