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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

God’s delay does not mean God’s denial.


I had a big smile on my face when I turned off the television after I watched the 700 Club Asia in QTv11. My heart is rejoicing as of this writing knowing that our God is a living God and always in control of whatever situation we have in our lives.

Truly, I must say this statement with the most popular phrase of today we “major major” keep on rushing God for the happening of His promises. Sometimes, some of us when we prayed often said these…Lord, you told me! You promised me! You confirmed it to me! Sometimes we complained, and at times we thought that we were forgotten by Him and even threw our fist to God.

But think about this, what if God answered you back with these questions…did you surrender everything to Me? You promised, you fully follow Me? Did you allow Me to control your life? How can you react to God with these questions?

Did you fully surrender everything to Him…as in everything? I believe that this is the “immense question” that you need to address first to yourself before you experience the happening of the promises that He has given to you (same goes with me). The Bible says, “Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Surrender doesn’t weaken you; it strengthens you. God is faithful in His promises; His timing is always perfect, and God fulfills His promises in a letter. Psalm 37:4 clearly says, Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. I believe that the most important part of this verse is the word “delight”. Rick Warren, the author of the Purpose Driven Life noted that bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the purpose of human life. Everything about you is for God and it simply mean you must please the Lord greatly. The Bible says in Revelation 4:11b, for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. This verse shows that you started from God and because of God you exist. Don’t waste your time focusing on material things, believing that it can make you stable. Stability is a myth; it is always subject to change! God is the one who is only reliable, stable and He never change because He is the God of all ages.

Always expect God to intervene in your earthly affairs, always have a constant conversation with your creator, pray constantly, strengthen and stretch your faith in Jesus Christ. When you pray, never forget to ask for a sign and always consider this question “what the bible says” about your current situation for God breathed every word written on it, learn to practice faith exercise called “waiting”. You must know the value of waiting, deep measure of waiting is really tough, but by His grace and by His power, you can overcome all the earthly impossible things for with God nothing is impossible all you need to do is to trust Him completely with no doubt.
The Bible tells us that the Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Practice “patience”, be patient in your present situation everything that is happening in your life right now has a purpose. It was written in Ezekiel 3:1, to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Enjoy living your life with God and the only strategy is to “focus on Him”. Focus on the things that He is asking from you and not on the things that you are asking from Him. His ways are not your ways and His thoughts are not your thought.
Listen: God is not finish with you yet, His best is yet to come. God’s delay does not mean God’s denial.
As for me, you must allow God to live your life following the Will that He has for you and not your flesh desires. I am talking with my own experience of how God dealt with me and how I continuously feel the incomparable love He has for me.
Prayer for the reader:
Heavenly Father in Jesus name, thank you so much for the salvation, for the life, for the love and for the strength you are giving to us through Jesus Christ. Father, you are an omnipotent God and you are always in control in every situation we have right now here on earth. God, I believe that nothing is impossible with you for you are the creator of all things, the alpha and omega the beginning and the end. Thank you much Jesus Christ for saving me.
If you are praying for the salvation of your unsaved family members, purpose of your existence, ministry, missions, illness or any health related issues, job, broken relationship with friends, family members, feud with your parents or if you are seeking and praying for your future spouse, praying to have a child, debt free, financial and daily needs, personal struggles, commitment, bad habits, vices, talents, extreme depression because of lost, emotional pain, burden, career or whatever it is believe that God already answered it, believe for the happening of it. Let God to work on it, wait for Him, stay focus to God, and have a “doubt free faith”. For whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them, be still and seek Him first. I believe that you will re-commit your life with Jesus Christ; I believe that you will live the life that God design for you and I believe that you will never forget all of these. Remember this, “life here on earth is just a temporary walk”. I believe God will make you always ready to go out to witness for Jesus Christ and to share the hope God has placed in your heart.
If you feel like you are alone, a big failure and unloved it’s a big lie… it’s a work of evil, the enemy want you to suffer it’s not from God. God is love and God love you so much you are bought at a price, Jesus died on the cross for your sins, because of the love that God has for you. God is always with you, and He is waiting for you to call His name. If you still don’t have a personal relationship with God…the good news is God is one pray away. Lift your burden to God and talk with Him. All He need from you is to trust Him completely. I believe and I claimed in Jesus name while you are reading this, the Holy Spirit will touch your heart and speak with you, if you don’t have Jesus Christ in your life, I believe God will speak with you and will give you a seeking heart to know Jesus Christ and draw close to Him. Humble yourself to God, and cry to Him, tell Him everything, in Jesus name repent, ask forgiveness for your sins, admit to God that you need Him in your life, you don’t need to suffer anymore in the situation that you have, Jesus done it before…He suffered for you on the cross of salvation as a ransom for your sins. Don’t let the evil to control your life anymore, let God to do His part and that is to take you out from the darkness and lead you to light. I believe that in God’s time, you will find rest in our Father’s hands.
Heavenly Father, please let this prayer create a bridge that Jesus can walk across from your heart to those who are still unsaved. In our Savior Awesome Name Jesus Christ I ask this prayer Amen and Amen.
Joshua 23:14 says, “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.

