Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Words of Encouragement

As the plane takes off, you begin to get a wider visual of the area. Those things I could not see when I was on the runway are now made available for me to see. Isn't that like God? When we allow him to move us from our place, we are able to begin to see clearer what is in front of us.

And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you.Your throne shall be established forever. According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David. Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? - 2 Samuel 7:16-18

What can you see? God's promises. The prophet speaks to David the promises of God. David in wonder, ask God who am I that you would bring me so far? Who am I that you would do such wonderful things in my life? It is amazing to think about the favor that God places on our lives. We wonder like David, why are you doing it? What is my house so important to you?

We can answer those questions this way, we are important to God because he loves us. God has promises for us, he is only waiting for our obedience so that he can release them into our lives. We cannot stand on the runway any more, he is waiting for us to lift off. He is waiting for us to take off so we can begin to have the truth of his promises revealed to us.

David had to listen to the words and accept them from the prophet so that he could see the vision realized in his life. God was promising him the kingdom would be established forever. That kingdom would be far greater than he could even image. Obstacles do not keep God from fulfilling his promises.

It would seem that because of the disobedience of the children of Israel, God would not keep his promise. But God is not one to lie. He is not one to forget about those things he promise. The king that would reign forever would be Jesus. He would come through the lineage in such a way that God's promise would be true.

I pray for us today to just trust in God's promises. He is calling us to soar! He is calling us to take off, let go of the comfort of the "ground" and reach upward towards him. When we do, he promises he will reveal the vision of our destiny to us. He will not show us the full story, but he will give us glimpses along the way. Will you take off? Will you let go of the comfort of this place and let him take you to new heights!