Saturday, October 29, 2016
So glad to have made it through this week. I thought I had posted this before but just remembered I'd saved it, as it is so beautiful. Especially the first paragraph has struck me and I've read it every day this week.
From a Streams in the Desert Devotional:
They were living to themselves; self with its hopes, and promises and dreams, still had hold of them; but the Lord began to fulfill their prayers. They had asked for contrition, and had surrendered for it to be given them at any cost, and He sent them sorrow; they had asked for purity, and He sent them thrilling anguish; they had asked to be meek, and He had broken their hearts; they had asked to be dead to the world, and He slew all their living hopes; they had asked to be made like unto Him, and He placed them in the furnace, sitting by "as a refiner and purifier of silver," until they should reflect His image; they had asked to lay hold of His cross, and when He had reached it to them it lacerated their hands.
They had asked they knew not what, nor how, but He had taken them at their word, and granted them all their petitions.
Grateful to the Lord that I got to go to Winning Women for Christ of FL retreat in St. Simon's GA recently. Here's how I ended my mini-session, Holding on While You're on Hold:
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
the LORD will be my light.” Micah 7:8
This is my main declaration today:
No Weapon formed against us will prosper, we will be the head and not the tail, all of our children and grandchildren will be taught of the Lord, He will be sought by those who did not call our for Him and found by those who did not seek Him. We will not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble, for they will be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord and their offspring with them. It shall come to pass that before we call He shall answer; and while we are yet speaking He will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, (what the Lord showed me in this I'm inserting my version: families divided will eat together)
Let it be known O enemy of our soul that we PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER OUR FAMILIES/ YOU WILL NOT WIN, CONTROL OR DESTROY WHAT THE LORD OUR GOD HAS STARTED.
Yes, it is frustrating to be “on hold,” but the Lord will never forget you and never disconnect you. Accept God’s timing as perfect and “hold on!”