in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God…(Ezra 5:13).
I am asking God to show up in my life in ways that are unexplainable. Truth is, there are certain things, out of my control, that I need Him to pull through on. In my own mind, I’ve come up with some great ways that God can make those things happen for me. Yet, it was the Lord who used a pagan King to set forth the decree that would bring the Jews back to their promised land to rebuild the temple.
You see, God wants to provide for us in ways that we cannot see or understand. Maybe even in ways that we deem impossible. Therefore, we must be willing to set aside our expectations of Him to trust in His provision. We must be willing to accept it, even if it doesn’t look like a blessing at first.
Then, we must practice perseverance as we move forward with faith in the place God has called us to. You see, the Jews experienced great persecution as they set out to rebuild their city, but they did not give up. Just because what God has given us is hard, doesn’t mean its not from His hand. It very well could mean that it’s just serving a bigger purpose for our own hearts sanctification.
I’m looking for God to pull through on some things in my life and I’m living with a hopeful expectation that He’s going to do it in ways that I would have never dreamed.
Get ready for God to do the same in your life. Sit back, practice faith and watch your God work for you on your behalf. You’ll be amazed at what He’ll do and where His blessing will come from for you!