Not IF but WHEN

And Manoah said, “Now when your words come true, what is to be the child’s manner of life, and what is his mission?” Judges 13:12 ESV

Manoah, the father of Samson, did not ask the angel of the Lord out of disbelief, but out of a sincere faith. The emphasis in his question is on the word “when,” and it seems that there’s no doubt in his mind that this birth would take place. The only question was how his son would serve God in His Kingdom.

Today, God speaks primarily through His Word and in prayer. And when His Spirit prompts us that He is at work, the only possible answer is not “if” it will happen, but “when” it will occur. Our only possible response, then, is to ask how we can join Him in His work.

This is why we must treasure every moment of time that we have as a holy moment from the Lord. After all, He has allowed us to experience these things so we can use it later for His Kingdom. Even more, every gift of the Spirit is from Him, a good gift that brings Him glory. What a blessing!

So, stay in His Word. Experience the joy of His work in your life. Be ready to see Him at work and join Him. Ask not if, but when God will use you, and find ways to, out of your joy, glorify Him daily, showing love to Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Amen.

Pastor Fran

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