Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Psalm 27: 14
I think one of the most important lessons God has taught me in the past ten years is the importance of waiting on Him and praising His Name, no matter what the situation looks like in the “natural”
Along the way I read the story of a wealthy man of God who built orphanages for children. Many years ago a man named George Muller of Bristol, England was led by the Lord to build orphanages in England. Mr. Muller was a man of faith, who had a habit of asking God directly for whatever was needed rather then speaking of his need to other people.
Mr. Muller once said that the great fault of most of us is that we do not ask “big enough” and that we do not continue in prayer until it comes. He once said, “Expect great things of God and great things you will have!”
When the Israelites were in the desert they complained constantly. The same was true when they ran out of water. They didn’t go directly to God with their complaints; they went to straight to Moses. Moses then went to God. God first told Moses to strike a rock. Moses struck the rock with a rod and water came out.
The same thing happened again, and God told Moses to “SPEAK TO THE ROCK.” Moses expected it to be like the last time and took his rod and struck the Rock. But God had said “SPEAK TO THE ROCK.”
You hear a lot of Christians that tell their sad tale to others, hoping that others will feel sorry for them, and answer their prayers. They don’t go to God, they go to others. They are still thinking on a natural level. God works on a supernatural level.
God begin to tell me to not tell others about my needs and instead bring them directly to Him. That way I would know that it was God answering my prayers and not others.
I began a wonderful adventure of telling no one but God what my needs were and He began to supernaturally answer my prayers.
To this day I have health issues, financial issues, and other problems that people would be astonished to find out about. I take them to God, and praise Him for what I do have.
Since God taught me that important lesson, I have my needs met on a continual basis.
God sometimes uses others to bless us, but when that happens He speaks to them directly to bless us. He doesn’t need us to do it.
The secret is to praise God for what we do have, and then we will be increased. God will never give us more until we can praise Him for what we have. Then being increased is a test, once we are increased financially do we help others without being asked? I have two ministries that I support on a regular basis. I do so because those two ministries have taught the truth, and continue to do so. They don’t water down the message to make others “happy.” They speak the truth as God has revealed it to them.
Today, people want a happy, fuzzy soft gospel. God forbid we should tell anyone that they have to follow any rules. As a person who spent years in the false religion of “New Age,” I often see no difference in Christians and the New Ager’s who believe we are all part of the same whole..like the drops of water in the ocean, and we are all going to heaven.
Praise God continually, the bible says, “Your praise shall continuously be on my lips”. Take things to Him directly, confident that He always answers prayers in line with His will. Pray through, and don’t stop praying until your prayers are answers, even if it takes 10 years. When God does answer your prayer it will be in His perfect timing and the resulting blessing will fit you perfectly!
In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie King Miller
Going through unbelievably hard times and bad situations. I have found myself there more then once. The Lord is never closer to us then when we are in a dark night of the soul experience. During those times he molds us and grows us into maturity as Christians.
The following book, now available for only $2.99 on Kindle Ebooks was written to encourage you to keep on keeping on. God feed me with practical advice which I have included in this book. Learn to thrive during chaos. Lead Me To The Rock: Trusting God During The Hardest Times In Our Lives