This morning as I was worshipping with this song, I felt the Lord lead me to 2 scriptures. This week I’ll share this one and possibly next week the other…
The first one was strange to me, but the Lord has been leading me there quite a bit the last few weeks. It’s very relevant to me as I have been striving and seeking answers to my financial woes in, what seems to be all the ways that seem right to me today, inevitably, sending me on a wild goose chase.
The Lord sent me to Gen 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done.” Now in my “action solves problems” mind set, this verse isn’t really saying anything, only that God rested and told us to rest.
Having spent time with the Lord and really been worshipping, the Holy Spirit said, “No, read it again,” and I did. This time I read…
“And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,” He didn’t have to do anything, because all the action that needed to take place He had already accomplished and now, able to rest knowing all was done, He did so, ready to see, reap and receive the rewards of His hard work already done. You see, when God has already planned and put into place all that needs to be done, we need to teach ourselves to be:
- still… – why “because I am God” Ps 46:10
- waiting… why knowing, with an inner knowing that, as our heavenly Father, He will never leave us nor forsake us. Ps 46:10
- watching… why, because in the watching we can start decreeing and declaring the promises of God as we see them unfolding before us. If we were not watching, we would not perceive the new thing He is doing for us, in us and through us, Is 43
- knowing… that our Heavenly Father of light will reveal all to us in His good timing. Come on, now, when things around us look dark and dismal, what do we do, where do we go? Cup of coffee and chocolate, coffee, comfort food and comfort friendship… which is worse as our words lead us into destruction instead of decrees and declarations from the heart of God which will go out, change the situation in the spiritual and then the natural, we get stuck in a cycle of self-pity and/or loathing and gossip, which merely destroys all God is working out. Come On!!
Don’t fall tempted to actions that are not yours to take, wasting your time, energy and reputation making plans that are not necessary, rest in the Father, wait on Him, His perfect timing, His perfect plan will bring the right solution, according to Is 43.