Expectant Prayers ®

Jennifer Jo Weiss


"Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law".  Proverbs 29:18 NIV

Are you a dreamer?   I sure am.  Hardly a day goes by when there isn't something on my mind that I feel compelled to follow: a project, a new direction the Lord has revealed, a goal, or task.   My husband and I often talk about things we would like to see for us and our growing family in terms of this year, 5 years from now, etc.  Lately, I have sensed an urgency when talking with my husband that he is ready...ready for things to take off in our family from the "dreaming/vision" phase to the reality phase.  Frankly I have felt that in my spirit too.  Not just for certain things, but overall... bringing fruition to our lives.

In the Bible, God gives us many examples of dreamers.  One of my ultimate Bible favorites has to be Joseph.  He was not only a literal dreamer of physical dreams, but was also a person that had to look at life with spiritual eyes all the time.  That's what took him from being in the pit to the palace!    Sometimes in life, the situations around us will make us feel like there is no hope, but that's when we need to stop focusing on "things" and get our eyes firmly planted on HIM!   He makes the path straight for us.  When a dream or vision we have is a godly one, it isn't even our job to make it come about.  God will do the work to get us there.  Sure, just like Joseph, you may have setbacks... but ultimately His plan for you will unfold.    God is not a man that His mind would change, nor can man or anything else restrain Him from fulfilling His promises in your life! 

I've had the focus verse for today moving about in my spirit ever since I began preparing for an upcoming sermon (which is this coming weekend).   I would say for more than a month, it has been ringing in my thoughts.  BTW- I will share more about my sermon next week, because I believe it is a real word from the Lord for people today!      
If you know the above verse, you may recognize it more in the KJV... "Where there is no vision, the people perish."      Friends, we have to have vision!   That's a big reason why we are in turmoil today personally and within the church... we lack vision.    What kind of vision?  Vision for our lives and personal walks with the Lord, vision for what He can do in us and among us, vision for what He has promised in His word to finally be fulfilled.  

Our Pastor preached a tremendous AM sermon yesterday that coincides with the concept of vision, which is HOPE!  His sermon was entitled "Great is Thy Faithfulness".    Just like in the life of Joseph that I mentioned earlier, Pastor mentioned said, "He is faithful in all things, even when it seems He isn't."  Later he said, "You need to begin to see yourself (and your situations) as God wants to see you ...or what He wants to do in you!  Don't surround yourself with negative things that gnaw on you.  Take your eyes off of what seems to be and put your eyes on Him and what He'll do."
One verse that I will mention from that message of hope came from his text in Lamentations 3, verses 22-24 "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for Him.  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him."

So if you are in a situation today where all you look around and everything seems to be the pits, look up for your redemption is coming!   You may say, I can't... but God says whatever it is, HE CAN!

Let me conclude today but urging you to seek the Lord about fresh vision and revelation in your life.  Seek His face and learn that there is always something ahead that God has for you outside of what you can see right now.  Put on the garment of praise and rejoice that God is faithful and will fulfill that which He has promised.    His goodness WILL be made evident to you!

Blessings and prayers for you today, friend! 

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