Thursday, March 22, 2012

Waiting for the impossible

We can pray for the impossible. I really don't have any trouble doing that! I don't even mind waiting for a while - and even a while longer - and even a while longer still. I can keep praising God and being hopeful. But then as time multiplies, although I do not give up in any way, it gets harder and harder to be so expectant.

A guess Abraham must have felt the same way waiting for the birth of his long awaited son. I guess Joseph did too languishing in prison. I guess we all do at times when nothing much seems to happen.

So what can we do? God is faithful. He does not change. I have discovered I can continue to praise Him, continue to worship Him for who He is - for His sovereignty - His power - His love - His grace. For who He is! And this is enough for I know that my issues in the hands of such a God will not go unnoticed. He knows. He cares. And He can accomplish anything if it part of His will. So I can rest in trust.

What a great place to be!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Praying for the impossible!

Once you believe you know God's will for a situation - even if it seems impossible - it no longer is. Now it is solely a matter of praying God's idea from the spiritual realm where it is already a reality into our natural realm where it becomes tangible and therefore a reality to us.

We must always start with God's will - not our own ideas no matter how well intentioned they may be - and then begin to pray with the power of the Holy Spirit. In this place Jesus' words, 'If you ask anything in My Name. I will do it'(John 14:14), become a reality.

If we are asking in Jesus Name it obviously has to be for something He has initiated and He would sign His Name to!

'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.' (Luke 11:9)

And when God's timing is perfect, we see the impossible materialize before our eyes.

The Impossible!

Don't you love it when something seems impossible?
Especially when it is something God has asked you to do. Why? Because you know you can't do it in your own strength, you know your skills, talents and resources are not enough to achieve it - so it has to be God!
'With God nothing will be impossible' (Luke: 1:37)
Why is this? Because He has the strength, the knowledge, the wisdom and all the resources in the world at His disposal and you are in His family.

If you want to know more about this all-resourceful God I recommend my book KNOW GOD MORE as this is what it is all about. It will build your faith.

Have a wonderful Christmas and My God bless you in a new and surprising way.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


How do we grow in discernment?
I prayed for this for years knowing I needed it. Then God showed me this scripture -

'The word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart' (Heb 4:12)

I realized the more I hid God's word in my heart through reading and studying the Bible I would be able to tell what was of me (my soul: including my will, emotions and thoughts) and my spirit where God resides and His Holy Spirit speaks to me.

In other words I would be able to tell the difference between my thoughts, Satan's lies and what God was telling me. What a relief!

Recording God

How do you record what you believe God is saying to you?
Do you keep a journal - a spiritual diary?
Do you write down your prayers with following pages blank to record answers?

A few years ago as part of my journaling I began pausing and waiting in God's presence after laying my praise, concerns and petitions at His feet - to listen quietly.

Within this listening time I write these words at the top of a page -
"Is God saying?"
And then I begin to write down what I think God is saying to me.

Sometimes these times have produced wisdom far beyond my capacity and discernment and have left me wildly surprised.
Sometimes I have wondered if it is God or me who is speaking.
Sometimes I have received clear direction on the path I am to follow.
Sometimes I receive comfort and reassurance about my journey.

It is time and patience that proves the truth or fancy of these messages.
Try it yourself.
Ask God what He is saying to you and then record what you believe He is telling you - then wait for confirmation.

Always remember that whatever God says will always be in agreement with Scripture and His nature.

Why Do People Choose Darkness?

Have you ever noticed, ladies, what happens to your face under bright flourescent light?
All my flaws show up bright and sparkling!

Candlelight is so much more kind. It's gentle and tolerant and adds a lulling atmosphere that is so easy to relax in. Candlelit resturants are endlessly more inviting that harshly lit ones and candlelit friendships can be so much more fun.

Yet candlelight doesn't change reality. Once the sun rises we are all exposed.

Spiritually it is no different.

God's light reveals truth that can jerk us back to reality. His motivation is always to restore and heal. Sadly some prefer to hide in their illusions and fantasies. They are afraid of what they must face, afraid and unwilling to do what they know they must do if they allow themselves to be confronted by the truth. And they work hard to avoid this happening. It is all a choice. Yet eventually no one will be able to hold back the dawn.

God has a way of letting His truth be known.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Waiting in Anticipation

The waiting attached to any excitng day is always the hardest. I remember waiting to fly to Paris to visit my youngest daughter. Can you imagine anything more exciting!

This kind of waiting is very energizing. It builds excitement, anticipation, strength, resolve, increases planning and preparation. It's amazing what you can organize that has been left to languish for months. And it builds faith.

I wonder if this is how Joshua felt as he approached the Red Sea with all the Israelites in tow? Or how he felt as they marched around the walls of Jericho? And that moment before they burst into shout - I wonder if his heart was almost bursting in anticipation and expectation?

God did not disappoint!

Let your wait achieve its work. Nothing is wasted in God's kingdom.