Is God Waiting On You to Start Making Faith Moves?

God can be hard to get - pictured as a word God and a maze to symbolize that there is a long and difficult path to achieve and reach God, 3d illustration

Do you feel like you’ve been waiting on God for what seems like an eternity? Waiting on Him to answer your prayers or give you direction on what to do next? What if God has been actually waiting on YOU?

Pray for wisdom. God isn’t going to always give you the answers with clear turn by turn directions. You will have to learn by trial and error just as Abraham did in the book of Genesis. God told Abraham to go to place that He would show Him. Abraham had no idea how to get to the place that God said He would show him— he just knew that God said go.  I once heard my Apostle state something so profound, “sometimes you find where God is by finding out where God is not.”

What’s preventing you from stepping out on faith?

Are you waiting on the timing to be better, when you have more money, when you have the right kind of support? We are waiting for things around us to be perfect or for us to have certain credentials. But circumstances will never be perfect, you won’t have everything you need when you step out, and that is where faith comes in.

God wants us to step out in faith. He wants us to move forward and pursue what He told us we can have. He wants us to trust Him as we take steps of faith.  

In my life, I tend to wait and wait, for what?! Am I waiting on God? Waiting for Him to change my circumstances or waiting on when I feel like I’m ready? God revealed to me that He is waiting on me. Waiting on me to trust Him. Waiting on me to trust that when I pursue, He’s going to supply what I need.

We can’t know everything first before we step out on faith, so we have to trust that everything we put our hands to for the sake of the Kingdom and God’s glory things will work out.

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him And He shall bring it to pass

Psalm 37:5

It Was All a Dream

During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: ‘Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.’”—Daniel 2:19–23 (NIV)

Over the last few days, we’ve seen a crazy story unfold. It all started with a dream that troubled King Nebuchadnezzar. He called his wise men—the magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, and every manner of mystic and spiritualist at his disposal—of Babylon. And then, he asked them to do the craziest thing: to tell him what his dream was and then interpret it. And if they couldn’t, he’d kill every single wise man in Babylon. Insanity!

So, when they came for Daniel and his friends, Daniel asked for a little time to accomplish this impossible feat. And in order to do so, he and his friends prayed to God, who routinely does the impossible. And guess what? Today’s passage tells us that on that very night, God revealed the mysteries of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to Daniel.

And look with me at Daniel’s response to the revelation of God, which by the way is a revelation about the might, power, and Lordship of the Messiah who was to come—but more on that in the days to come. I want to focus in on a key part of this wonderful song of worship. He says: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his . . . He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.”

You see, all power, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, revelation, and truth come from God alone. He is the source of truth and understanding. All else is foolishness (1 Corinthians 3:19).

Here, He revealed deep mysteries and hidden knowledge to Daniel. But listen to this beautiful reality . . . In Colossians 2:2–3 (NIV) we’re told that in Christ we “have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” As believers, we have access to all wisdom and knowledge, to the deep things of God, to complete understanding! We don’t have to fear anything, we don’t have to stay in the dark, we get to walk in the light!

Are you looking for wisdom? Do you seek revelation? Is there a dream or vision that was put on your heart that needs unpacking? Press into the Lord, the One who gave the dream in the first place, the One who planted the vision and wants to accomplish great things in and through you. Seek after His truth, and truly believe in faith that our God is the revealer of mysteries and our fountain of truth and wisdom.

DIG: What dream has the Lord given you? What vision has He placed in your heart?

DISCOVER: How have you seen the Lord direct you into His purposes and plans for you? How have you experienced Him working to fill you with the treasures of wisdom and knowledge through Jesus?

DO: Thank the Lord for the great revelation of His glorious plan of redemption, Jesus Christ. Thank Him that in Christ we have all wisdom and knowledge to walk in the light and accomplish the good works God has prepared for us.

 

A Perfect Affection

“What God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:6

In earlier generations most folks accepted without question the concept of marriage as a lifetime commitment. My father‐in‐law, James Dobson Sr., was no exception. This is what he said to his fiancée after she agreed to become his wife:

I want you to understand and be fully aware of my feelings concerning the marriage covenant we are about to enter. I have been taught at my mother’s knee, in harmony with the Word of God, that the marriage vows are inviolable, and by entering into them I am binding myself absolutely and for life. The idea of estrangement from you through divorce for any reason at all [although God allows one—infidelity] will never at any time be permitted to enter into my thinking. I’m not naive in this. On the contrary, I’m fully aware of the possibility, unlikely as it now appears, that mutual incompatibility or other unforeseen circumstances could result in extreme mental suffering. If such becomes the case, I am resolved for my part to accept it as a consequence of the commitment I am now making and to bear it, if necessary, to the end of our lives together.

I have loved you dearly as a sweetheart and will continue to love you as my wife. But over and above that, I love you with a Christian love that demands that I never react in any way toward you that would jeopardize our prospects of entering heaven, which is the supreme objective of both our lives. And I pray that God Himself will make our affection for one another perfect and eternal.

James and Myrtle Dobson enjoyed a loving, committed, fulfilling marriage that began in 1935 and ended with his death in 1977. They never wavered for a moment through all those years. If you approach your own marriage with this determination, you’ll establish a stable, rewarding relationship that will last a lifetime.

– Shirley M Dobson

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
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