Waiting

Answers will come at times from the opposite direction.

What happens when we get so fixated for God to move in certain ways. God never acts or does the same thing in the same way even in the word of God. How many times in the word of God was a blind man healed? Not one of them was healed in the same way he healed the other.

Humans we are creatures of habit. Well some of us anyway, ok I know I can be. We see God used a certain person to bless us or help be an answer to a prayer, or something mysterious happens for our good and we begin to think/assume that well, God moved this way before He will move that way again. That isn’t how God operates.

To have utter and complete trust in Him we have to remain in faith, keep hope alive, and rest in what He said He would do. Our job is trust, believe and work on ourself. We have to have a unmovable, unshakeable belief that God will gome through for is in whatever way we need, we need not fixate on how, who, when and where so much as to just be open to receive it from the direction it comes in.

In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.] A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.” Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day. John 5:3‭-‬9 NASB

In the scripture passage here above we see an example of this. The man knew that the angel would come and stir the waters and he would be healed, of course there are other things I could talk about in relation to this but for now I want to keep focused on He looked to an angel of God coming to stir the waters only to get his healing. Had he not been open to receive the blessing of healing when He shifted his view to Jesus, he may have missed it all together.

He could have been so fixated that the angel stirring the waters was His only way to be healed that He would have missed the greatest opportunity in his lifetime. Don’t we get like that at times? I know I have! When he shifted his focus to Jesus at the question He posed to him by Jesus “do you wish to be well?” and what Jesus was saying the man opened himself up that his blessing could come from a different direction then he had thought the last 38-years of his life.

The man did verbally rationalize with Jesus about how he could be healed, but Jesus knowing the man been long time in that condition saw He longed to be healed of his affliction. He still in his heart opened up to Jesus that healing could come a different way. How many times had the name of Jesus come up in discussions by the pool of water. With the news spreading far about the miracles Jesus was doing I am sure that the man by the pool side had some knowing that miracles were taking place by the man named Jesus.

Shift our focus to God by trusting in Him. This also is seeking Him and His kingdom first. When we look to Him in genuine relationship He knows the intentions of our heart. He knows our thoughts, our cares, concerns, worries, etc. But, He wants to know that we fully rely on Him for everything. Seek His face, worship and praise Him! Resting in His faithfulness while doing what we know to do until answers come.

Can I have your attention!

Our spirits thirst to give attention to growing our faith!

The more I detox of my old ways my inner being needs replenishment. Ripping out things that have choked growth leave my inner malnourished as the bad sucked up any good thing to feed the negative growth the more.

To replenish that I must feast heartily of the word of God. For it is not that by mere bread alone that I can be strengthened in my faith but by ever word of the word of God.

Jesus himself and my relationship with Him is vital as he too is love, norishment, compassion, grace, mercy, healing all those things my inner being needs.

To tap into it my spirit must grow. It must become the tree planted by the stream as in Psalm 1 to have a constant flow of the spirit in my day-to-day life.

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord .
Proverbs 16:20 NASB

I must give attention the more to the word of God for it is alive and active today just as the day it was breathed into existance for all believers to have as a manual of life to make it on this journey.

But what does ATTENTION mean?

According to Merriam-Webster it means as follow:

1) The act or state of applying the mind to something.

2) A condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity.

As Pastor has expounded upon we must apply the word and wisdom given to our life. As well as, we must be repetitive to doing things to affect our mind in positive ways. For our mind has a conscious and a subconscious part. The mind is housed in our soul (mind, will, and emotions).

My focus should become more narrow to Gods word than the things this world offers. To bring about the necessary replenishment in my inner being of my soul, promote healing, change my mindsets, increase my faith, grow my spirit and begin to see the more of Gods goodness unfold in my life.

~Cynthia 😍