WAITING FOR THE PROMISE - Bethsheba Muchiri

When my dear friend invited me to write for her blog, I thought and felt like it was all a mistake. This is simply because I am not yet a wife, neither am I in a relationship. However, through her encouragement I chose to honour her and share one or two lessons that the Holy Spirit is teaching me in my season.


How should we Wait?

1.With Endurance

I will use the scripture verse in 1 Peter 5:10-11 (AMPC) 

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the dominion (power, authority, rule) forever and ever. Amen (so be it).

Firstly we ought to wait with great endurance. In order to clearly understand the verse above you need to read the previous verses so as to have the full context of the scripture. The Bible admonishes us to be vigilant and cautious at all times so that we can resist the devil who roams around like a lion seeking for who to devour. The verse goes on to charge us to withstand him and be firm in faith in the knowledge that brethren throughout the world are facing similar suffering. Then follows the reference verses in the given context.
I would like to put waiting for a godly spouse in this context. You realize that the enemy, the devil will throw his fiery darts of lust, idolizing marriage, sexual pervasions to you as a single lady during this phase of waiting. However, as we endeavour to beat our bodies and make them subject to the truth of God’s Word, we are enduring a worthwhile suffering. But I love the encouragement stated in our reference scripture that says: “after we have suffered a little while the God of all grace who has called us unto His eternal glory will Himself complete and make us what we ought to be, establish and ground us securely and strengthen and settle us.” Ultimately, the LORD gets all the glory from and through our lives.

2.With Hope and Expectation

Secondly, we should wait with joyful hope and expectation. And why is this? Because the character of our heavenly Father, who rewards our heart’s desires (including that of a husband) is a God of all grace. He imparts with all blessing and favour. He is faithful and dependable. He loves to give good gifts to His children and there’s nothing good that He shall withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Another scripture in James 1:17 says that “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” Marriage being His own idea is a gift He delights in bestowing upon His children. Therefore, in our waiting, we can wait in joyful hope and expectation assured that our heavenly Father has the best of our interests at heart. And in the fullness of time He will make all things beautiful and certainly favour you with the gift of a God-fearing man.

Finally my dear sisters, let our minds and hearts be set on the LORD during our waiting who is the perfecter of our Faith. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to work on our hearts which are His home as He prepares us for the marriage of the Lamb which will be more glorious than anything we could ever experience here on earth. This way, the waiting season becomes a joy and a season of constant devotion to our King and Bride groom.
Know that the LORD loves you with an everlasting love and He has drawn you unto Himself with His loving kindness.

Shalom

About the author



Hey! My name is Bethsheba Muchiri a young lady who is passionate about God.
Having been changed by God’s immense  grace revealed in His salvation for my soul, I endeavor to share the same grace with all those I encounter. I am especially passionate about young people and how they can live their lives for God. I love mentoring young girls in finding their true identity so as to overcome esteem issues. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, travelling and making friends.
I am an environmentalist by profession, a strong advocate of conservation through the wise use of the natural resources we have at our reach. I do this through writing and engaging forums on proper stewardship of our environment.


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