So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled. Hebrews 6:15 TPT
There are mornings that I just can’t stop reading the Word and this was one of them. I started in Hebrews 1 and landed at the end of Hebrews 6 reading in the Passion Translation. I kept thinking, wow, this is so good. God can I share this? How about this? Oh my, this is really good too! How can I pick just one or two verses in this wonderful expression of faith?
As I glanced up from reading, my eyes landed on this single significant sum of everything I had just read; So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.
Abraham had stood in the waiting room for years, considering nothing but what God had spoken over his future. He didn’t consider his age, his stature, his wife, his history, how he felt, what it looked like, nothing in the natural realm. 25 years had passed from the time he obeyed God and began his journey. 25 years in the waiting room, trusting for the outcome of the seed he carried within him.
So what is wrong with us? Perhaps we place more value on what we see in the natural realm verses what we know in our spirit. We were each given the same measure of faith as Abraham had, so perhaps it’s that we aren’t so patient in the waiting room. We’re so focused on what we want that we fail to shift our eyes back onto the God who promised.
While Abraham waited, he still listened and obeyed God. He continued to be involved in Gods plans and purposes while he waited for his promise to manifest. He wasn’t so future focused that he forgot to be present in the everyday things. He built relationship with God. He listened and obeyed.
Nowhere in his story does it ever say he was discouraged. If he was, he never talks about it. Trust doesn’t do that! When you have faith in someone, you never even entertain the idea that they won’t do what they said. Regardless of how long it takes, you’re confident it’s a done deal!
When I was pregnant and my time to deliver came, I was confident that what was planted in me 9 months earlier would come out. I couldn’t see her, but I could feel her growing and moving. I pictured myself holding her in my arms, not just in my belly. That is what needs to happen with your faith. It’s not about positive thinking, it’s about knowing that what God has promised will come to pass and confidently trusting in Him to take care of the details during the process.
Father, while I’m waiting I will trust You. While I’m waiting, I will rest in You. While You do what only You can do, I will continue doing what You call me to do, because it’s in You I live and move. It’s all for You that I exist on this earth to do Your good pleasure. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory. Amen
I kept thinking, wow, this is so good. God can I share this? How about this? Oh my, this is really good too! How can I pick just one or two verses in this wonderful expression of faith?”
I’m so thankful that Abba gave you the green light to share! Last night I went to a revival and the preacher’s opening statement was this, “I don’t usually preach a sermon like this during a revival, but the Lord has given me a special assignment to deliver a word for somebody. He went onto say that I don’t know who this person is, but here it is.” The next words that he shared we EXACTLY the words that the Lord placed on my heart all week long.
Just moments ago, my dad left home to ride the school bus, but he called back asking me to get something for him. After drifting off only a short time prior to the call, the call startled me, waking me up from a deep sleep. After fulfilling his request, I felt a strong urge to check my email, and upon doing so, I see this message. A quite timely one, I might add, but also powerful to the point that God continues to amazingly supply me with the faith and steadfastness to press on.
I’ve been in the waiting room for quite a while now, but the Lord has never ceased to give me just what I need to pres on, and today is yet another one of those moments. If for nobody else but me, Lord I thank You for being so direct!
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Thanks for sharing!
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I know waiting is hard. Our family of 4 with a bird and a dog have spent 2 years waiting in this small motel room waiting for God to open the next door. At least however, we are not homeless anymore and are exceedingly thankful for that! We have found that waiting on God in faith is the hardest thing we ever have to do because it brings out our ‘self’ nature. Of course this is the reason God makes us wait. IN doing so we can see in us what is not of Him and repent. That isn’t a bad thing. 🙂
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I speak blessings on your waiting! May God create rivers in the desert for you and your family.
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Amen Homer Les! Praying with and for you too!!