The Key to Forward-Moving Faith: Waiting on the Lord...
Happy Wednesday Friends!
And to those visiting, I say welcome! Susie Larson here...
I post every Wednesday and my sole purpose is to nourish your soul along the way. This month I'm giving away a couple of surprise books from our Faith Radio shelf to someone who posts on my blog, and shares a show with a friend. Here's how it works: Go to the Live the Promise page, pick a show you'd like to share with a friend, and with a click of a button you can send to them via Facebook, email, or Twitter. Then, just let me know which show you've shared by emailing me at: Susie@FaithRadioNet.com. Like to read? We've got some fun books to give away!
Joanna Weaver is my guest on today's show. Let me tell you, she's a precious friend and I absolutely love this girl! We'll talk about her book, "Lazarus Awakening" and how to embrace faith while living in the tension of a heart's desire and an unanswered prayer. If you're not able to listen to the live show, the podcast will be up minutes after the show ends. This would be a great show to share with a friend. Joanna is always a fabulous guest.
Now on to my topic...
Has God put a promise in your heart? Is He leading you some place new and out of your realm of comfort and control? I pray you'll follow Him there. But first, wait on Him. Get your marching orders from Him. Seek wise counsel and confirmation from His Word. Wait to hear the word of the Lord, and then, go on and take the new land.
But here's something important you and I must remember: Every time God offers to give us something, the enemy threatens to take it from us. When God plants seeds in the soil of our hearts, it's the enemy's desire to snatch them up again. When God leads us to lay hold of a promised land, it's the enemy's desire to bully us and oppose us so we'll turn around, thinking we heard God all wrong.
So what's a person to do?
We remember the Word of the Lord!
God loves us and knows how to communicate with us in a way we'll understand. So if during the waiting season, you know you've heard from God because He spoke something deep into your heart and confirmed it in His Word, then hang on to it with bulldog faith. Because right on the heels of the Lord will be that enemy to throw shadows of doubt over your day. He's hoping to find an opening of unbelief by asking you what he asked Eve, "Did God really say...Are you sure of that?"
I asked God how I was supposed to win this predictable yet daunting battle with the enemy, every time I stepped out to do something new and His answer blessed me so. He said, "Remember in the darkness what I told you in the light. Hang on to my Word with all your might. Submit your plans to me. Resist the enemy's taunts; don't take his bait; eventually he will have to flee from you."
I pray this encourages you as well.
It's always wise to wait first on God. Wait on Him. Give Him time and room to speak into your life. His plans for you are far greater that your plans for your own life. Wait on Him, you'll hear Him eventually. Then, you'll have all you need to face down your giants of fear and march through enemy territory, that you might take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of you.
Remember the words He has spoken to you!
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him (Isaiah 64:4)
Have a blessed, bold, and faith-filled week.
~Until Next Week.