70 comments:

  1. Very inspiring! I think this is what I really need now. Thank you so much for sharing! It really touches my heart and let me reflect into random things. Thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome. This was written to encourage everyone.

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  2. Patience is indeed a virtue .

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    1. Psalm 37:7-9
      Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

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  3. I have long since learned to put my faith in God. He knows what's best for me and when best to give it. I will continue to work hard to get what I want but I leave it up to God when and how He is going to give it to me.

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    1. The art of letting go and let God.

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  4. I have to admit I don't have the most fabulous relationship with Him. I very rarely ask him for anything thus I don't ever blame Him for anything. What I do and what happens in my life is a product of decisions by me and other people.

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    1. Jesus Christ is patiently waiting, & knocking outside the door of your heart. Lady Spring, He is just waiting:)

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  5. It was when I got my family of my own that I truly give meaning to the word faith in God. Right now I always seek His guidance in everything I do especially in raising my kid.

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    1. Amen. Children is a reward from the Lord, I am glad how you seek His guidance in raising your kids.

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  6. inspiring story...I remember a friend who would always say, patience is a virtue

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  7. A very good and inspiring post you got here, I really learned a lot.

    Thanks you so much for sharing.. ;)

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    1. You're welcome. Praise God, He deserves the glory for this story.

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  8. Patience really is something that if a person has, he/she will be reaping fruits afterwards. Great inspiring post! I remember two of my favorite Bible verses with this post, the John 14:1 and Jeremiah 33:3.

    Happy blogging!

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    1. John 14:1
      14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me.

      Jeremiah 33:3
      3 Call to me and I will answer and reveal to you wondrous secrets that you haven’t known.

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  9. We may not be in the same path with regards to our beliefs, but I do believe in God and his promises to us. And I also agree that God has purpose on why he's delaying things for us. Sabi nga diba 2 answers lang daw yun "Yes" and "Wait".

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    1. "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

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  10. thank you for the reminders, Lyn. Honestly, I am guilty of blaming and questioning God of my life's current issues.I realized, I have some issues that haven't fully surrendered back to Him. I've been asking for one specific things and i QUESTIONED Him why until now it wasn't granted yet when I asked it with pure intention. Sometimes, we, humans are too self-centered that we want to try God with His faithfulness. I felt so sorry about that. I should haven't allow myself to be overcome with self-pity. I struggled a lot in the value of WAITING.

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    1. One thing that I learned God is not giving it to us for He know that it will not bring good to us.

      Isaiah 55:9
      “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
      so are my ways higher than your ways
      and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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  11. We cannot feel God unless our hearts become brightened.:-).

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  12. James 4

    3 Yet even when you do pray, your prayers are not answered, because you pray just for selfish reasons.

    We have to always check our intentions, because they weigh our effects on its scales.

    Amen

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you Babsy, to God be the glory.

      Will catch you later.:)

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  13. I am a very impatient person but I learned that if it's not meant to be, then I won't have it. And I still thank God for everything that he has given me.

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    1. Having a thankful heart is a blessing from God.

      give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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  14. Thanks for the inspiration. I do am thankful for having a faithful God. In Him, I have peace. :)

    Spanish Pinay

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    1. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

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  15. Thanks for sharing this. I will renew my faith in Him.

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    1. You're welcome. Glad to know that this writing renew your faith in Christ Jesus.

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  16. Amen. God knows everything. As God's children we should learn to trust God and all His ways. Thanks for sharing. I will certainly discuss this with my cell group. I am teaching Sunday School and Kid's group in our church.

