Posted by: springsinthedesert | November 21, 2011

Be On Your Knees Till Your Promise Is Revealed

Have you ever noticed how differently God speaks to us from the same scripture that is so familiar? In a particular situation, when the Holy Spirit explains a scripture in a special way, we feel that those verses were meant just for that circumstance that we are going through. And thats the beauty of the word of God and there is no better teacher than the Holy Spirit.

Last Thursday, while opening my Bible, a verse caught my attention.The more I meditated upon it, the more it became the answer to my concerns. I would like to share the thought that the Holy Spirit put in my heart. For today’s devotion, let us turn to the book of Luke 1:23-25

So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”(Luke 1:23-25)

Reading those verses, I thought to myself…Why did she hide for five months..In those five months, away from the crowd, what were she up to? Then suddenly, Holy Spirit started talking to me relating to my own experience. I remember being pregnant with my first born….I had longed to conceive a child. The emotional stress that we had to go through in receiving her was beyond explainable..It was a spiritual warfare…a fight against the dark forces which said..”You will never be parents”. IF God willing, one day I would like to write our testimony…but today let me continue with the word.

Finally, that wonderful day arrived..the day I knew I’m carrying God’s promise. But from next day onwards..there were nothing physically visible to confirm my pregnancy…I was lucky enough not to have any morning sickness…Everything was so normal except a feeling of tiredness at the end of the day.  As a first time mom, everyday, I’ll stand before the mirror to see any physical changes in my body…but nothing..There had been times when I would worry..”Am I really pregnant..because I do not see anything visible, nothing tangible which confirms the growth of this baby in my body. Then slowly by the end of fifth month, I could see a small humb…some clothes made it so obvious…I loved people asking me that question…Are you pregnant?? Because finally I can tell the world that a promise is growing within me..And now there is no more room for my doubts…because..everyday I see changes happening. More than everything..I can feel the movement of my baby and that reminds me everyday that she is real and is mine.

You might be wondering what I’m up to explaining all this. Let me come to the point. Many a times we are conceived with God’s promises. At present it might be just a seed. Just like Elizabeth, its hard for us to understand God’s ways when they are unusual and at unexpected times of our lives. We may doubt again and again when we do not see any visible manifestation of the promise…not even any favorable circumstances to confirm it. Some people might say that it was Elizabeth’s unbelief that made her hide herself for five months…May be its true..But that did not prevent God’s work in her. All those days, when she was secluded from the world, she might have prayed for the fulfillment of the promise..she might have seen in faith the day when she would say…”He has taken away my reproach and blessed me with a child”.

Today, are you during those five month period…away from the crowd just like Elizabeth…You know God’s promise is within you…but there is no visible signs of it…You cannot point to it and say “This is exactly what He has promised”. Just like a baby who needs the nourishment of the womb…this promise that God the promise Keeper has laid in your heart needs the warmth and the nourishment of the faith that your heart gives. There is a time until you finally see things happening…to feel the physical presence of the promise…and till that time…hide yourself…be on your knees…There is a time in the near future to proclaim God’s doing in your life…but now is the time to remain silent…and pray until you see the visible signs of His promise fulfilled.

God will not let His child be confused about His promise. He will give confirmations to drive away our doubts. He sent Mary to Elizabeth as a confirmation. Today, you might be in a state where you no longer doubt God’s doing in your life..because you see small visible signs that confirms it…but here and there you are not sure whether its truly meant to be this way…If you are at that state, do not worry, God will send people along your way who will confirm His plans in your life. So right now, if you do not see anything..do not be discouraged…that promise is growing…pretty soon,a day will come when you’ll not be able to hide it to the world.

God Bless,

Rani John

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Responses

  1. So beautiful! Thank you for your precious encouragements for those of us who wait upon His promises! God bless you and yours!

  2. I do not know how to convince you, Rani, this sharing really uplifts me! Yes, I am a person in “hiding” waiting for the promise in making. When I have to face people God makes my countenance joyful, I do not know how. Be blessed, Susan

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  4. I can’t fully express to you how thankful I am that God made man and woman; I don’t think a man could’ve explained this to me. This very verse stood out to me so strongly, and yes, I am in a time where God has given words through people and I believe but I just don’t see yet. I’ve literally prayed at times, “God hide me!” and in a few weeks, ill actually be out of state visiting my dad and family for the holidays. It just occurred to me, it’s the perfect way to help me spend time with God and just shut up until His words come to pass. Thank you SO much for sharing this!!! It’s amazing that we can make connections with other believers over the web. Thank you and thank God for not being selfish with this insight you had.


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