Women’s Day special Cover : Waiting on the Lord!

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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A Woman gets Strength from troubles

Smiles when distressed

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Grows even Stronger with Prayers and Hope.

Wishing you a very Happy Women’s day Beautiful Lady!

I was moved in my to spirit to share my experience on  Waiting on the Lord and what He is teaching me in the process.

We as women are called as the spiritual binder in the family of God ,Prayer Warriors to hold the church up.

There is power in a prayer of a Woman. I’m sure most of you would agree with me. Most of us are here because of our mother, grandmother, sister, wife or any  woman’s prayer.

We pray and wait on God for a lot of things.. Jobs, family, children, Marriage, Spiritual Growth etc

Waiting on the Lord is one of the most painful things to do. All I heard was, “Wait… just let God move.  He will do it.”  It was difficult to hold on to that mustard seed of faith to keep me stationary.

Waiting hurts as we forsake the natural and embrace the supernatural.  In waiting we must stop finding the answers and soothers for our pains and boredoms and WAIT until He soothes and satisfies us.

I think it’s fair to say that most of my waiting was filled with silence!  Ok…now how to perceive God then?

I had no ability to understand that He truly was there as I was there, because it was all silence.

All I did was, I continued to worship His Majesty in the silence.

The other day when I went for a fellowship prayer, a brother gave me this word Isaiah 40:31 to read.

I went to the Scripture and the word WAIT kept catching my eye, “WAIT…. Wait on the Lord… those who WAIT on God will renew their strength… those who WAIT will run and not be weary…”  I heard the Spirit say, “Look it up.”  I began to search for the Hebrew meaning and I was hit with awe,joy and amazement as I uncovered what God is truly saying when He says, “WAIT.”It blew my mind..

The word God used with those who wrote the original Scripture was the word “Qavah”.  This Hebrew word, Qavah, means to bind together by twisting and binding.  It is to collect, to gather and to expect.  This twisting described is that of three cords being twisted and bound to create a strong rope. The literal meaning of the word is “to bind together like a cord.”

“To bind together like a cord” does NOT mean to tie a cord around a bundle of sticks to keep them together. Instead, the process of making a rope (cord) by twisting or weaving (binding) thin threads together to form the rope. The more strands that are twisted or woven together in a rope, the greater its strength. Ah, there’s that word strength again. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says “…a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Most of the wedding card have this verse.

A piece of string cannot lift  much weight because it does not have many strands in it. A piece of rope however can lift hundreds of pounds because it is made up of many strands. When a rope lifts or pulls a load, it stretches a little while it is working. As it stretches, the individual strands are pulled closer together. While this “stress” is on the rope, the individual strands work together to lift or pull the load. No one individual strand does all the work. If it did, it would snap. A rope’s strength comes from all the strands working together.

The literal definition of “Qavah” implies strength through numbers. The more strands in your rope, the greater its strength. Just as a rope’s strength comes from being made of many strands, so our strength comes through being united with Christ.

The “rope” of our lives gains strength by being twisted or woven or bound together with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A rope’s strength comes from the amount of strands it is composed of. A rope’s strength remains constant even when it is not being used. When a rope is not being used, it is “waiting.” It “waits” for its owner to put it to use. When the rope is attached to a load, it draws its strength from all the strands and goes to work

“They that have all aspects of their lives intertwined and bound together with the Lord, like threads are twisted into a rope, shall exchange their meager strength for the strength of the rope, they shall rise up to meet challenges as if they had powerful wings like an eagle, they shall run through life and not be weary, they shall walk through problems and not faint.” – Anonymous

The word Qavah in the Hebrew means to gather together in oneness, to be bound together. It expresses union. The Hebrew word expresses like a vine or a plant that is twined together in the Lord, like the ropes that are twined together until it becomes one solid rope

The other word we have to look very carefully in Isa. 40:31 is the word renew. That those who Qavah on the Lord will renew their strength.

Something deep takes place at the renewal. The word renew is from the Hebrew word “Charath”. The word Charath has 4 different meanings.

1.        Abolishment, Removal: That is the first aspect of what God does to you when you wait on Him. He abolishes the idols in your life. He removes, He cleanses, He breaks all those thing in your life that need to be broken away from you as you wait upon Him. The word of God is like a hammer. And as you wait upon Him He takes a hammer. He does a surgery on you.One aspect of the word renew is that you have to get rid of all those wrong things. God pierces your inner most being. One of the things that a sinner finds very hard to do is to sit alone. Whenever they sit alone their conscience is too loud for them to bear. One of the things that waiting on God does is that it builds an inner strength in your life.

2.       Exchange your strength for His strength: The second thing that takes place is the word change. The word renew has a meaning of the word exchange. The word renew has a stronger meaning of restore rather than to renovate or to replace. And the Hebrew word kalak means to exchange. That is stronger than the ordinary use of the word refresh …Renew is not sending your spirit, soul and body for servicing. Renewal is stronger than that. It is just like your car is old and the engine is worn out. Then you send in your car for a brand new engine. What you did is give your car a heart transplant. That is what the word renew is. It involves an exchange. Your heart is taken and a new one is given. You exchange your strength for God’s strength. That is why the word in Isa. 40:31 tells us they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Because they are not going by ordinary strength. Even the young run and are weary. If you refresh your strength, when you run you can still be weary. But if you exchange your strength for the Lord’s strength you will run and never be weary because God’s strength never runs out. It is from the same word that is used to change clothes kalak the word renew or kalak means in Isa. 40:31. Take off your strength and you put on God’s strength.

3.       Direction: The word kalak means to go forward. There is a fresh vision in your life. You are able to go forward with new vigor. New direction going forward; they shall mount up their wings like eagle. Eagle has an eagle vision. If you wait on God you can mount up, and see what God can see the bigger picture. If you don’t wait on God you are tied to this earth. You are a chicken; chicken can’t fly but scratch on the ground. When you are an eagle you could fly up the mountain

4.       Growing up:  We all continually grow in Him. And the time that you spent in being bound to the Lord, Jesus said if you abide in me and my word abide in you, you shall bear much fruit. As you abide in Him you could draw more nourishment. And by drawing more nourishment you could bear fruit. The remarkable thing about the tree is that it is planted by the rivers of water it will grow further than the tree that is planted in the rocky ground. If you are a tree planted by the water you have resources in God. You can grow further

As I meditate on this beautiful revelation: The process of waiting is like the process of weaving a cord of loves.  As I WAIT on God I inherit the fullness of His plan for my life because I cannot move unless the I’m bound together with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the revelation that it isn’t my life or my story.  It is God’s story and His Life that I am waiting to see revealed.  I am but a thread in His divine plan, and unless I intertwine with His heart, I will not be present when He is fully revealed.  WAITING is the process of dying so that He may live.

He desires for His Church to mesh together with knowledge of Him.

WAITING is a process of being filled with the knowledge of God so that we might understand His ways, His paths, and His purpose in creating us, and then  walk in them.

Unless we know God, in an intimate friendship, we are not partakers of eternal life because eternal life is found INSIDE OF HIM

With Loads of Love

Lincy Hepsiba

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