The hiding place…

“There he came to a cave and spent the night in it; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings‬ ‭19:9‬ ‭

The Lord’s inquiry about Elijah’s location was more than physical. He wanted to know why Elijah was there. He wanted to know why Elijah was in hiding. Elijah recognizes the intent of the Lord’s inquiry:

“He said, “I have been very zealous (impassioned) for the Lord God of hosts (armies) [proclaiming what is rightfully and uniquely His]; for the sons of Israel have abandoned (broken) Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, only I, am left; and they seek to take away my life.” 1 Kings‬ ‭19:10‬

Elijah was tired, friends-Spiritually, physically, and emotionally. His words tells us that he was weary, he was doing everything right and he was still dealing with strife and enemies. Doesn’t his reasoning sound familiar? Have you ever found yourself telling the Lord how tired you are? Have you ever ran and hid from doing what the Lord called you to do-because you were tired or scared? It’s hard to judge Elijah when we may have respond just like him in our weary state.

There was a promise awaiting Elijah and there is one awaiting us on the other side of our hiding place:

The harvest is awaiting you, sister! On the other side of exhaustion, on the other side of your weariness-the harvest is there! Elijah’s harvest was found in hearing the Lord’s voice, Elisha, and the promised remnant that was devoted to Him. The harvest was beautiful for Elijah and your reward is sweet as well!

Let’s consider the model presented in 1 Kings 9. The Word of God tells us that our reward is hearing the voice of our Amazing Father, receiving help for the task ahead, and a community of support. When we work hard for the Father, we can reap the harvest He has for us. We have to step out of our hiding place. We have stop hiding and seek out the Father.

Evaluate your location: What are you doing here? It’s time to come out and get your harvest!

Peace and Blessings

Weary One…

Dear friend, 2020 has been quite the year! And we can imagine that it has left you feeling tired, worn, and downright weary. With the increasing amount of uncertainty, it makes it hard to keep fighting that good of faith.

Fret not, weary one-you have the Lord on your side! Our Lord, the conqueror of death is right there with you! Your fight is not in vain! Feeling weary? Feeling exhausted? Run to the Word of God! Scripture tells us that we shouldn’t get weary in well doing:

Did you hear Him? Don’t give up! Your harvest is right around the corner, your deliverance is right around the corner, your freedom is right around the corner! Weary one, we know it’s tough and it feels like you are in a season of drought. Keep fighting, the rain is coming!

The planting is tough because you are unable to see the breaking of the ground. It’s difficult because you are unable to see that growth is occurring. You get tired of watching, you get tired of waiting, you are ready for the breaking! Stand firm, the breaking is coming! Stand on faith! His faithfulness withstands the test of time.

Be driven, not by what you see but what He said! Don’t forget those promises He has whispered to you. Sis, they are manifesting! This is NOT the time to give up! Quite the contrary, this is the time to go hard! This is the time to press forward. This is the time to rejoice. The ground may not appear to be broken, but trust in Him, the harvest is on the way! Wait for that petal to sprout, your hard work is not in vain and God is not a man that He should lie. The beautiful field will appear at the proper time!

Weary one, go before your Father, receive His rest, experience His joy, and release those burdens. Once you do, stand up and continue to do good, the harvest is coming.

Peace and Blessings