You may be waiting on God to answer a specific prayer, to vindicate you or someone else, or to intervene in some other situation. No matter what, God is faithful. It’s imperative that we all learn to wait for God’s best—from a husband or wife, to the right job, move, purchase of a house, to having wisdom in life.
In Genesis 9:11-17, God speaks and Noah listens. God always listens. God’s listening helped Noah survive a flood by building a boat. Noah heard and obeyed God’s instructions. Now God is speaking again—and his words are words of love. “Never again will there be a flood that will destroy all life” (Genesis 9:15). That was great news to Noah—and even better for us today. God makes a promise and He always honors His Word.
I can almost see Noah shading his eyes as he gazes at the first rainbow. I would imagine that Noah stood in awe as he first saw the beautifully hand-painted rainbow that God placed in the sky for him to see.
The rainbow is a sign of God’s promise, a signal of His amazing love. God has flawless integrity, keeps His promises, and always honors His Word. God gave us a sign that reflects His promise and sealed it with showing us the sign in the sky. This is the God to whom we pray as born-again believers in Jesus Christ!
God’s timing is perfect, but it sometimes doesn’t feel like it when we are stretched in our emotions and physical strength to the wire. Have you ever felt like God waits to the final wire?
For twenty long years Rebekah had a desire for a child. (See Genesis 25:21) Her mournful life filled her days and tearfully wrapped itself around an empty cradle—for twenty years she waited. Isaac was sixty years old, and Rebekah had never laid her arms around a son. I can almost see her now, with tears rolling down her cheeks, crying out to God, one more time.
Let’s not forget—Isaac waited too. He also prayed. Isaac probably asked for a child for years alongside Rebekah. God heard, and He answered, giving double what Isaac prayed for—twins! God heard their prayers and cries of worship. He was not deaf—and He was not angry. It wasn’t like some might say, “their fault”—to a whole host of excuses people like to make. God had simply chosen the perfect time according to His plan to bring the twins into the story He was writing here on earth.
Don’t give up in the waiting. Keep praying and believing. God’s timing is perfect. He hears and answers prayer. The only way to have answered prayer is to pray. Open altars where we connect with the LIVING GOD to bring heaven to earth. We can’t replace altars with coffee shops where we spend time talking about problems—we must connect with the LIVING GOD where we have access to all of Heaven’s resources to bring change and talk to God about everything. Create a place of prayer–an altar in your own home–where you meet with God.
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Although things are not perfect Because of trial or pain Continue in thanksgiving Do not begin to blame Even when the times are hard Fierce winds are bound to blow God is forever able Hold on to what you know Imagine life without His love Joy would cease to be Keep thanking Him for all the things Love imparts to thee Move out of
PRAISE INVOKES THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND POWER
The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). God “dwells” in the atmosphere of praise. Praise is actually a vehicle of faith that brings us into the presence of God! We can enter the “gate” which brings us into the Holiness of His glory. The psalmist writes, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).
This also corresponds with Jesus’ teaching that His presence will inhabit even two or three believers gathered together in His name. The Bible says, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Jesus must be the one that is preached about, the one who is praised and worshiped, and sung about. Lifting up Jesus through praise and worship invokes the Lord’s presence and power.
WHAT IS PRAISE?
Praise means “to commend, to applaud or magnify.” Praise is an