"As many times as you've prayed before, today may be the day when God sends the answer so swiftly--so divinely--that you're windburned." ~ Beth Moore
Do you believe that, beloved?
I may just be the only one, but if we're honest I think most of us have prayed about some things for so long that we figure "what's the use?" God's answer must simply be no. But what if we started to look at it in a different way?
Let's allow Joseph to teach us a little lesson on expectancy, lest we're tempted to just give up.
Thrown in a pit and left to die by his brothers?
Falsely accused by his master's wife and thrown in prison?
Forgotten by his fellow inmates and left alone?
(Read his story in Genesis 37-50)
One minute he was in a stinky water well, listening to his brothers laughing over dinner above his head, and the next moment, they were pulling him out and putting him on a caravan to Egypt.
One minute Joseph was going on over two years of being in prison, and the very next moment an official was telling him to get dressed and shaved for an audience with Pharaoh.
One minute he was interpreting a king's dream, and the very next minute he was in charge of the entire land that had held him prisoner for so long.
He went from the pit to the prison to the palace, in a series of one minutes.
You see, you just never know when your "the next minute" is going to be.
If Joseph had given up hope at any time from the pit to the prison, he may have missed the exact moments of his multiple deliverance's.
You see, God had a plan and His plan was bigger than anything Joseph could ever imagine.
He has a plan for my life. He has a plan for your life.
The very next minute in time, could be the very moment of your deliverance from whatever pit or prison you find yourself in today.
Hold on to your hat, dear one!
Just Wait A Minute!
"LORD, in the morning you will hear me;
in the morning I will present my case to you
and then wait expectantly for an answer."
Psalm 5: 3 NET