As impatient as I am, I can still say God’s timing is perfect. I love how He can communicate to us in so many ways; it could be through a scripture verse, a sermon, a social media post, or words of a person just to name a few.
This happened to me right when my spirit needed it the most. I was minding my business right when the word came to without me realizing I even needed it.
My family and I were watching an NBA game on Christmas when my sister-in-law said clear as day, “I just saw your baby.” I was confused because at the time I was leaning over and I thought she was referencing a food baby (we had just eaten not too long before) but no she was referencing an actual baby! She said she had a vision that a small boy (my brown skin, brown haired child as she described) was hanging near my feet as he learned to walk.
It’s crazy because it wasn’t a dramatic moment like you’d see in an episode of That’s So Raven when time froze or a movie scene where we heard God’s voice. But at that moment I felt such a peace that I knew the vision had to come from God. It was like a quiet whisper from Him that yes one day I would have a family and hey at least one boy (yay one less head of hair to worry about!)
So at this moment I’m nowhere near having a family or child but thanks to her vision I have a new promise to hold on to, just like Abraham.
“He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’” (Genesis 15:5)
Commentary: Just when Abram was despairing of ever having an heir, God promised descendants too numerous to imagine. God’s blessings are beyond our imaginations!
To think in one moment Abram went from the prospect of having no children to being a part of the ancestry that birthed the Savior of the Universe! How incredible!
But I’ve found when God reveals a promise or vision it isn’t necessarily around the corner. When God spoke in Genesis 15 about Abram’s descendants it wasn’t until Genesis 21 when Isaac was born, about 15 years later. God’s time is not our time.
“With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2 Peter 3:8)
And if you’ve been promised something but haven’t seen it come to fruition yet remember…
“God is not man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)
Hi! I'm Marilyn!