Desire the New: Waiting on God

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

For those of you who don’t know, I am a prophetic teacher with the focus of preparing God’s people to step into their God ordained destiny and purpose. I made sure I said prophetic not to boast, but rather to show that I do not write these posts on my own as the Lord helps me. Also I have many prophetic dreams and visions that show me some of the topics to write about. For example, I had no intention to write this post until I had a dream that I wrote a post with the words waiting on God in the title. In that dream I saw a few people I know reading it. I get some information through the Holy Spirit while writing as well.

While these posts aren’t easy, they would be impossible without God. I may not get everything right but just know much of this writing is from the Holy Spirit. This is especially important because one of my biggest goals with my writing is to help people heal during difficult circumstances. Also if someone gets saved through my blog posts that would be great. I think I need to work on putting a salvation prayer somewhere on my site, or maybe I should put them in every blog post but not sure. I do have one at the end of my last blog post Obedience Before Sacrifice. Speaking of obedience one way we can obey God is by waiting on him, which I know is not always easy to do.

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Psalms 37:4 –

I know that many children of God are going through a difficult time right now waiting on God for promises from Him to come to pass. It’s not always easy when you have a desire He put on your heart and you are not able to step into the place, position, or promotion he ordained for you. Also some of us have desires that are solutions to problems God let us know he is going to fix, whether he let us know through His word or through a prophetic revelation. It is so wonderful how God reveals things to us before they actually take place to give us hope about our future.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

Habakkuk 2:9

If you have not received any prophetic information from God about your life then get into his word, draw close to him, and you just might. Sometimes I ask God to reveal things to me and he does. For some of us He reveals things that are crucial to know. We may get exited over what He tells us but we also may become a little weary. Apostle Paul said “let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9). There may be several years of waiting and some of us wait most of our life for certain promises; But even though it lingers we need to wait for it, because it will happen praise God!

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27:14

It’s not always easy to know about certain promises because it’s hard to wait on God when you know something wonderful is going to happen, but you are still stuck in a certain situation. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” (Proverbs 13:12). We become sick and tired of waiting. But this is a time when we need strength and patience. As the scripture under the eagle picture shows “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.” We must renew our strength in the Lord. One way to do that is to declare it. In case you don’t already know one of my favorite scriptures is “the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10). I like to remind myself that the joy of the Lord is my strength. I like to follow that with “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). We can rest and have peace in the joy of the Lord as we are strengthened by it. We need to strengthen and encourage ourselves with hope through the word of God; Both spoken and written; Even more so when we are discouraged.

With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

When you know God gave you a certain promise but you see no possible way it can happen then you are in a good place: Nothing is impossible with God and He makes a way where there seems to be no way. Don’t give up your hope and faith. That is what the devil wants you to do. He will do everything he can to try to stop you, whether it be through people or through your own mind. But as Paul said “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Don’t fall into the devil’s traps. We need to pray for God to give us discernment about the traps the enemy sets for us. That may sound like paranoia but the Bible does say to be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). You keep doing what God put on your heart to do. Also I mentioned in Obedience Before Sacrifice that we must obey God before we obey people. It’s not always easy to obey the Lord in our assignments or callings, but the rewards (on earth and in the afterlife) will be great, and will surely outweigh the discomfort.

It is a little work for me to write these posts with having two toddlers and a teenager at home, but I can sacrifice my time and some of my sleep to obey God with my assignments to learn and write. Besides, when I ask God to help me feel rested, he does. Also I enjoy writing and of course caring for my adorable children. Even though I have to pretty much watch their every move, well mostly for the toddlers, they are precious gifts from God. Seriously though they make me laugh a lot and we have a lot of fun. I love being a mom. I love my children so much and they bring me so much joy. The joy from my present blessings helps me in this waiting period. Most of us have blessings to be thankful for. God has promised me much in my future, but I have to be patient, and the gratitude I have for the blessings God has given me in the present helps me do that. I am grateful for my assignment to write this blog. It provides an outlet and a way to help some people. It may seem small but I know it will turn into something bigger some day.

Do not despise small beginnings

Zechariah 4:10

Some of us cannot do everything we want to do now, but we must focus on the assignments God currently has for us. That may mean we have to stay in that job or position a little while longer, or some people are stay at home parents like me without a job outside the home. I say outside the home because us stay at home parents know these kids can get a little crazy and it’s hard work to try to train them up in the way they should go. I didn’t expect to become a housewife with having a masters degree in psychology and other education to become certified as an Applied Behavior Analyst, but this is where God has me at the moment. But while I am a housewife, I am working on my writing and singing skills. I am also enjoying learning all that I can about the things of God. It may seem small but I am not despising my small beginnings and neither should any of us. It may not seem like much when we are in preparation but it is what needs to be done for us to be successful for the Lord in the new season he brings us into.

God can give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Isaiah 61:3

As I mentioned, it is wise for you to take apostle Paul’s advice and be patient in well doing so that you can reap. God is counting on you to. God can give you Double for your former shame (Isaiah 61:7). That sounds like a divine reversal. I actually heard the words divine reversal in my spirit about a few weeks ago. One scripture that reminds me of what a divine reversal is “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness.” (Isaiah 61:3). But for that to happen we first must be willing to prepare. I plan to post a blog post on love soon, which will focus on healing as part of our preparation.

Speaking of preparation, if you look closely at the picture of the eagle above on this post you can see it is holding a fish. Eagles do not fish right after they hatch. They first have to learn how to fly or fledge. But even before that they have to go through a process called branching. (Foster, McRay, & Nye). During this time, they exercise their wings while standing on branches nearby the nest. They then practice flying in short distances, which leads up to fledging. During the fledging stage the parent eagles use various methods such as circling while vocalizing and withholding and taunting with fish to get the eaglets to fly.

To some of us it may seem like our father in Heaven is Taunting us, but He is only preparing us. The failure and setbacks we encounter are pushing us to succeed. I’m sure it’s not easy for the eaglets to be feel taunted by their father and they often fall on the ground when learning to fly. But they get back up. They decide to go through the process and learn to fly. The second part of Isaiah 40:31 says “They shall mount up with wings like Eagles.” The word mount up means to go higher. As we are patient and wait upon the Lord he will take us higher. But we must be willing to go through the process he needs us to go through and we must be willing to obey Him during the process. Are you willing to go higher?

Reference:

Foster, McRay, and Nye. Bald Eagle Fledging Facts: https://journeynorth.org/tm/eagle/annual/facts_fledglings.html


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