Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wait For It...There It Is...That Divine Moment!

What does one moment of the divine look and feel like?  While Joseph was waiting for the dream to manifest, what was he feeling?  While David waited for the throne and Peter waited for Gods hand to move in the prison, what was going on in their hearts at the time?  While Hannah was waiting for Samuel?  Were they hoping and believing and trusting or were they complaining?

I have to admit that as of late my heart has done a lot of complaining.  I try to be patient and I KNOW that the desires and the destiny that God has planted in my heart will come about in one divine moment.  I know that I will continue to take small steps closer and closer to the dream.  Yet I am tired and weary!  I see no light at the end of the tunnel and, as I've heard it said, I'm just afraid that the light is actually an oncoming train!

The problem is, we are not a patient creature.  Let’s be real, we can’t sit around and hope forever, right?  Romans 4:18 tells us straight out that when our hope is deferred, our heart gets sick.  But when the desire is fulfilled, it is like a tree of life!  

I like the way The Message Version of the Bible states it:  “unrelenting disappointment leaves your heart sick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.”  

When that one moment of the divine happens, that very moment you have been praying and hoping for, its as if your heart suddenly leaps forth in joy and motivation and excitement.  But what about the wait time?

There will be times when you feel you simply do not have the strength to hold on to faith.  But know this in your hearts and believe it is true:  when we cannot hold on to faith any longer, it is that time when faith holds on to us.  

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

So stay focused on the prize.  Stay committed to the desires in your heart and believe that God has put them there and that He will continue working to make them come to fruition.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel and no, it’s not that of an oncoming train!  

It is the same God,
just a different day.

It is the same process,
yet each day with increased intensity.

It is the same journey,
just a different stretch.

There is a moment, my friends, one divine moment, when you will realize that God has been working on your dreams and one day he will present them to you.

Do not abandon the desires that God has planted in your heart.  Ask the Holy Spirit to ignite a passion in you that brings old dreams and longings back to a thundering blaze once again!  And be ready for what that feels like WHILE you are waiting!

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