As the world waits for the results of the United States election to be counted and finalized, we wonder what to do. As a Christian, my response in the waiting is to keep praying. During a morning prayer meeting, God gave me a prophetic poem that I want to share here to encourage us all as we wait during this historic time.
In The Waiting
In the waiting We are praying, In the waiting We are trusting.
The victory is Yours, The war is won. We claim Your victory, For this battle is DONE.
We know You are here, We know You are moving. The battle rages in the spirit realm, We hold Your Army up praying.
Like Daniel, We keep praying. Like Daniel, We keep trusting. Like Daniel, We know victory is Yours.
Darkness holds on, Darkness holds us back. Let us press on in the Light, Let us press on into You.
We keep praying In the waiting, We keep trusting In the waiting.
In the waiting, You are our victory. In the waiting, YOU ARE VICTORY.
Keep encourage, be blessed, and enjoy the view from wherever your mountain resides.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down all these instructions, for they represent the terms of the covenant I am making with you and with Israel.”
Moses remained there on the mountain with the Lord forty days and forty nights. In all that time he ate no bread and drank no water. And the Lord wrote the terms of the covenant – the Ten Commandments – on the stone tablets.”
Moses sat with the Lord on the top of Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. He was on a writing retreat with God!
God was writing out the Ten Commandments on the stone tablets while Moses wrote out all of the instructions God had given him for building the Tabernacle. I can imagine the pressure. It had to be perfect! And God was right there with him while he wrote!
My last drill. My last weekend wearing the uniform of the United States Army. It’s bittersweet, but this morning I’m not feeling very motivated. I don’t want to go, I have a headache. Is there any excuse I can use to get out this? No. This is my commitment to fulfill. I can see the light. I can finish this strong. One last time I get in my car and drive down the canyon, taking the road that leads me to my unit armory. It’s early. I’m tired. But I’m going.
As I’m driving I have a lot of time to think, and I do a lot of thinking. I don’t want to, but I do want to. I need to fulfill my commitment because the next chapter is coming soon. Despite everything, it is bittersweet closing out this chapter. Twelve years is a long time, especially when I basically grew up because of the Army. My entire adult life has centered around my military career and the places it’s taken me, the things I’ve learned. It’s prepared me for this time now, for where I am going next. My next chapter of life.
How ready Jesus is to respond to the hand of outstretched faith.
Ken Gire, Intimate Moments with the Savior
“Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.'” -Mark 5:33-34, NLT
Twelve years is a little less than half of my life thus far at age thirty, but that’s how long the woman had been living with an issue of blood. The doctors couldn’t figure it out, and as a result she was cast out from society. It had to have been some sin that caused her to constantly be bleeding, so the village cast her away so she would not spread her sin further.
Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image is an updated and combined edition of two books previously collaborated by author Philip Yancy and his mentor, orthopedic and humanitarian surgeon Dr. Paul Brand. Although Dr. Brand passed away in 2003, Philip Yancey decided that the times we live in today called for a reprint of these two previous works into a combined and updated edition. In a world where everyone is searching for their identity and what makes them who they are, this book explains the details of the human body and how we are a reflection of our Creator, and how the Body of Christ is called to come together and reflect His image as one body. No part of the body, no matter how small or how hidden is less significant than another. Dr. Brand’s discoveries as a leprosy doctor in India show just how important each piece of the body is, and Philip Yancey also weaves in the importance of each one in the Body of Christ throughout the book.