I have not shared in mediation with you all in so long. I solicit your prayers for me in this transitional period that I am experiencing in my life at this point. Someone I view as a mentor in ministry, asked me where was my Friday Meditations. I explained to her how I have not had the desire to write, and she encouraged me that it would be restored. This morning I read a status on Facebook that LEAPED into my Spirit. After reading it, I heard God tell me to “Hold on to My Promises”.
Romans 8: 26-28 The Message Bible
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, knows our pregnant condition, 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.
NIV Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose.
I encourage you to read Romans: 8: 18-30
Tears streamed down my face….I don’t know about you, but God has PROMISED me EXTRAORDINARY things in my future. I am in a waiting period. Today Romans 8: 22-25 reminds us that waiting does not reduce us, but like a pregnant woman waiting to give birth she becomes enlarged. Verse 25 tells us that the “LONGER we wait, the LARGER we become! Lately, I have been having many dreams about being pregnant. I woke this morning asking God, “What is up with all these pregnancy dreams?” I know that I am not ready to be a mother in the natural; I am not married, and I know that I am not naturally pregnant. But when I read Romans 8, God showed me that all those dreams were reminders of HIS Promises that will be birthed through ME. (Thank you GOD!)
I know I am not alone in this waiting period. There is someone else who can relate to waiting on the fulfillment of God’s Promises in your life. But I thank Him Today for reminding us that ALL things work together for the good of those who LOVE HIM. And it does not matter what I have lost, or encountered in my life… Nothing can take away the LOVE that I have for GOD. Verse 18 tells us that our suffering/hard times cannot compare to GOOD times that are coming NEXT in our lives. So I am just going to KEEP HOLDING on to God’s Promise.
We have met people in our lives that failed on their promises, but God is the Promise Keeper. So be encouraged… and KEEP HOLDING on to His Promise!
Father God, thank you for being the Promise Keeper! Thank you for being our KEEPER and keeping us when we did not know how to keep ourselves. Your word tells us that, when we don’t know how or what to pray, you do our praying in and through us. Thank you God for praying for us, through our times of suffering and confusion. Thank you for being beside us, helping us along the way. Thank you for deciding to shape our lives from the very beginning. God, I pray that this meditation penetrates the heart of those who are in the waiting period. Let them know and understand that you will NEVER fail them. God, I pray that in their discouragement that they too are encouraged. I pray that in their weariness they grow strong. God, we come against the enemy that desires to destroy them and tempt them during their waiting process. I plead the blood of Jesus over our hearts. Let them not become harden by the waiting; instead, Lord I pray for spiritual growth. May they become loving and understanding, rooted and grounded in your love. We cover our minds and declare that we will not be confused during the wait, but be clear and joyful with anticipation. We pray this prayer, in the name of our RISEN Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen!