A story about coffee and blessings…..


“Be intentional about being blessed”

 

Coffee led me to this revelation……  🙂

I am serious. Let me explain.

Someone owed me coffee about two weeks ago. It’s a long story but all you

need to know is someone owed me coffee.

A day passes, two days pass, a week then two weeks and still nothing.

I hadn’t collected the free coffee! (that’s insane right??)

In fact I was reminded to collect the free coffee last week but I forgot to!! (unacceptable for sure!!)

I was then reminded yesterday and I was what the heck???!!!

It’s a free coffee! One would think I hated coffee but that’s not true.

I love coffee.

Let me rephrase that,

I loveeeeeeee coffee!!!!

 

It was at that moment when  a thought came to me,

“Be intentional about being blessed”

 

I was supposed to get a free coffee but I let busyness get in the way.

I thought it was a good excuse but it’s not.

To get the coffee I had to be intentional.

There were things I had to do to receive the coffee……!

In this case I had to simply go and remind a friend to buy me the coffee but I didn’t.

 

I started thinking if there were other areas of my life I was doing the

exact same thing!

God wants me to have so much but if I let busyness and other excuses to get in the

way then I am the one who loses out.

 

Being intentional looks different for every person.

It could be declaring what God spoke over you

It could be obeying Him in that thing that He told you

It could be trusting God for something

It could be spending more time with Him

It could be waiting on Him

It could be reading more of the His word.

 

Remember, blessings are not just material things. They are also spiritual.

Blessings could be a new level of influence, a new gift, dominion and so on.

 

Whatever it is, be intentional.

God has so much in store for you but you need to desire it,

you need to get hungry, pursue Him with all that you have,

speak, declare, prophesy, but don’t just sit there doing nothing.

Open your mouth, lift up your hands, move your feet, whatever He is telling

you to do, DO!

 

Elisha was very intentional about being blessed. He followed Elijah everywhere.

He had to be separated from Elijah by a chariot and horses of fire (2 kings 2)

 

The blind man who was begging near Jericho was intentional about being blessed.

Let’s read his story,

 

As He came near to Jericho, it occurred that a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

 And hearing a crowd going by, he asked what it meant.

They told him, Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.

And he shouted, saying, Jesus, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me!

But those who were in front reproved him, telling him to keep quiet;

yet he screamed and shrieked so much the more, Son of David, take pity and

have mercy on me!”

Luke 18:35-42

 

The blind man wasn’t silent as Jesus passed by. The Amplified says he screamed and shrieked

so much the more!!! I hope and pray you understand the message I am trying to get across.

Being intentional is going to be different for each and every one of us.

God will show you what you need to do.

 

But before anything else, be intentional about getting to know Him.

That must be the most important goal and desire in  your life.

If that’s not your main desire then the other stuff is pointless, it has no meaning.

It’s better you forget everything I have said in this post.

God will bless someone who loves Him and wants to be used by Him.

He will bless someone whose desire for Him far outweighs the desire for stuff.

He will not bless a selfish person.

He will not bless someone who is looking out for himself.

It’s the people who love Him with all of their heart, soul and mind

that make a real impact in this world!

Let’s be more intentional about being blessed!

Blessings to you friends!

 

Rolain

What You Didn’t Know About Waiting On God…..


Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!   Psalm 31:24

I read this yesterday and it just hit me how true this scripture is. Some people think waiting on God is easy, a walk in the park but wait until you actually have to wait….. It is anything but easy!! For some odd reason God likes to take His time!!!   🙂  There is so much that comes with the term “waiting”. It is not a passive word. When we wait on the Lord there is action that needs to take place, there are decisions that need to be made, there is a new way of seeing things that needs to happen. The word of God uses words like, “be strong” and “let your heart take courage”. Waiting on God is not for the faint-hearted.

There are going to be a lot of things that will try to dissuade you from waiting on God. The enemy doesn’t want you to wait because it’s reflecting your faith in God. He would rather have you fret and worry and try to do things in your own strength. Waiting stops you from leaning on your own understanding. When a problem arises we will naturally think of a way out and implement it, not so when God is in the picture. God wants us to rely on His understanding even if it doesn’t make sense in our natural minds. Waiting on God suffocates the natural fleshly way of thinking and allows God to rule and reign in a situation. Waiting on God in a situation helps expose the heart, your heart. If you have done anything or asked anything out of a wrong heart, waiting on God will surely expose it.

I love the quote that says, God doesn’t measure your journey in days or weeks or months. He shapes the broad strokes of your life with a brush called “years”. 

The conclusion of the matter is, God knows your number. He has not forgotten you but at the same time you need to realize it’s a battle to wait on God. You may be waiting on God but the answer has not yet come and you are about to give up. Don’t give up, keep holding on to  your faith. God will breakthrough on your behalf. Fight to wait on God, Don’t let the enemy lie to you. Your promise is around the corner. Waiting is not for the faint-hearted. Ask God for the strength to wait on Him…….

RolainW