Has God shown us part of His plan and it hasn’t yet come to pass? Have we told others what He said and nothing shows? Declared words of faith to no avail? During such times, we might feel invisible and ineffective and think, “what is really happening?”
Elizabeth hid herself in the first five months of her miraculous pregnancy. Only when her expectation became evident did she come out of hiding. Because of her old age, she knew people wouldn’t believe God’s blessing her with a child and would mock her if she shared. The intensity of the joy and excitement she felt was such she wouldn’t be able to keep it to herself. There is a time between sowing and reaping when God keeps us hidden in order to protect the growth of what He has planted within us.
As we delight ourselves in the Lord, He places desires in our hearts. Our exultation might cause us to share with others too soon. Let us seek the Lord and understand His process as He watches over His word to perform it. We are pregnant with greatness. We can rest assured a season of showing forth God’s wonderful works will come, from glory to glory!
Luke 1:24-25 Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”
In addition to peace, there is a delight in walking God’s way. We can recognize if we are not doing what He has called us to do when we find it difficult to obey and feel burdened. This is also the case when we should not continue in an area where we have been involved. Our steps and our stops are ordered by the Lord.
The anointing for the calling comes with easiness, a flow of grace that confirms our steps are led by the Lord. We delight in His way. Battles do come, but it’s from outside sources. When God leads us to do something different, He lifts the anointing on what we were doing so we will know we are coming into a new season. When this happens, we might press through a current assignment believing the problem is with us. As we seek the Lord, we realize it is His way of leading us to something new. As we delight ourselves in Him, He stirs a new desire in our heart and His peace engulfs our whole being.
He may show us what He has for us right away, or He may show us after we take a step of faith and stop participating in our current assignment. In either case, we can commit our way to the Lord and trust in Him to bring His desires for us, from glory to glory!
Psalms 37:4-5 “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”
The way we act at times may not be understood by others, but our Lord gets it! He knows why we reacted the way we did; why we were hurt by what was said; why we laughed so hard at that one happening; why we wept for joy in His presence; He gets it!
God Almighty loves us so much that our past, present and future ways are always understood; whatever it was in our yesterday that caused our behavior of today, is clear to Him. As He transforms us, He heals the areas that bring wrong behaviors, and He protects our traits that make us so unique. With full knowledge of who we are, the Lord rejoices over us. He comprehends the who, the why, the when and the how of all we are.
Many times when we are misunderstood by others, we feel rejected, but the moment we rest assured that God gets it, we feel accepted and loved. As we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us new desires and increases the ones He had already placed in our hearts. These desires also cause us not to behave like everyone else, because these desires are not satisfied with where we are. As we grow spiritually and the natural realm is no longer our focus, people around us don’t understand; they don’t get it. What happened? The Lord got us. He gets it because He got us. Everything that pertains to us… He got it! Hallelujah! Now we get it, from glory to glory!
Psalms 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”