We just started a 6-week Bible Reading Plan with our student ministry and today was the first day. Our reading today was Genesis chapters 1 and 2.
As I was reading this morning in Genesis 1 about the creation of the heavens and earth, I really zeroed in on the fact that when God made something, there were only 2 steps in the process. He spoke it, And It Was So. There are 6 times in the NIV that it read, “And it was so.” All of those following something that God spoke. How powerful! God spoke and it happened. He spoke a word and there was existence, there was light, there was oxygen, there was earth, grass, trees, animals, human beings…
From the beginning of time, God has been speaking and each time He speaks, there is always a “And It Was So” moment.
As I was thinking about that this morning, I just felt like maybe someone needed to be encouraged today. You’ve been praying about some things and wondering if it will ever come to pass and the Lord wants you to know that in due time, you are going to come into a “And It Was So” moment or season and what you’ve been seeking God about is going to come to pass. Maybe you’re a mother that’s been praying for that prodigal son to come back home or maybe you’re a spouse trying to endure a broken marriage and wondering if it will ever work out again; maybe you’re in a season where things are not going well at your job and your future is uncertain; maybe you are feeling discouraged, defeated, depressed, anxious and hopeless. Maybe you feel like you’ve prayed so much you don’t know what to pray anymore and not sure if you have anything left to even keep praying.
If I can encourage you today, don’t give up. In due time, you are going to come into a “And It Was So” season and all those things you prayed and prayed about and weren’t sure if God was even listening, it will come to pass.
Galatians 6:7-9 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Keep sowing seeds and keep being obedient to God and He will take care of the outcome.
Psalms 126:5-6 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
You are coming into your “And It Was So” season. Don’t quit.
God bless and have a great day!