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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Waiting in Glorious Expectation - Saturday Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith


I join Lisa for this fabulous way to remind ourselves to continue to Believe God in all things.

"Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield" (Psalm 33:20)

Our church has been under such spiritual attack in these last few months. The devil has attacked our church in the area of the health of our members. We have suffered one devastating diagnosis after another. We have seen lives lost to cancer. We have seen pain and suffering. We have seen families torn apart.

But our church has bound together in unity and prayer. Our body has become stronger. We have become more focused on God. We have become more focused on each other. We have truly come together against the forces of evil and together in agreement for what our God can do.

We continue to come together in the evening in our sanctuary and falling on our faces in prayer and petition. We have seen prayers answered. We have seen miracles. We have seen the love in our church just blossom and grow. We continue to pray in faith, believing God, waiting for Him to show Himself mighty. We still seek Him. We don't give up. We wait.

I praise Him for who He is.
I praise Him for what He does.
I praise Him because He is.

Hands lifted high.
Heart open wide.
I wait on the Lord.

Expecting.

I cry out before Him.
I pour out to Him.
I wait on the Lord.

Exalting.

Inhaling. Receiving a touch. Glimpsing His splendor. Tasting His Glory.

I'm Believing God.

In His Grip,
Beth

12 comments:

christy rose said...

I am praying for you and your church Beth.
"God open the eyes of your people and help them to see and experience the extent of your love and your hand of provision. You are active and moving on their behalf. Victory is theirs! Thank you Lord that you are not moved by what we see. Help us to only be moved by what you see so that we can live in the fullness of the pleasures of victory even before they are manifested in this natural realm. In Jesus wonderful Name, Amen."

Lisa said...

I am believing God with you and for your church family. I praise God that during this time of difficulty, He has been the strength you have relied on and the fortress that has surrounded you.

Father, we wait to see Your Glory and believe You for grace in the journey.

Love and blessings ~ Lisa

Beth E. said...

We cannot make it any other way...you are so right!

Saying a prayer for your church family.

It seems like believers everywhere are under attack right now...in our homes, jobs, marriages, health, finances, etc. Praying for God to break the chains that bind us, claiming that no weapon formed against us will prosper!

Irritable Mother said...

I am believing God, too. Nothing else makes sense!
We have to remember that in the end, Jesus Wins! And everything we go through brings us one step clser to that ultimate victory. Satan can attack in hopes of pulling us away from God, trying to get us to stop believing, but I am confident in God and I will not turn away. I know you are with me on this, dear sister, and I praise His Name with you.
For who He is.
For what He does.
Because He is.
Amen!

Nancy M. said...

I am so glad to hear that your church has pulled together in this time of crisis! I'm saying a prayer for y'all!

RCUBEs said...

At times like that, turning to Him is the only way to go! Glad to know that your church has become stronger and more united in His love...Praying for God's protection and discernment for you and your church. God bless you.

petrii said...

Beth,
God is so faithful and I know that He is lifting you up in His Presence as He ministers in this situation.

Love you friend,
Dawn

~ Being Woven said...

Our faithful and trustworthy God is the very foundation upon which we stand. The way things look are not the way things are through God's eyes. He is doing a work in the Body of Christ when they (we) are committed and obedient to Him.
Father, rain down Your blessings upon this body. Thank You for the unity and prayerfulness of Your people. Shed light where there is darkness. Your Light changes every bit of darkness into light. Praise You, LORD.

Loren said...

This is a testimony of Praise and Faithfulness! Of your congregation and of the LORD. You ALL have come together and Praised Him in the storm, in the midst of suffering and HE has turned your mourning into dancing and shown HIS Faithfulness.....Amen! Still believing with you ~ knowing the Lord will continue to show HIMSELF Strong! Waiting for more testimonies :)

Love you Beth!

Nana Jul said...

Your prayers are a sweet aroma, like incense before the LORD!! He hears everyone of them. Ps 141:1-2
O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice!
I believe with you that God will work many more miracles there!! Stand firm!!

Faith Imagined said...

Your church sounds amazing! I am sending a prayer your way!

LisaShaw said...

Precious Beth,

Continuing to pray for your church and the health concerns. GOD is in the midst. May HIS peace, comfort and healing touch pour down upon everyone.

Much love.