Wait For It

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

O-bservation:

This was a prophecy that, at the time, even confused the Prophet. But in speaking of the end, and the future calamities of those who do not follow Jesus, he was absolutely correct. All there is to do is ... "Wait For It!"

A-pplication:

Now I'd like to do a 180 on you with this passage. What about you? What about your dreams, your visions, your desired outcomes? The truth is, the Bible tells us that God wants to give us the very desires of our heart if we put Him first (Ps. 37:4). In fact, why would God give you a vision if He didn't want you to have it? In order to have it, you'll have to put everything you have into achieving this dream. Long hours, long strategies, sacrifices, and willpower. However, if you're willing to do the heavy lifting God will do the part you can't do. Just "Wait For It!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm not giving up on my dreams! You have them, I'm going to strive to reach them, and then "Wait For It!" Amen
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Make A Note Of It

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 2:2
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”

O-bservation:

In some ways, you could say that Habakkuk began his ministry complaining. With each complaint, God gave a stern and prompt reply. Here, after his second complaint, Habakkuk said, “I’m going to stand on the top of the ramparts of the city and wait to hear what God says.” God said in reply, “I’m going to speak but get ready to Make A Note Of It.”

A-pplication:

Many years ago, as a young man, I was in Sacramento, California, in the living room of one of my heroes, Dick Eastman, the great author on the subject of PRAYER. He had just gone to work as the associate to Dr. Jack McAllister, the founder of World Literature Crusade. He told me, “Rich, on several occasions, I’ve traveled to other countries with him. During the night, in the dark, I hear him praying and writing things down in the dark. In the morning, there are many small post-it notes with his handwriting on them. They are strewn everywhere on the floor between our two beds. He gathers them up and logs them into a notebook. Dick said that one day he asked him about the notes. Dr. McAllister said, “These are the words the Lord gives me in the night. I don’t want to forget them, so I write them down.” Is it any wonder that today, over sixty-five years after it was founded, World Literature Crusade is still flourishing worldwide under Dick Eastman’s ministry? When the Lord speaks to you, my friend, always remember to “Make A Note Of It.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I thank You for Your words to me from early childhood until even now. You have been so faithful to speak direction into my life. I ask that You help me do even better at making a note of it. I don’t want to miss a single word. Amen
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When You Think Jesus Isn’t Listening

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 1:2a
How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?

O-bservation:

The prophet Habakkuk prayed, but he was sure the Lord wasn’t listening to his prayers based upon this opening statement. In his short prophecy, Habakkuk had two complaints in his prayer to the Lord, and the Lord gave him two answers to his complaints. In the end, Habakkuk said, “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights” (3:19). Jesus’ response to Habakkuk’s complaints let the prophet know that the Lord was listening.

A-pplication:

Sometimes, “When You Think Jesus Isn’t Listening,” the truth is He never misses a word you speak. He’s always listening. But, and here’s the thing, He’s not always going to respond immediately to what you’re saying because His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. I want to assure you that He is God and because He is He hears every prayer of every person on the planet intimately, at the same time. He’s not confused, or rattled, or trying to think it through to decide. NO! He knows before you ask and knows the answer before you ask, but when you and I ask the time isn’t always right for Him to respond. Wait on the Lord. When you wait for Him, in time, He will answer you, even “When You Think Jesus Isn’t Listening.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I’m so glad that You hear every thought and prayer I ever think or utter. I’m grateful that You will respond in Your way and in Your time. One thing I know is, “You’re Always Listening!” Amen
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What You’ve Done Before, Please Do It Again

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 3:2
Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.

O-bservation:

The people of Judah in Habakkuk’s day were on the brink of destruction. The people of Babylon were on the march, and certainly Judah was in harm’s way. Here Habakkuk begs the Lord to see the miracles he had heard about in history performed in his day. In effect he was praying, “Lord, What You’ve Done Before, Please Do It Again.”

A-pplication:

Have you ever asked God to perform something great, like you had heard He did in history? Or what about someone who had a present-day miracle, and because you know them and heard them testify you know it’s true. When you’ve witnessed something like that, have you ever said “Lord, What You’ve Done Before, Please Do It Again?” I know I have. To be real honest, I’ve actually had God work miracles on my family’s behalf. In fact, if God had not given us a continual series of miraculous interventions we certainly wouldn’t be alive today. God really is real. Like the old song says, “He’s the same God today as He was way back then.” So today, why not join with Habakkuk and me and just pray, “Lord, What You’ve Done Before, Please Do It Again!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I know You Have Your timing for things to work out, but things sure are heating up on my end. Please Jesus, “What You’ve Done Before, Please Do It Again.” Amen
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Wait For It

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

O-bservation:

This was a prophecy that, at the time, even confused the Prophet. But in speaking of the end, and the future calamities of those who do not follow Jesus, he was absolutely correct. All there is to do is ... "Wait For It!"

A-pplication:

Now I'd like to do a 180 on you with this passage. What about you? What about your dreams, your visions, your desired outcomes? The truth is, the Bible tells us that God wants to give us the very desires of our heart if we put Him first (Ps. 37:4). In fact, why would God give you a vision if He didn't want you to have it? In order to have it, you'll have to put everything you have into achieving this dream. Long hours, long strategies, sacrifices, and willpower. However, if you're willing to do the heavy lifting God will do the part you can't do. Just "Wait For It!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm not giving up on my dreams! You have them, I'm going to strive to reach them, and then "Wait For It!" Amen
Read more...
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