We didn’t really pray for cooler temperatures. But they are here nonetheless. And it’s wonderful. After 105 degree days, these 60 degree mornings are quite chilly. We wanted rain and some of us got plenty while others not so much, but the cool temps are a gift to everyone. But if you’re intent on rain and you become frustrated in the waiting then the gift of cooler weather might be missed.
Oh beloved, God is answering your prayers. He is answering in His time and His way. He may even give you a bonus in the outcome. He delights in giving you blessings. But you may miss them if you simply look to the prayers and watch for the answer. His desire while you are praying is that you focus on Him. He is your Answer. He is your Guiding Light. He is your Best Source of life and nothing else will do. Don’t miss the gift while waiting for the answer. He knows what you’ve been through and He knows you want answers. He says in due season, don’t faint, you will reap. He teaches perseverance, tenacity and assurance. While you and I are reaching out to Him for one thing, He blesses us with so much more. He might even talk to you about your prayer life. He wants to grant you the very keys to the Kingdom, but you must learn how to use them.
You say give me the answer while He says abide in Me. You say when will this happen? He says behold what manner of love I have given to you. You say I want. He says you wait. Tarry in prayer. Linger in the Garden. Talk to Me and I will talk to you. While prayer will ultimately change situations, it also will change you and me. He loves to say Yes, hold on, trust Me. While we say give me, do it and hurry. Yet He loves us doesn’t He? He’s so kind and patient and benevolent. He is our Father and He teaches even in the trenches. He is our Captain and He guides us even in the storm. He is our Savior and He keeps us even in the hardship of waiting.
God loves you and He’s for you! Really! Now is not the time to miss the blessings while you’re waiting. Now is not the time to insist or stomp your foot. Now is the time to ABIDE! Blessings surround you, answers are coming and God is on the throne inviting you to intimate fellowship! You are destined to be changed into His image through it all and show others what it’s like to live in the Light of His Glory and Grace!
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Amp
John 15:4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
Psalm 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
John 15:7 If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.