I remember when I was a little girl about 4 years old and my mom, dad and two older sisters went to Williamson, NC, but they left me with my grandma and granddad. I was promised a toy so this was one tine when I kept looking out the windows and sitting on porch to see if they were turning in the drive way. I remember vividly what my grandma said to me. She said, “a watched pot never boils”, let’s play a game to make time pass.
That saying has stuck with me! It’s priceless to have such a nugget to pass on to my children. As an adult when I think on waiting for my blessings and promises of God to be pulled into the natural realm this saying resonates even stronger.
Years ago as I waited on God to answer prayers I did nothing but wait. I mean really I just waited. Now I know better. I know that the waiting room of God is a place to develop my character. It’s a place to strengthen my faith but most importantly it’s place where I can really learn who God is.
Here are a few things you can do while you wait
1. Read your bible and study what you are reading. Utilize my SPORTS technique.
2. Praise God. Praise Him for who He is.
3. Be thankful. Thank God from your heart for all He has done for you.
4. Meditate on the love of Christ.
5. Worship God for He is worthy to be worshipped.
This puts a purpose on your wait. It allows you to focus on God and not what you are waiting to take hold of. So as you wait for that water in that pot to boil do so with a praise in your mouth and a spirit of worship.
Wait in joy, expectancy, peace, thanksgiving, work mode and in love.
What a beautiful day! Today we all stop and are put on one accord recognizing and confessing that Jesus died and rose again! Surely today is a day of miracles to all those who believe that God will!
As we slow time to acknowledge what Jesu did for us by allowing men to beat him to a magnitude that can’t be recreated and how He gave his spirit then Jesus ascended to God, we clearly see the love he had for us. Saying I’m grateful is not even strong enough to express how I feel. What He did for us out of unconditional love is unexplainable.
Take a mental picture of our Saviour Christ Jesus on the cross and feel the love He has for each of us. Recognize that He is far from weak and that He is all powerful and very much alive!
So today be one with Jesus and desire His character beyond anything else. Today be LOVE!
He has risen
Have you read the scripture concerning the fig tree and Jesus? I remember hearing this scripture preached as a little girl. As a child I only remember the focus being that Jesus cursed the tree and when they passed by the tree the next day it had withered from the root. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s a powerful message in itself. However, if you read further you will see how Jesus reacted to this when Peter pointed out the fig tree on their return. Jesus told Peter that what so ever you say believing you shall receive. Notice He didn’t say any conditions to this fact. He said whatever you say. God spoke and the world was created. We are in God’s image therefore our words are painting the pages of our life as we speak them.
Begin to speak life over yourself. Trouble on your job? Speak life and see God move. Trouble at home? Speak life and believe and watch God move? Been praying for that breakthrough? You have prayed and you know you have faith so now speak it into existence. Allow your words to give birth to your victory. Just as there are no limitations or boundaries in God’s word there should be none in your life. Think pass the sky and press your way. Pray Believe Speak.
Jesus has spoken. Trust Him and the process!
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’[a]? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”
18 The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
19 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples[c] went out of the city.
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[d] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
via The Tree