Our time in Scotland was a flurry of unceasing activity and I barely had any time to stop and breath let alone write a blog. It was a nice feeling being so involved with ministry that by the end of the day, we were exhausted. So, I did not write anything while I was in Scotland, but my wife is amazing and somehow found time. Now, we are at the next stop on our trip Newcastle, England, but I thought I would write a retro blog about two things while I had a little time to sit and reflect on our Awesome Father!
The first is that it was just a blessing to be in Scotland. We were welcomed in such a mighty way and never got a negative glance. We got to encourage, strengthen, and pray for so many people and this was not even a place we planned on coming. At the beginning, God told us to look for the open doors and go there along the way. This was such a wide open door that it did not even appear to have one. It truly was a blessing to be in Scotland, and we know that God used us to bless many people.
While we were there, I got to share several times a message God gave me while we were landing in Edinburgh. I did not get a prophetic vision like my wife (which she shared earlier in a blog titled Lighthouse of Life), but these two messages working together, hers and mine, blessed many people. God spoke the word to me to remind the people of Scotland that He is Faithful! The promises that He has spoken will come about, it just takes our faith and patient perseverance until it happens (Hebrews 6:12). The people in Scotland have been praying the promises of God into existence for so long. We met so many small fiery prayers groups who were all contending for God to come and do a mighty work in their land. How many years of prayer did it take for God to bring about freedom from slavery? How many were praying that this would be ended that we will never know or hear of? These faithful prayers prepared the way for God to move mightily. They are praying that God will send revival to their country and to Europe with the same fervor and expectation.
Just as I reminded the people of Scotland of the Faithfulness of God and the surety of His promises coming about, I want to mind you as well. It seems that as we go throughout this life, the thorns of this world grow up and choke out the fruit from the promises God has made to us or given us through His Word. The cares of this world, deceitfulness of riches, and pleasures of this life choke out the fruit that the promises of God wants to bring about in our lives. Gods promises will always come about, but it depends on our continued faith and perseverance as to the timing and fruitfulness of these promises (Luke 8:14-15).
So, hold on to every promise of God as if your life depends on it, because it does. Never let the lack of seeing things happen hinder you from believing and praying that the promises of God will come about. Trust and obey what God has said to you and never let anything else keep you from bearing the fruitful reward of His promises in your life!!! Never accept any less than the very best, the promises of God being fulfilled completely in your life and the lives of all you are around!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!