A friend of mine recently attended a Beth Moore event and found it very timely and refreshing. Below listed are her “Eight For The Wait” (times when you feel like it is a dry period, between the “rains” of blessings), and some additional notes and scripture references she gave.
I hope you enjoy!
1. Embrace the word you love to hate… PATIENCE. In God’s economy, things are grown and sown. (Hebrews 10:35-36)
2. See the sacred in the simple while you wait. There is something that this season is meant to sow.
3. Go look for your heart where it got lost (Deuteronomy 11:13-14, Hosea 6:3)
4. Watch for relationships a long wait can cost. If we don’t turn voraciously towards God, we start to turn against others. Be on guard against cynicism. It is spiritually and physically impossible to be filled with our self and full of God at the same time. Top 5 reasons to not get cynical – 1) Jesus is still changing lives, 2) Real people are doing the real thing all over the real world, 3) A passion for God’s Word is spreading like wildfire, 4) Some long-standing barriers are breaking down, 5) God will kick your tail!
5. Pray believing that your rain is near. (1 Kings 18) Elijah prayed for rain down on the ground with his head between his knees and sent his servant 7 times before seeing the tiny cloud. He was filled with Spirit upon seeing God’s answer!
6. Study the lives of those who persevered. We should have Spiritual BO (get sweaty doing the work of the Lord). It is a risk. (Hebrews 6:7-12) Drink in the rain and you will produce a crop. The harvest is not just for you. When you don’t think you’re worth it, think that others are. God is not unjust. Jesus has run to you. (Job 42:1-5) You have heard and seen. (James 5:11) You have heard and seen what the Lord FINALLY brought about. Trust what is in your hands right now. He found you worthy of it. He will bring you through it.
7. Trust that God will cause your eyes to see. (Isaiah 46:10, Job 19:25-27, Philippians 1:6) The Lord is full of compassion and mercy (Exodus 34:5-6)
8. All that He’s been, your God will always be. Remember past help and things He’s brought you through, remember miracles and blessings.