Tuesday, May 20, 2008

He will fulfill it.

In a quick phone call this morning, my friend Dana excitedly shared a little of what the Lord is doing in her life. Her active faith was extremely contagious. The word contagious means easily transmitted and spread from one person to another. Yep, her joy was truly something she passed on to me this morning. Quite literally the word contagious means; communicable by contact. Through any act of communication, whether it be an email, a coffee date, or even a telephone call, believing God and His word is very, very contagious. Through my contact with my friend this morning my faith was overflowing, my spiritual batteries recharged. Active faith has a way of doing that to us Christians.

I just had to share her story with you.

After returning from a women's conference, a dear friend of Dana's emailed her a scripture. Dana just knew that this was a word to her from the Lord. This verse out of the book of Joshua seemed to jump off of her computer screen and speak right to her heart. She answered, "Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the south, give me also springs of water." So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. Joshua 15:19

A little while later, she came accross this very verse while in her daily reading. Dana didn't know exactly what the Lord was trying to say to her but she believed God would show her in His time. Meanwhile, through the trials to come, she continued to hang on to His word.

After two months of open houses, real estate ups and downs and an offer way below their already low asking price, a young Christian couple stepped forward to purchase their house. The Lord granted their family's hearts desire and found them an amazing cottage home on acreage to purchase as their own.

While walking the new property with the prior owner, Dana saw what looked like a tiny trickle of water coming from the hill above their new home. "Where is this water coming from?" The previous owner replied, "This water is from a year round spring that runs from the top of the property all the way to the bottom of the property."

"So He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs." Joshua 15:19(b)

God's word to her had been fulfilled.

Is there a scripture that the Lord has given you? Memorize it, repeat it, grasp it, cling to it, hold on and hang on...He will fulfill it.

"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thanks Joanne for this post. There is no particular scripture that God has provided me but there are many, many that I cling to. Many of them are the ones that say: if you believe you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Mt 21:22), do not doubt and you will receive, you have not because you ask not. I also cling to the ones about: all things are possible with God (Mk 10:27), nothing is impossible with God (Lk 1:37). I also love Mk 9:23-24 which talks about speaking to the mountain to move, not doubt, and it will be move.

I have a huge mountain in my life. I'm facing a huge impossibility but both of these can be conquered by my God but it will only be in His time. There so many scriptures that also talk about waiting: the Lord is good to those who wait upon Him, to the soul who seeks Him (Lam 3:25), Ps. 46:10 be still and know that I am God. There are several Psalms that say be still and wait. I have many Psalms and Proverbs on my "to do" list of memorizing.

Thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

I'm so glad you shared this with us. What an encouragement. I think God loves to bless us as much as we do our kids!

Tealady Tammy said...

This was wonderful to read. God is amazing..He used music to speak to my heart and I felt like I was on top of the world. I so enjoy coming here to read your blog.


Tricia said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story of God's provision and His blessings! How awesome our God is!!

I will share a quick story, I had a blessing shower before I got married, all my friends shared scriptures with me to encourage me in being a wife, and then they all prayed over me. As they were praying, my Bible study teacher at the time prayed that we would experience God's double portion covenant blessings. There was a double rainbow over our church the day we married!

I didn't think much about it until we got pregnant, and there was a double rainbow over our house. I just thought that it was God's way of promising me everything was going to be ok. Well, at 13 weeks into my pregnancy we found out we were having twins!! We did no fertility and it only took 1 month to get pregnant, we were totally shocked! But I immediately knew that my babies were part of God's double portion covenant blessings for us!!

Isn't our God just magnificient!?

Cheri said...

Oh how I love that. I love it when God makes it so simple for our little human brains to see him talking to us!

Genny said...

Your site is beautiful. I got here from your button on Becoming Me. Enjoyed stopping by.


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