Date Number #68

The Promised Land….

Well ladies, it has been about three months since I’ve picked up my laptop and penned an entry.  It has been quite a season of sadness and loss as I have just endured my third broken engagement.  God intervened ladies!  It is right that I am back to being a lady in waiting.  I want to start today by thanking Jesus for guiding our steps and for His providential timing.  He is always good.  A good and faithful Father.  

This morning Abba is talking to me about waiting well.  I’m certain I have touched on this in the devotional previously.  It is so vital to anticipating and resting in God’s best!  If we invest our time and waiting into Him, the payoffs are incredible.  Take it from me who has much experience with trying to manipulate things to work that aren’t meant to be as well as being very stubborn with waiting.  The scripture for today comes from Isaiah 40:3.  It is one of my favorites of all time.  It says, “But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Amen?  WE will soar sweet sisters if we wait.  We will be renewed in hope and restored in strength.  This is an amazing promise.

Today I desire for us to spend some time talking about the threefold cycle of waiting which includes separation, transformation and emergence.  It can feel like the wilderness as the cocoon is in waiting to fly.  I first learned about this threefold model in Sue Monk Kidd’s book, “When the Heart Waits.”  It resonated with me then and it affirms the season I am just coming out of.  Emergencing into the Promised Land of a land flowing with milk and honey.  God grants to His daughter all that he has for her .  She has been broke, transformed and out of her obedience a fullness has been granted by her Heavenly Father.  Ladies, waiting is one of the most difficult things to do.  How can we embrace it and allow Abbato do the deal soul are work in us He desires to accomplish?  Are you ready and willing to sit in this threefold and stay in the season for as long as it requires.  Dear sister, now let us pray for guidance and provision in the waiting.  

Lord Jesus~Thank you that I am yours.  I am part of you sheepfold and you say that you sheep hear your voice.  I tune into hear from your Holy Spirit this morning. You are faithful Abba.  I love your word and I love your presence in this waiting room I’m sitting. It’s often silent here and I desire to have a word from your spirit.  Thank you that you are good, good father.  Thank you that you are calling me out into a land flowing with milk and honey.  I love this life with you Jesus.  I can’t wait to see who you bring to me out of this waiting period.  I pray that you would present me to my husband.  Bring me to him.  May I not be preoccupied one bit by searching the earth over for a mate.  It’s all in your hands.  I thank you in advance for Him.  My desire shall be for my husband.  I desire to serve him and to be a blessing to him all of his days.  Give me a heart for covenant marriage and a picture of what that model looks like.  I love you and I pray these things in Jesus name.