We plot and plan far ahead into the future. Most of us invest our time and money to prepare for a later time. Shouldn’t we stop for a moment and ask, “ How does God want us to view our future? Can we confidently trust Him?” God’s desire for us is to succeed in life. He wants the destiny that He plans for you and me to become reality.
From the beginning of time, God has made known His glory to all mankind through His creation, prophets, and signs. Long before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah foretold Jesus’ coming. He gave a glimpse of the coming king [Christ Jesus], a peek at the peace and joy that His birth would one day bring to earth.
(Isaiah 7:14) “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Which literally means; “God is with us”.
“Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.”
I continued praying, “Please Lord help me to trust you more. I believe in you Lord, help me to overcome my unbelief!” On some days, I was content – trusting was as natural as breathing my next breath. On other days I was dragging and felt the strain of the journey. Yet joy and peace were always available. The choice was mine to find them and so I searched for them, these two promised treasures.
Often these gifts of peace and joy were discovered growing in the most lonely and sad places. But those lonely moments were the most precious moment of my life because it was during those times that I learned so much about God and was drawn closer and closer to Him. The results were rewarding and the desire to know the light was increasing in my heart.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this journey, my dreams and visions were predicting what was going to happen in my life and the lives of those around me. I began to recognize the pattern and realized that, though it is an honor to be given a glimpse of the unknown future, it might be scary to others to know of events ahead of time. I asked the Lord over and over, “Why do you give me these glimpses of the future?” Through reading His word I began to understand these truths and reasons:
* God is always in control.
* I am encouraged to trust
Him and be faithful.
* I can use what God
reveals as a tool to share
the good news.
* God is the final judge.
It is a precious gift from God to be shown a brief part of what is to happen. But when I gaze anxiously into the future, I don’t feel the strong grip of the Lord holding me. I would be a fool if I were ever to forget this one thing – the Lord is the one who sustains every moment of my life. I cannot lose sight of His presence with me. I must turn my eyes to Him, the one who gives me rest.
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”(Psalms 62:5-8)
My husband and I were in awe at the things God was revealing to me through every hidden treasure and dream. We were amazed by the magnitude of God’s love and rejoiced and praised Him for his glorious gifts.
I was excited and unashamed to share with everyone the greatness of God’s love. Sometimes I was getting too anxious. I thought, “Why is God not revealing His truth to other people? Why is it taking so long?” But I learned through His word that He will reach everyone in His time, not ours. I was honored that He chose me. Yet I wanted the same gifts for my loved ones.
(Philippians 4:6) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Every time we thank the Lord for his provisions and blessings, we take a stand as a child of God and acknowledge Him as our Heavenly Father. When we bring our sacrifice of thankfulness and gratitude, we see His abundant blessings in our lives.
Though I do sometimes get a peek of what is to come, I still don’t know what the future holds for me. But one thing I know for sure – I know the One who is holding my future. My sovereign Lord will show me the steps ahead in His time.
If we listen in silence, read the Bible, and follow the Lord’s instruction, He will undoubtedly speak to us and will show us a glimpse of His glory. Though the Bible was written 2,000 years ago, our lives still fit right into it. All those stories in the Bible are no different than our stories today. God gave them visions and dreams just as He gives us now. We’re His people just as they were. And like them, all we can do is find favor in His eyes.
Have you ever had a glimpse of the future through dreams or other signs? If you haven’t and you desire God to show you some kind of signs for future, simply ask Him. Then be on the lookout, for the Lord your God will give you a glimpse His glory.
I will meet you right here next time. Have a glorious week!