Have you ever prayed for something and it seems like God just wasn’t listening? Or, you knew that He’d heard your prayer but you just couldn’t understand why it was taking so long for Him to answer? Well, today I want to encourage you to hold on just a little while longer. Years ago I prayed, along with my family, for another family member to be delivered from alcohol addiction. So much time had passed since we prayed that the prayers had become few and far between and our desire for their deliverance remained more of an afterthought, although it was always in our hearts. Now years later, God answered our prayers. I don’t know why it took so long and that is something only God knows. But we are so grateful to God that He didn’t forget. Even though it doesn’t look like your situation will turn around anytime soon, know that God has not forgotten about you. There are so many scriptures that I can quote but I will just leave you with these two to stand on:
“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 [NKJV]
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. “
John 14:14-15 [NKJV]
Keep trusting in the Lord and in His time, which is the best time, you will get your answer.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog, but it hasn’t been for a lack of desire to write. There have been so many days that I longed to write an inspiring message from God to share with His people. There have even been days where I started writing, but the words just would not flow. I decided it was best to not to write for the sake of writing but to truly listen to what God is saying to write.
Over the last few days the song “Fill Me Up” has been ringing in my spirit. This song has ministered to me so much and I believe that God wants me to share how I’ve been feeling from listening to it. I realize that I have been running on empty lately. Not that I feel empty, because I actually feel great. Things at home and work are great. We have had many things to celebrate and thank God for over the last few months. But I haven’t felt that close intimacy with God that I so desperately need and want. We have still been going to church every Sunday, praying and reading the bible during the week, but I still haven’t been where I wanted to be.
It reminds me of back in the day when I didn’t always have a lot of money, so whenever I needed gas in my car, I would only put about $10-$15 dollars in the tank. It didn’t fill it up, but it got me where I needed to go. Well, the same can’t be said for my relationship with God. I feel like I’ve been putting a little gas in my spiritual tank, but definitely not enough to be filled up. And with God, I’m just not satisfied until I’m full of His spirit. I want to be full to overflowing. Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever just wanted more and more of God? I truly believe this is where He wants us. We cannot only be satisfied when life is good to us. We can only be satisfied when we are truly filled with God’s love and His Holy Spirit.
My prayer for you today is that no matter how great or not so great your situation is right now, that you would have a renewed thirst and hunger for God and that He will fill you up, permeate and saturate your being, and overflow into every aspect of your life and those around you.