Many of us have promises that we have been waiting for.
I can remember selling our only vehicle in 2012, and feeling like we were waiting on a blessing. My husband did not want to go into debt, and buy a vehicle. And I honestly felt like someone was going to bless us with a vehicle, and we shouldn't buy a vehicle with the little money we had. Months went buy, seven months to be exact. During those months we were praying for a vehicle, expecting, and waiting. We were a family of four, and carpooling, and asking to borrow vehicles was certainly not our forte. The norm in society is to go into debt and buy a vehicle, and most of our friends were wondering when we were going to just give up and buy one. But we held onto the promise we believed was coming, and it came. Another Pastor was selling his van, but had recently felt the Lord prompt him to give it to someone in need. He ran into my husband at a church planters meeting, and later that week gave us the van.
What is your prayer? Maybe you have been waiting to finally get pregnant and have the baby you and your spouse have always wanted. Maybe you have been waiting for a good doctor report. Maybe you are praying for your house to sell. What is the promise you are waiting for in your life?
In Genesis 15, Abram longs for a son of his own. Then, the Lord promises him a son, as well as descendants as many as the stars. Genesis 15:6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him righteous because of his faith. Genesis 21:2 She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would.
From the first time God promised Abram descendants in Genesis 12, to having a baby in Genesis 21 Abraham waited twenty five years for his promise. There are countless stories in the bible of waiting on the Lord. Elisha waited for his appointed time until he became prophet. John the Baptist waited, preaching in faith that the Messiah was coming. Jesus waited three days before God rose him from the dead. Joseph waited countless years from the promise of God saying his brothers would bow down to him before it came true.
Haggai 2:18 "Think about the eighteenth day of December, the day when the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid. Think carefully. I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you."
Haggai says, even though we can't see our blessings, that we can count on them. Those blessings and promises you have been waiting on, they are coming. Count on it. The blessing may not come in our timing, but it will come in God's perfect timing.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor