Hello, my friend! How have you been doing? How has your first month this year been? Has the world already surprised you with things you did not expect? Do you feel like you are taken out?
Well, I think you are not. No matter how we feel and how situations look like, we are not! We are still in the frontline and we will fulfill our services for the Lord in Jesus’ name! Amen? I have been yearning to write a word of encouragement for us. When you have accepted the calling of the Lord and have been searching for His instructions to follow, then this word is for you as much as it is for me. By the grace of God we are launching our own ministries and He has been faithful with all our little baby steps these past years. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Do you hear me? Our God is faithful. And He is good. All the time. That is why we can actually launch our own ministries in all our uniqueness and with all our broken strenghts and weaknesses. Remember: at the end of it all, He is looking for those who produce fruits through persevering in faith (Luke 8:15; 18:8)! He is looking for faith in you right now!
As I close my eyes and pray, I see a girl running. She is running to see someone and she holds a few hand-picked flowers in her hand. She is running through a field of flowers and she is dressed in white. She is going uphill but it is not a steep walk. She is not in a mess nor in a hurry. She is not in the dark, no, not at all, she is in light! She senses the Father’s presence. She sees Him already, so she is running to jump into His arms! This is the picture He has for us. This is how we should see ourselves and what we should be doing right now. We are called to abide in His love all our days. We have a strong, never-failing fortress as our refuge, we have HIM.
My friends, we need to be patient! Imagine a patient baby who has a quiet, gentle spirit and laughs at all the tiny things because she is content and knows that she is cared for. Wouldn’t you want to be with such a baby? Waiting does not mean passivity. He has been motivating me to keep enlarging the tent for what is to come this year (Isaiah 54:2) and I know that this verse is not just for me – (active) waiting requires faith and IS the proof of faith. When we wait in patience and keep obeying Him in all the small things He entrusts to us, we will see His promises fulfilled. These are the qualities of the faithful servant He is looking for!
I’m telling you, you are not in the dark! You are not alone, He has never left you! I assure you that you are in the light and that you ARE a child of light! He is with you. No river shall overwhelm you and no fire shall burn you, not even your hair, as you pass through! You will launch successfully and the Lord will instruct you. So do not fret for it only leads to evil (Psalm 37:8). Don’t fear, for you will not be ashamed and don’t be confounded, for you will not be disgraced (Isaiah 54:4). Remain faithful, remain hidden in Him. He will make all things right in His time. He is making all things work together for your good because you love Him by obeying His word. And if there is anything that keeps you from obeying His commanments, I command those strongholds to break in your life! For the sake of His glory they shall fall! Amen!