What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect!
All your promises have proven true.
What a secure shelter for all those
who turn to hide themselves in you!
You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me. Psalm 18:30 TPT
Lord, if I’m going to be totally honest, which I’ve found is always best because you know anyway, my mind is actually saying, “Are you joking? If this is your perfect path for me, can we just take a rest, a detour, anything? I don’t like this path!”
Yesterday as I posted my blog about the first contraction, the Lord began speaking to me, showing me some things I’d never seen before. Hope you don’t mind if I share. Doesn’t really matter if you mind, I think I’ll do it anyway and perhaps someone out there will benefit from it. Here’s a bit of our conversation:
“Sandy, you’ve been asking me about what you’ve been going through, I believe your words were, “God, what the heck is going on? Am I missing something? I can’t believe this is part of your plan, is it?”
“Daughter, is labor easy or is it painful? Who can measure the time it will take to birth the child you carry? Each one carries a profound part of my plan for these last days, but I never said there wouldn’t be pain involved. I never said it would be easy. I simply said to keep your eyes on me, the author and finisher of your faith.
“What you’re experiencing are simply birth pains. Each time you cry out, it’s the cry of a woman in travail. The pains are getting closer together because what you’re carrying is close to being delivered. No one knows the hour, but you can feel the lunging in your birth canal as the baby is crowning.
“No longer do you cry out, “I can’t do this!” You’re crying out that I’m your present help in your time of trouble. No longer do I hear you say, “ENOUGH!” You are truly focused on the process, careful not to abort the thing you labor to bring forth. You can do this, daughter. My Spirit is in you to help you in this moment. To strengthen you and uphold you.
“Everything I have placed in you is coming to completion. Your purpose is to birth the unseen so that those who watch will be challenged to do the same. It’s never about what you see, it’s always about so much more.
“So in this time of labor, press into me. Keep your resolve. Don’t be distracted. Don’t be tempted to figure it all out because you can’t. My ways are not your ways neither are my thoughts yours. They are so much higher and they will only be revealed as you press into me. I have released angels to minister to you in this time. Take courage and know that I am God. I reward those who diligently seek me.”
For this is the hope of our salvation. But hope means that we must trust and wait for what is still unseen. For why would we need to hope for something we already have? Romans 8:24 TPT