Awaited to Arrived

Romans 8:22-25 – All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy (MSG).

I have been privileged to be preganant twice, delivering two beautifully handsome boys. Pregnancy is both trying and rewarding. I enjoyed most of the experience; however, there were days when I felt queasy and tired. There were even times of pain and impatience while waiting for each promise to arrive. Nevertheless, the bigger my belly grew, the more excited I became.

The same is true in our spiritual walk. When the Spirit of God speaks to us and makes a promise, we conceive that promise in our spirit. Then we go through the growing and stretching process. We wait to see with our natural eyes what we already know to be real in the Spirit. We can’t see anything naturally sometimes for what seems like an eternity, but we know in whom we believe. We know that the Promise Keeper is faithful to bring forth the promise. When we walk by faith and not by sight, we grow more and more excited as we wait expectantly.

Wait on Him today. Remain hopeful that the promises of God will be fulfilled in your life. In a little while, you will see with your eyes what you saw with your spirit all along. The awaited promise is about to become the arrived promise!

By: Heidi Jonker

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