Wow! It is beginning to look like Spring! This is my favorite time of the year. It makes me feel renewed. Everything around comes to life. Not just the flowers, trees and plants, but the sounds of Spring. The bees are buzzing, birds singing, lawn mowers humming, children playing and warm breezes rustling the trees. The sky is more blue, the clouds more fluffy and white. The hard, cold ground becomes soft and fertile, making the promise of life underneath spring forth into something amazing. Can you tell I love Spring?
I have found that this is exactly what happens in our spiritual walk also. We have promises that God has given to us and it feels like it is hidden under a layer of hard, cold impossibilities. It is like we are going through winter with this promise. We see no growth. We check it on a daily basis and know it is there underneath, but it just isn’t sprouting. We pray, read the Word, and tend to our spiritual ground and that promise is still not coming forth. It can get discouraging. Frustration wants to take over, because we are not creatures of patience at all. We want it NOW! God promised it and it should be here NOW!
BUT….God knows the perfect time for these promises to flourish. Have you ever seen a flower bud too soon and the frost kill it? I had beautiful azalea bushes that budded a few years ago and they were breath-taking, but it was too soon and the frost killed them. It broke my heart. And God reminded me that He has promises coming to life for me soon, however, it has to be the perfect timing. It can’t always be when I want it, due to circumstances that might kill it, before it ever has a chance to produce what He intends for my life. Whether I am not ready for the responsibility of the promise, or others are not ready, or the situations around me are not ready. He really does know best. He really does hold the future and knows every event to come in your life and when to allow these things to emerge.
What we don’t see is that God is not only getting those promises ready for us…but, He is getting us ready for those promises. If I had covered those lovely azalea bushes, the frost would not have killed them. But, I wasn’t as vigilant and responsible as I should have been and it caused destruction. We have to be ready with wisdom, boldness and strength to handle these promises that are coming. Sometimes it takes more life experiences to gain the wisdom we need, or sharpening of skills, or the regenerating of our minds to the word of God in order to handle certain promises.
If we are watchful and cultivate our spiritual ground, if we pull the weeds of disobedience that might choke the promise, if we cover the promise with His Word, if we water the promise with our prayers, if we nurture with praise and worship to God and if we are patient to trust God for the growth..then our promise will spring forth like a beautiful flower. It will happen if we have faith and not waiver. ~Lisa
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
GET READY…YOUR SPRING IS COMING!