The flowers in our yard are suddenly bursting forth everywhere. From the daffodils to the lantana, colorful proof that spring has sprung wave in the warming breezes. Those flowering hosts were dormant just a few weeks ago. Winter seemed to last forever with no sign of life in much of the yard. The grass was brown and inactive. The jonquils were not even seen yet and the lantana and other flower shrubs were just stems bereft of greenery and their showy displays.
Oh beloved, you’ve been praying and believing God for things for a while. Seems like the winter has hung on in your life and you see no sign of growth or change or answers blooming forth. Hold on just a little longer. God is on the Throne and Christ is interceding on your behalf even when you cannot see any proof of life at all. The enemy wants you to believe that the prayers you have planted and continue to plant are dead. He wants you to give up and quit looking for a showy display of God’s glory in the lives and situations you are praying for. But God says I AM that I AM. Your prayers are a sweet fragrance of love songs to the Lord. Your fervent whispered longings are fertile ground for abundant and flourishing answers. His answers are forthcoming. At just the right time God has an answer. Your prayers have lingered and you have kept asking when you saw no growth or change at all. God’s plans for your life and the lives of those you intercede for are already growing beneath the surface and are about to burst forth!
God loves you and He’s for you. You’re not playing wishing well games in the garden of life. You are stepping into the throne room of the LORD of heaven and earth, you are strengthened with the power of Holy Spirit within you! No weapon formed against your flourishing life will prosper. God’s answers will show forth and you will rejoice and dance with Him in the beauty of His loving care. Don’t focus on what you see with your eyes. Thank Him for the answers that you know will appear. Just watch and pray and reap the harvest of bouquet after bouquet of God’s answers and blessings as you live in the Light of His Word!
I Thessalonians 5:17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly] Amplified
Luke 18:1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.
John 5:14-15 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
Isaiah 65:24 I will answer them before they even call to Me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
Deuteronomy 4:7 For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?