am I right when I assume that we are all waiting?
Waiting seems to be the theme for the entire world at the moment… everybody is waiting for the lockdown restrictions to be lifted or eased or if they live in a country where this has already happened, they are waiting for things, for life, to return to normal or to “more normal”…
In a way, we must admit that sadly, the enemy has succeeded in uniting us all to a degree… and even if you don’t agree with me that this virus is man made to harm mankind, you will most likely agree that it is evil…?
But what I also think everybody will agree on with me is that we are all waiting for something else, something more than what is concerning the virus or the lockdown?
I don’t know what your particular situation is like and I assume that the pandemic has made your life harder, not easier… but similar to before, you will most likely also be wanting something, striving for something, wishing for something, praying…
Perhaps for healing?
Or for a (new) job?
Or is it a house you are believing GOD for?
Or are you ready to take the step to become a spouse or a parent?
Or do you need GOD to free you from some sort of (demonic) oppression?
An addiction, a mental health issue, or some sin you just cannot conquer alone?
No matter what it is, from what I know about my own life and about the lives of everyone I know, we are all waiting on THE LORD and praying for something during most times in our lives – more often than not is there something we need (more or less desperately) and desire (more or less intensely) – I think it’s part of our human nature.
Of course, we all need to be content with what we have and we are all more or less good at this and at patiently waiting for GOD to hear our prayers and to move in our lives.
These are common processes and I just remembered that the fact that I am now currently mainly waiting INSIDE my house is actually the only difference to before…
I remember many times when I was waiting on THE LORD, desperately… praying and fasting… and waiting…
Being able to go outside more made it perhaps a little easier or a little less inconvenient, but it was still necessary to devote myself to prayer, fasting and waiting and trusting GOD, believing HIM for what HE had promised me.
This morning, I remembered one of the instances where I set some time apart in my life to wait on GOD and to spend time with HIM.
I was reminded, because I found a little journal book that I bought in the beginning of this time and I remember exactly where I bought it:
it was in one of the little, beautiful shops along the way in one of the little villages when I walked the CAMINO DE SANTIAGO in Spain.
It was during the winter time when I walked it, I had the time and I took 2 months to walk every day, most of the time alone with GOD and I wouldn’t want to have missed the experience – although I would probably not do it again 😉
It was a special time with GOD… walking every day with (too much) all this weight on my shoulders, through rain and cold, even snow… in the beginning, everything hurt… and then, it got a little easier and I got used to it more… having let go of some unnecessary baggage… and having disciplined my flesh which was crying out for rest, for a “nice holiday” – more and more appreciating the quiet and the beauty of the nature I was walking through… appreciating and ravished by the slowness of my movements towards the goal… I even decided to take a different, longer route and travelled a bit backwards… for those of you who are familiar with the routes, I started in St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the CAMINO FRANCES til Burgos and then took the train to Bilbao and walked the CAMINO DEL NORTE til Santiago di Compostella… 1200km in 60 days…
Like I said, it was a precious experience, one I cherish… and I wouldn’t say it was pleasant all the time… but still precious… and I don’t think my relationship with THE LORD would be the same today without this time I spent with HIM – this wasn’t the only occasion when I spent time with HIM and for HIM, but it was one that many may be able to relate to…
One of the things I enjoyed most was the greeting… everyone, the locals and other pilgrims, wished a good path, “Buon Camino!” – it was nice and encouraging… this is what I intend today, to encourage you and to remind you that we are all in the same boat, on the same path, that you are not alone, my friend.
And that’s what I wanted to say… we are all going through the same waiting time at the moment, not the exact same circumstances and some of us may be safer and better off than others, but the waiting is something we all have in common – all at the same time.
This is the godly aspect of this pandemic.
One of them.
We are all waiting on THE LORD currently…
And I do feel that this is uniting the church in a way, perhaps it is even leading to a huge revival, because I noticed that many people become aware more than ever that they have no power on their own, that only GOD decides and rules their destiny… and they develop a knowing about the existence of GOD, they can no longer deny it… and some of them will even reach out, I even experienced it myself that a friend, who is an unbeliever and whom I had known before I got saved and whom I had prayed for ever since for more than 4 years now, she messaged me recently and asked if I could help her find GOD… HALLELUJAH!!!
I think that many unbelievers came to understand the concept of waiting on GOD.
And I also think that GOD will use this worldwide situation to increase HIS kingdom, to enlarge the harvest of souls before the second coming!
Even more so do I need to remind myself that I am waiting on GOD, perhaps now more than ever and regardless of what the enemy does.
HE is the one I look unto.
HE is the one that will improve my circumstances, will hear my prayers and will change my life – whenever and in whatever way it pleases HIM.
Again, regardless of what the enemy does.
I will wait on THE LORD.
How about you, my friend?
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal and bless you. And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life. That HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you, and bring you peace. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.