So without divulging anything too personal, I’ve had a pretty long history of conversations with God lately.
It started last Sunday during Victory’s UNWAVERING SERIES.
We studied about Abraham and HOW HE BELIEVED. And during that time, when Pst. Dennis was preaching – my world got muted as I asked God
How can I have that kind of faith, Lord God?
How can I continue believing that (paraphrasing from Genesis 12:2)
You will make me into a great nation and You will bless me; You will make my name great, and I will be a blessing.
As you know, this promise was fulfilled after Abram’s life and yet HE BELIEVED!
I knew I will fail.
So I asked boldly,
To my surprise, a friend of mine gave me this verse the following day
I was so overwhelmed!
I just simply needed to remember – each and every day: every second and every minute of my life!
- God took me out of my legalistic point of view that I should “work” for something in order to get the promise
- God showed His tremendous grace that FOR SURE it will come, though it may be a long and arduous wait – IT WILL COME.
This was highly encouraging.
But things didn’t end there.
Last Wednesday, I found myself joining the #BetterTWogether Victory Makati Schedule/Venue shift.
By hearing the Word again, I learned through https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/genesis/15.html
GENESIS 15 COMMENTARY:
1. Note, God often keeps his people long in expectation of the comforts he designs them, for the confirmation of their faith; but though the answers of prayer, and the performance of promises, come slowly, yet they come surely.
2. While God’s appearing to own his sacrifice was deferred, Abram continued waiting, and his expectations were raised by the delay; when the fowls came down upon the carcasses to prey upon them, as common and neglected things, Abram drove them away (v. 11), believing that the vision would, at the end, speak, and not lie. Note, A very watchful eye must be kept upon our spiritual sacrifices, that nothing be suffered to prey upon them and render them unfit for God’s acceptance. When vain thoughts, like these fowls, come down upon our sacrifices, we must drive them away, and not suffer them to lodge within us, but attend on God without distraction.
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Here, we can see that in point 1, there is joy in waiting!!!
It’s a beautiful and wonderful thing having, for example, to wait for your future husband. It’s an exciting time for you to let God work in your singleness as He prepares you to be your God’s Best’s Future Wife!
So now I hear girls rolling their eyes muttering “Easy for you to say.”
Giiiirl, the answer on how to wait joyfully is in point 2 which basically says to guard your heart and take captive of your thoughts!
I hope that in this post, you could feel the outflow of joy that came to me this week through the revelation of God.
So to end here’s a little trivia
The title of this post means JOY: a word that I cannot simply describe by using Google Search or theological meanings.
Joy to me is just the exalting long-term happiness brought to me by Jesus when I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.
Joy to me is knowing that at the very end of this story, I will be reunited with my creator that no matter what my current story says (may it be sad or not) my heart still rejoices because of The Truth.
(yes, I just reused joy to define joy)
I pray that by sharing these series of revelations, you are able to be refreshed and have a renewed mindset in whatever you are believing from God for right now.
Continue being captivated,