Joshua 24: 25,26,27 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.”
8 Now go, write it on a tablet before them
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may serve in the time to come
As a witness forever.
2 Then the LORD answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.
3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay
The Lord’s instructions are clear, as HE gives us a word we are to write it down, make it known, and reference it as it is a witness either for us or against us. Really depends on us, our actions, and our desires. The Habakkuk text always jumps at me, as HE demonstrates that God does speak to the individual, we are to write it down, and run with it. Although we may not even understand at the time what HE is telling us, it comes when the time is right. Whether that is through studying God’s word, hearing your pastor speak, or maybe even from a total strange who will say something that will fit exactly to what God has spoke to our hearts. HE also says to wait for it, and know it will surely come.
The first time in the Bible that it mentions someone who joined the holy family of Abraham is in Exodus 18 Jethro the father in law of Moses, a priest of many gods, high in clout in his community…heard how God had done many wonderful things, and delivered HIS people. Jethro joined Moses family and offered sacrifices to God, and became part of Isreal. Testimony of the Lord still is most powerful today! We need to write it down, we need to make sure that HE is getting all the glory, and always wait for HIM to open doors. HE will, HE knows who will benefit from our experience with HIM, and HE loves all the boasting about HIM self. We might never know on this earth who is touched, who will cry out in the dark to know or experience HIM like our accounts read. But I know that HE is never pointless. HE does not give us busy work to keep us out of the way. In my opinion, the waiting is not siting doing nothing, but waiting for HIS plan to open up in front of us, not our plan opening up in front of HIM.
Has God done great things in your sight? Have you written it down? Will you give it to someone else if the Lord asks you to do it? This is not about spreading the gospel, although we all should be doing that…its about being a tree that demonstrates HIS glory, and someone else can stand back and not see you, but say “Oh my! His/Her God is truly the one and only God, Look at the great things HE has done!”
12 responses to “Write it, Run with it, wait on HIM”
The word “commitment” kept popping into my mind as I read your post. Plus the word “covenant”. God is committed to us even more so. I love Him Darla
It is committment/covenant Papa! I think he wants us to write it so we won’t forget or we have a place to refocus on what he said..we are the ones that need reminded. I love HIM too! THere is none like HIM, and it does our heart good to remember it!
I know from experience that when I write it down, I will go back to it later! Sometimes for myself, sometimes for another person….
Such a good word here.
Wise words! There is a new revelation in God’s Word every time I ask Him to speak to my heart. There’s a story in the New Testament (John 6) about a great crowd that had come to listen to Jesus. He asked them to sit down (v.10). On. A. Grassy. Place.
I heard a sermon that taught that there were few grassy places in that region. And the message was that God had prepared THIS GRASSY PLACE for these who had come to listen.
Isn’t that AWESOME! We think we just happen into these Secret Places of listening to our Jesus. But He has prepared a place…a grassy place…for us to focus on Him. Thanks for the encouragement to write down the things He speaks to us. He is intentional.
I found your website on Beth’s blog and your words really touched my heart.
God has done so much in my life that it would take very, very, long to tell how much.
Steph- I know it works that way for me, and while running this race, there are so many distractions and some are very good services to the King,but not all what HE has already laid out to me, so it is good for me to have them written down, and stay focused.
twinkle-I love the “grassy places”, I love that HE not only calls me to sit and hear him, but also prepares a place to sit! God is so very totally awesome, and to think we sometimes miss all the special preps HE does just for us!
Laura R-I am very glad that you stopped by my blog, I am wondering if you are writing any of things down that God has done in your life. Maybe not for sale, but who knows…long after we are gone, our earthly possessions could be disposed of and those writings could land in a persons hand who really needs to know God does those sort of things…That would be so God to use that long after we are gone…hope you come back again 🙂
I used to keep a regular journal years ago. And for some reason I quit. I guess with the blog I do journal again.
Anyways..when my father in law had his quintuple bi-pass 4 years ago there were so many things happening that could not have happened without Gods intervention. I just can’t see it any other way. I wrote down everyone of them too! It’s powerful and humbling to re-read it all.
Hope you had a Happy Sunday!!
Love you so much!!!!
I love your heart for our God and His Word!
And I do echo the importance of writing things down. I normally write in a prayer journal during my quiet times … but that is so lengthy to wade through, I really should have a separate one for words from God!
TJ and I also have what we call our “Ebeneezer (sp?) Journal”–it’s a place to write down answered prayers and ways God has worked in our lives. It’s like the stones of remembrance in Joshua; something we and our children can look back on to strengthen our faith and rejoice at all God has done for us!
I have been writing alot lately, I tend to write when my mind is a blur of busyness and wanting to know what is next. God stops me and I take a minute or two and write.
Love you… Thank you for all the prayers. I so much needed them and I felt them here in CA.
Writing it down is true wisdom. I need to start keeping a journal again….if for nothing else for my kids and grand kids..so that they can see how the hand of God moved in our lives….thank you for this Darla..it’s wonderful!
Writing! As natural to me as breathing 🙂
My entire blog is writing down what God’s been doing in my life 🙂 I learned from my teenage years while writing poetry (hence the ‘poet’ in my name 😉 ) that if you didn’t write down the couple verses or the snatch of a thought when you had it thinking you could bring it up again then – poof! – it’s gone, never to return.
I’ve learned to write what he tells me, and I’ve found my prophetic voice to be much stronger when I write versus when I proclaim what he says…. I guess my love of English and natural strictness with language wins out there 🙂 (I mean, I’ve thrown out a couple books because they had too many typos and punctuation errors – and once I had a poem in hiatus for two years while I fretted wondering what was wrong with it – until I woke up with a revelation one night… and changed a comma to a semicolon, lengthening the beat: PERFECT!)
Your site is really looking good. You can create. Did you know writers with your skill are in high demand?
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