How many times have we lost the vision that God has given us? As I write these words, I am thinking about the vision that God has given us for this prayer room. A 24/7 altar of worship and prayer to be held in a space that needs a LOT of work. It has been 3 years since Theresa first had that vision and it can be discouraging that we still do not have full prayer sets, sometimes only being me and Candis and that room still sits empty, awaiting work to be done. However, that vision that God gave us is still sitting there in the midst of us, reminding us of what is to come, if we can only be faithful.
There are times when discouragement comes, when we cry out, Lord, when, or why, haven’t the things you decreed come about yet? When is the time for that season? Yet God says, hold on. Hold on and set the vision I gave you before you. Look at it, meditate on it, do what you can do, and then leave it to my hands.
“So he answered and said to me: “This is the Word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts.
Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you SHALL BECOME A PLAIN! And HE shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of Grace, Grace to it!”
We are called to take the vision we are given from God and to keep it before us, work toward it, to wait patiently upon the Lord. So my friends, whatever your vision is, whatever work God has put in motion in you, know that there are others, working, waiting, and faithfully doing what the Lord has proclaimed, even if we can’t seem to see the details yet, we can’t see the fruit yet. Whatever God has put in our hearts, it is good, but all things come in the timing and season of God, and our mindset must be one of the Kingdom, not of humanity.
There will be things that we don’t understand, why Lord did you tell me this?, Why did You do that?, but our trust and relationship with the Lord has to be SO strong that we know that God has a plan for us, much greater than our humanity, our failings, and our desires.
Will you trust in the Lord that gave you that vision, that gave you that purpose, that created you for this time and season? Can you shout Grace, Grace to it?
I pray peace upon all who read this. I pray that you will set a fire in their souls and rekindled the vision and purpose that you have given them in this life. Lord, help us to have that heavenly kingdom mindset and help us to set aside the things of this world. Lord, I shout Grace, Grace to this prayer room! I shout Grace, Grace to the vision and purpose that you have given me and everyone who reads this. Bless them O Lord, Bless them. Amen.
Grace to you,