Praise God!! Good Morning Everyone!
Our hearts are so filled with amazement, joy and praise this morning! We are seeing God open doors that no man can shut! We are seeing God place us exactly where he wants us. Even in those first few days that God put Pastor Rick and I together we spoke about the vision God had for us and as he expanded the vision, we wrote down what he spoke to us and we prayed. He began opening one door at a time. He sent us here, and we were faithful. We moved us there, and we where faithful, He sent us somewhere else and we were faithful, and over and over the pattern began. He started linking us up with precious people for His plan and purpose!
1I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Are you standing upon your watch and are you watching to see what he will say to you? It takes a diligent and willing heart to hear Gods plan for you, it won’t come by accident. You have to make the decision, that you want to set yourself apart from the things of this world and you WANT to hear what he will say to you. The next part of this verse is ” and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” In other words, what will your reaction be if God wants you to make changes in your life, if he wants you to lay down a certain habit you have, or go to a certain church that is alot further away than where you are going now. Maybe he even wants you to change the people you are associating with now…. What will your reaction be when you do hear God’s voice?
2And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
The Lord spoke to Habakukka to write the vision and make it plain. When God begins to speak to you about His Plan and Purpose for your life you need to take notice. You need to WRITE IN DOWN! I tell you that this is a very important step for a believer, who really wants to walk step by step in the plan and purposes of God. He usually will not give you the whole vision at once, He will give you the first step. When you do this and you speak the vision with others, they will come beside you and run with you. We have seen this happen so much in our lives, Especially in the last few months.
3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
I want to share with you what God has done in our lives and show you how important this verse is! This verse is true and we are a living testimony of it. I was single for 13 years and believed God with all my heart for my “Godly Husband”. I spoke it continually and prayed without ceasing. He did not show up exactly when I had expected him or on those lonely nights when I desired a companion, BUT he came at the APPOINTED TIME. Then even as we got married and God gave us a vsion for our family, marriage and ministry things did not happen over night!! They had an APPOINTED TIME!! It is a little over a year and half ago that God began to put the vision for our ministry together. He gave us the first step and we did it, then the next and then the next and so on. This week we entered into the beginning of the fullness of what God has for us!! I prayed about a month ago during worship and said, Lord I know you have called Rick and I into fulltime ministry, I release it to you right now to do whatever you want. I went into my job the next morning and my employer spoke to me about being laid off because the business had slowed down….. WOW!! That was the beginning of the NEW that God had for us at this time! Again it didn’t come when I thought it would but here it is. We begin the new, this Sunday as we hold our FIRST service in our new church/thrift store building. God has given us a building to have a thrift store to not only help finance the ministry , but mainly as a tool to minister to people on a daily basis! We are not even opened yet and have had people come in and ask for prayer! It is AWESOME!!! Then on the other side of the building is the church!! God has also brought help from the sanctuary!
4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
It is a walk of Faith to find out what God has for you to do and then start taking those steps one at a time! Believe me, as you do this he will be right there providing what you need. We moved into the new building and didn’t know why the water wasn’t on, we weren’t aware that we needed to set up an account with a desposit. Well when we went down there and found out how much the deposit was, it was more than in the bank account, BUT GOD!!! He had it covered and supplied the need!
11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
I want to encourage you today that God has a plan for you, and it is a GOOD plan. It is a plan for your welfare, your peace. He has a final outcome in mind. You just need to want it and seek after it with all your heart! And once you start and you receive the vision from the Lord, write it down, hold fast to it and NEVER let go of it, because though the vision tarry wait for it, for it will surely come!
Below are a couple of pictures of the church and the thrift store in progress. We have Church service on Sundays at 2 pm with free dinner served afterwards, Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 we serve free hot meals to anyone who comes and then at 6pm we have a Recovery in ChristClass for those who are Recovering from any addictions and seeking biblical study on that subject. Then on Thursday evening we have our mid-week service at 7 pm. We also are connected with the ministry that feeds the hungry at the park also on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Zephyrhills. And the thrift store is in progress and should be up and running in a short time.
We would love you to come visit at anytime.
God Bless You,