Gods' Word Is Never Void

So here I was, driving down the Bass Highway, in a full on ugly, ugly cry. Complete with boogers.

Sometimes, even though you have been pressing into a matter, have been warned that it will happen, and are expecting it, the timing that God chooses to deal with it, can both take you by surprise and seem like a bit of an inconvenience; even in all its glory…

Thankfully, I remembered I had a one of those cans of tissues that fit into the cup holders in the car? Otherwise it would have been a complete disaster!

What just happened, was God had shown me a picture of myself at the age of 2, sitting on a seat or a box or something; and kneeling down in front of this 2-year-old me was Jesus, putting tiny little white slippers on my feet.

I have been working with Father to find the breakthrough point on an issue for ten months- and counting. Recently, the focus has switched from looking for a physical source for breakthrough, to a specifically spiritual source. This should have been my go-to from the beginning, but my focus went from Jesus to ‘diet and exercise’, and honestly, that was my biggest mistake.

As the process of focusing my eyes back on Jesus for the source of the breakthrough for this issue strengthened, I was still thinking that there was only one thing that needed fixing. I had hit a wall back in November, and that wall needed to be broken.

It turns out that the thing that I wanted fixed, was not the source of the problem. What God has done, there at 110kms/hour on the Bass Highway, has the potential to deal with things in my life that far outstrip the one issue that I thought I was dealing with…

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” Isaiah 55:8-13 (NIV)

I wanted a wall broken. He has not broken a wall. Instead, by showing me that picture of Him putting white slippers on the feet of me as a 2-year-old, He has sovereignly taken action at the source of not just the issue I wanted dealt with, but very possibly, every single issue that I have been battling since early childhood.

The challenge that I had been set at the beginning of this most recent journey was the key. Was I prepared for Jesus to deal with the real root cause of the problem, not just what I thought was the issue. Was I prepared to allow God to be God, to get out of the way and let Him do what He saw fit to address what He wanted to address.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

It is one of God’s most amazing promises, that verse in Isaiah 55:11, where He says “…my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” It means that anything He has ever said to us will come to pass, and if we can trust water to make the flowers grow, without seeing the process happen, then we can trust the words that He speaks to us to happen.

The reason I’m so excited about this is because this is something that although it seems like a short journey (only 10 months), I think it is the beginning of the fulfillment of a long list of things that I have been contending for, for nearly 10 years.

Each of us have different things that we are waiting with God for. We have something that we have not yet seen the fulfillment of His word to us for.