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    1. Hi Beth, what is the name of your Church?

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  17. I always believe that if He does not give it to you, there's always a better one in store for you.

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    1. can't find the comment box, so just replied here :-)

      thanks for reminding me that even though God sometimes delays His help it doesn't mean that He forget His promises...I am waiting for God's provision right now, waiting for the right time for something....I am completely entrusting Him my life

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    2. Amen Nash. My prayer is with you.:)

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  18. I think that in life, it's important to accept that sometimes, we don't get everything that we want. And instead of focusing on what we don't have, we should be happy now.

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    1. Right. Rejoice in the Lord always.

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  19. I admire people like you who share His Word for others to be inspired! Thank you Sis, God bless you more :D

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    1. Oh, such an encouragement. Thank you so much to you sis. May God bless the work of your hands.

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  20. Hi Sis! Well done beloved! Surely the Lord is delighted with the brevity and the passion you are showing to share His Words! I pray the same to your readers, that they may grow in love and fear to the Lord! Let's keep up living for Him and in Him!

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    1. Yes please sis, keep praying for the readers:) Thank you so much.

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  21. This is an inspiring post. We truly can never question his will. He is our creator, he knows us more than anybody does; he knows what we really need, when we really need it. He is the only one who can really fix us. We just really have to be patient at times, and trust his will all the time.

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    1. Yes trusting the Lord with all our hearts:)

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  22. very inspiring. thanks for sharing.

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  23. Thank you for the reminder.. thank you for sharing this too.. Patience is a virtue. There's a reason for such delay of time or maybe we're just not too ready for what we've been asking for.

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    1. You're welcome and yes there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

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  24. Thank you for this very inspirational post. It true, be patient in just about everything we are requesting from him, it will be given to us in the right place and at the right time.

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  25. Thank you for this. I am constantly feeling lost for the past two years. ;( And I think I need to seek Him first. I have tried over and over again to build my relationship with Him, but I need to try harder. Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration. ;) I really need this today.

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    1. You are welcome Miss Chievous, I will surely pray for you about this. Seeking God's grace is the most essential things that we can do.

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  26. sometimes i forgot that there is someone i can turn too when things get rough. Sometimes, i get tired of life not thinking of the good things that happens to me. I wish i can always have the courage and the faith to believe that god is just giving me this to be a far more better person.

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    1. I may suggest, whenever you felt like tired of life...just look up and praise the Lord for what He is doing in your life. His best for you is yet to come.

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  27. I do not dare question God on matters that I have not fully lifted up to him. I will question myself first for I know that i can do and be so much more because of His love.

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    1. Yes, we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us.

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  28. This is very true and all we need is faith. :)

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    1. faith...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

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  29. I believe that there's God. I know He lives. He my Savior and my Redeemer.

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  30. I'm an atheist so I don't believe there is a God, but I respect your beliefs and think it's great you are using your faith to lead a better life.

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    1. Driving peace, thank you for the comment. I am so amazed how God lead you in this post:) He is working:)

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    2. Driving Peace, if God is nothing and nothing is unstable, meaning space has gravity,quantum physics says something can come from nothing. I don't use the word "belief" to describe my trust in Creator for that will imply a possibility of doubt, but I do call the governing of desire "God". It is nature, an absolute, fixed, truly metaphysical system of perfect order.

      Faith is a fact, and faith is an act.

      God bless you.

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  31. everytime I feel so controlling in my life than I start to be frustrated in things, i will suddenly remember God will not let me to be astray that he has purpose in everyone of us. then, i'll pray and it will make me feel better. :)

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    1. Yes, you are right. He has a wonderful puspose why He created us:) There are more about God that is always ready to reveal to those who seek Him.

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  32. Thank you for sharing a very inspiring post. ♥

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    1. I will always do it for His glory mishidems:)

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  33. very inspiring post!
    God does not say No. as said, if you asked something from Him, and He doesn't give it right away, it only means He have better plans for you.
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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  34. The title says it all. I actually remember that from my coach in the ministry I'm attending to. God has just this perfect plan for us.

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    1. Yes, He always have a perfect plan for each of us . To those are called according to His purpose.

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  35. Amen ... This piece is worth- reading for sis Lady, we really have to increase our Faith, truly submit and truly depend on God. ♥

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