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It Shall Come to Pass

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Recently, I was ministering at my brother-in-law and sister’s church in Washington. One day while waiting on the Lord, I kept hearing this phrase, “It shall come to pass.” As I was pondering that statement my eyes rested on a large 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary on the shelf in my brother-in-law’s study. This is an amazing dictionary! Many of the definitions contain scripture references to where that word is used in the Bible! Isn’t that awesome? Would to God our young people were still learning the meaning of words from that dictionary!

What I discovered about the word “shall” was really great. “Shall implies a promise or a command.” A good example would be, “I shall pay you $100.00 on Friday.” In addition, this is the best part, when used this way, “THE FORCE OF [THE] PROMISE [IS] IN THE PERSON UTTERING [IT]!” I think you can see where I went with that!

We have all had the unfortunate experience of someone promising us to do something and then, for whatever reason, it never materialized. Even people with the best intentions may not always be able to fulfill their promises simply because they are humans, and humans are not perfect. We forget, we over extend ourselves, we change our minds, or we encounter circumstances beyond our control, etc. The list could go on and on!

But, when we are standing on a promise from God or His Word, we can be assured that there is a force behind His promises that will always bring them to pass! This verse is a good reminder, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 NASB) God cannot lie. If He spoke it in His Word, or spoke a word to your heart then you can take it to the bank, because it will be just as He has told you!

I have a question for you: What has God spoken to your heart regarding your family, your health, your career, or your ministry? Too often the passage of time makes us think that they are not going to come to pass. Since when is God limited by a device called a clock? Tick tock, tick tock doesn’t make Him nervous, anxious or disappointed!

I believe as you listen to the entire Featured Message you will be encouraged to keep your expectation activated. If you have let some dreams or visions go because they didn’t happen as soon as you expected, then pick them back up! It is never over until it is over! Our Father is willing and able. IT SHALL COME TO PASS!

Lean On Me

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Remember the popular song from the 70’s, “LEAN ON ME?” The chorus goes like this: “Lean on me when you’re not strong. I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on!”

It is great to have friends and family that are there for us, those we can depend on. We all need “Faith Buddies!” I cherish my family and awesome friends and I know you do, too. It is a great time of the year to stop and give thanks for those wonderful people the Lord has brought into your life.

I know we all realize that even though our family and friends love us, they cannot be our source of peace and joy, or our strength. We are not to put our trust in people nor expect them to meet all our needs. When we do, we will be disappointed!

This holiday season, I want to encourage you to LEAN ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS OF THE LORD! What a place of refuge from the busyness of life. The Word of God is full of verses about the strength of the arms of the Lord, and instruction for us to lean on Him. In His loving arms, we will be infused with strength, peace, joy, comfort, wisdom, encouragement, etc…. YOU NAME IT, HE HAS GOT!

Will you join me in learning to lean more fully on Him?

You are loved,

Brenda 

Stressed or Blessed?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Recently someone pointed out that STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS. What do you reach for when you are tempted to be stressed? Sweets can be comforting, but they aren’t a substitute for God!

Prov. 15:15 says, He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. One commentary says, “Life is miserable when one is in pain, but a banquet when one is joyful!”

The next time you are feeling stressed, I encourage you to come to the Father’s Banquet Table. You can partake of all the rest, peace and joy you desire and not gain an ounce or experience a “Sugar Rush or Crash!”