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Waiting Expectantly

Wait on the Lord ; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord !” Psalms 27:14 NKJV
(This devotional was prepared for a day of fasting.) 
Fasting points:

👉Consecration
👉What do I do while waiting?
👉Is my faith solid or wavering?
👉How can I start waiting expectantly?
👉God’s fast: Make breakfast, wrap it up and give a homeless person or someone who may be hungry.

Heavenly father, we marvel in the way you can show up and show off. We are grateful for the small and large blessings. We ask that you speak to us all today. We need a word from you. We clear the way and say, “let the Spirit move,” amen.

The Scripture focus says my soul waits ONLY for God. The words are so simple but carry so much faith.

How many times have we been “waiting” on God but went to start the process for him?

How many times have we said that we want to hear what God wants us to do yet we call up our friends and say, “hey, I need your help, what do you think I should do?”

I know I’m guilty of that. I’m waiting on God but on my own terms. 

I was so intent on getting married from before I left high school. Always getting into relationships then praying about it. I didn’t even ask God what he thought about the guys, much less to think of waiting on Him.

When the year started, I saw myself. So focused was I about one thing, that I allowed it to distract me from nurturing my gifts and walking in my purpose. So I stopped.

Waiting expectantly means that we don’t stop where we are until we get what we want.

It means walking with God, working for God, and believing without doubt that what we need will be granted in the right time.

Don’t Murmur.  Wait

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.  And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?  And he cried unto the Lord ; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters. Exodus 15:23‭-‬25‭, ‬27 KJV

In the verse above, we see the Israelites being thirsty and they began to murmur and complain. Where would we get water? Doesn’t God know are we are thirsty? What kind of God is this to make us die of thirst?

Because of their insistent murmuring, God told Moses to put a specific tree into the bitter water to make it sweet. But if we look at the last verse we will see that their DESTINATION had 12, TWELVE…. not 4, not 6, but 12 wells and SEVENTY coconut trees.

Some of us may be saying/doing the same thing: Murmuring in our heart.

What happened to God? Doesn’t he see I’m in need? Doesn’t he see that I can’t take anymore? Why isn’t my answer here yet?

So I encourage us, let’s wait expectantly. Matthew 6:33 says we should seek God and his righteousness FIRST, and all our needs will be given to us.

Don’t murmur and complain for your water today. Keep walking.  Tell God this 👉 “I know that you see that I’m thirty but I’m heading to my destination because I know that, at the place you created for me to stop on this journey, there will be 12 Wells and 70 coconut trees. I know that you’ll provide much more than I’m asking you for right now.”

Wait expectantly.

Theme: “The whole armour: put on prayer”

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Thank you, Daddy for this day. Open our hearts to your newness and let our hearts be receptive to all you show us and ask us to do for your glory. Amen.

The focus scripture, John 8:38 is a well known one. It’s quoted many times to address the freedom that we have as we received it thru the Son.  Who the son sets free, is free  indeed.

The truth is, many of us don’t fully understand exactly what this freedom does and we sit and listen to what man says our human state is capable of doing.

The freedom we have is a gift given by grace. This grace is able to teach us to deny the lust of the flesh and help us to walk in the Spirit.  We are not just free from our past sinful lives, we have been set free from living future sinful lives.  That’s why the world hates us as well. We are no longer doing what they do or living how they live. As a result, we indirectly show them that their lives are sinful. Regardless of how they feel about us, and what they do to us, we are still free

➡We are free to love them even though they hate us
➡We are free to bless them when they curse us
➡We are free to forgive them when they hurt us
➡We are free to help them right after they misused us

➡We are free to see sin and leave it alone as God said that with every temptation, he has given us a way to escape it (James 1)

I hear the following statement at least every month…..”we are humans and we sin everyday, we sin without knowing”.  And I believed it

However, the Word says who the Son sets free is truly free.  God commanded us to be holy like he is and to be perfect. If that were impossible to attain, he would not have commanded that we be holy and perfect.  Therefore, we limit God’s transformational move in our lives because when we look at our flesh and how it operates, we forget totally that it’s not by might, nor by power but by the Spirit of God.

We have been made free. Our tongues are no longer slaves to lies and our hands are not our accomplices to stealing. We are free. Us committing a sin here and a sin there is either by our choice or our ignorance (lack of knowledge) of the Word. If we know what God wants and expects, we won’t be committing a sin without realizing it.

Consequently, our freedom is limited by us. We say we are humans so we’ll sin, we say we have no control over our thoughts because even there we sin so each day we should repent. Really? Is that freedom?

Thy words have I hid in my heart so that I may not sin against thee. Psalm 19:14

It makes no use we say we’re different from the world if our minds reject the truth of God.  This freedom is a spiritual one.  This freedom was not made by flesh nor was it given through the flesh.  This freedom is spiritual.  Therefore, let us stop basing our ability to walk in freedom within our fleshly limitations.

We the son sets free, is free indeed. John 8:38

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Lord, thank you for your words and thank you for freeing us from living a life which condemned us to hell. Help us to live and walk in the spirit (freedom). Amen.

The Unthinkable Hour

Prayer: Most loving and gracious God, we thank You for this beautiful day. Cleanse us of every sin and present us pure before you. I ask that You use this devotion to bless even one person who needs to hear Your words and receive all the glory and honour due into your name, amen.

Luke 12: 40
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Have you ever been in the act of doing something, usually sinful, and you think, “what if God were to come now?” And then you say, “No, God cannot send Jesus now.” ?  It’s like you’re saying that God will give you a chance to repent.
Have you ever thought about your future: the job you want, the car you love, getting married and  starting a family, and you think, “no, God cannot come until I’m married and buy mi house”?

I have. I remember one night in 2010 like it was yesterday.  I was in the town with my boy friend idling, I looked up into the sky and the thought crossed my mind, “would I be ready if God came now?” I knew the answer was no, so I reassured myself that He couldn’t come yet as I needed to get ready.

This is what Jesus was talking about, in an hour when we are saying that “God cannot come,” He will.  At a point in time when we think that God couldn’t possibly send Jesus, at that moment, He will come.  That is why Jesus, in Luke 12: 40, encourages us to get ready, so that when this unthinkable hour comes, we’ll be ready to look towards the heavens rather than trying to hide.

How can we get ready? Just as how we’re aware of our sinful actions while we do them, instead of continuing in them we need to stop, halt, cease, /desist immediately and say “if God were to come now, I will be ready.” 

How will we know when we’re ready?  We’d be able to think of the house, car, spouse & family and say, “The presence of God is worth much more than worldly treasures.”

In closing, I remember this song and Bible verse in which Jesus was speaking to His disciples, He asked, “Lovest thou me more than these, My child?” What will your answer be?  If we love God, we’ll always be ready,  but if we love this world more, Jesus will come only to hear us saying, “He cannot come yet.”

Shalom.

Written by: Krystelle Scott (Nia Klasik)

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