Too often I find myself feeling stagnant and even ineffective while I wait to see the fulfillment of the promises God has given me. Samantha being seizure free {no more medications, no crazy sleep patterns, no more trying to keep my family calm every night once 8 pm hits the  scene} is one of these areas.

However, I am persuaded by the following 3 scriptures that I need not get discouraged or yield my self to move forward ahead of God. Though I have many times in the past.

“To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.”  Psalms 25: 1-3

“Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.  For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.”  Psalm 37: 7-9

So why does God ask us to wait for His answers? I’m sure you have asked this question many times your self.

The following are 3 things I have learned in my own waiting.

The first~ My Character Building.  God asks us to wait to give Him time to develop our character.  I have found that darkness often comes before my prayers are answered. It is during this time that God develops my character in direct proportion with my willingness to wait on His timing and not my own. I have learned that God doesn’t need my help to help Him fulfill His will for me. I have actually learned a lot more than this but that is for another post.

The second ~ The Empowerment of the Holy Spirit.  Remember the 120 men and women waiting in the upper room?

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey. And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,  with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.” Acts 1:12-14

The power of the Holy Spirit had been promise to them by Jesus. They were waiting for His empowerment. Just as He used the 120 in the days following the day of Pentecost, He will use us in mighty ways. But only if we wait on Him.

The third area ~ Being In One-Accord with God!

“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.”  Acts 2:1

This can be hard for those of us who have a control issue. The key to this is lining ourselves up with God’s will and simply waiting.  You will find this to be easier as your  thoughts become a reflection of  His.

As you fast with us during our  “Five Thursday Fast” and continue to wait on God to answer your prayers, be willing to accept His answer, no matter what it is.  After all, He is in the habit of Working All Things Out For Our Good! Amen!

Prayers and blessings,


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