Good Monday Morning.
THE GOD OF MY TIGHT PLACE.
Hebrews 5:7-8 “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save Him from death, and he heard because of His reverent submission. 8. Although He was a son, He learned obedience from what He suffered.”
You see, there’s a part of God you’d never know until you’ve suffered. I do not necessarily mean physical suffering, but just this painful thing called “waiting”! I read some time ago that you can only appreciate healing if you’ve been sick. However, how do you explain healing to someone who has never been ill? He just wouldn’t understand it.
I know we’d rather want God to be the God of our abundance and blessings, but what about our tight places? If you can, please watch(or get) the message titled “The God of my tight places” by T.D Jakes; it will change your life! As I watched this particular message alone in the comfort of my room, all I could think about was how it was impossible for any Human being to understand and speak to others about God remaining the God of their tight place. It cannot be flesh and blood that reveals such; only the spirit of God!
He went ahead to use Jesus, our Lord and savior as an example. When Jesus asked 3 of his closest disciples to come to the wilderness with him and pray because He was greatly distressed, He was shocked to find them sleeping. He shouldn’t have been! This was the same time He prayed that the cup should pass over Him, but God the father showed Him that He remains the God of His (our) wilderness, the God of His (our) dryness.
Jesus probably thought having close ones around will ease the pain of what was soon to come- His crucifixion, but instead found out that no man can rescue you, only God can.
T.D Jakes also said something that hit me; he said that God will show you the end but not what you will go through in the middle. Jesus already knew that He was the son of God, He knew that He would be hung on a tree, He knew that He was to die to resurrect on the third day in order to save the world. However, when faced with the middle, the place of dryness, sorrow, pain, and death; He prayed and asked if He could escape; but quickly added that God’s will should prevail.
Come to think of it, Jesus would not be able to tell us about His resurrection without first telling us about His death!
And in so many ways, we’re like Jesus in his human state. God might have shown us the end, He might have told us that soon we the rejected stones will become the cornerstone; or that we’d be the father of many Nations; or that we’d have a fulfilling job; or that we’d be married to a man after His heart; or that we’d graduate no matter the financial constraints; or that we’d be healed of whatever disease; or that our husband will come back home; or that we would have eternal life. However, when we come face to face with the wilderness, the middle dry land before the promise; does God remain the God of our tight place?
He remains God in everything.
Perhaps, you’re in your own tight place right now; please remember that it’s for a little while before the promise. If He has shown you the end, then endure the middle.
Let Him remain the God of your tight place!
I originally posted this on my former blog and I can say that it’s a post that has helped me whenever it seems like the promise is far. I watched this message “The God of my tight places” again yesterday and it basically seemed like I’d never watched it before because I learned new lessons, please; I encourage you to get the message and listen to it over and over till it sinks. Waiting on the promise when the process seems unbearable somehow reminds me of a comment in our last post I can’t deal with myself where Phillipians 1:6 ‘Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ‘ was given as a reminder.
As I scheduled this post yesterday, I got notification on blogs that I follow and one really resonated with this lesson on believing and waiting on God in tight places. You can read it here on eziaha.com. I can’t even say in words things I’ve learned from reading Christian blogs. There’s just something about learning from people who also follow Christ.
GOOD NEWS! We will begin to have ITG Fridays from this week. This simply means I THANK GOD fridays, where we take time out to appreciate God for everything He has done and has promised to do. If you’d like to post sometime here and share your praise for God with us, email me firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you!
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Thanks for always reading! Do have a fulfilled week ahead!
Plenty plenty love, Mobolaji.