Don’t Stop Believing

“And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years….But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John….Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.””
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Luke‬ ‭1:6-7, 13, 24-25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

There’s no such thing as too late with God.

The odds against you do not matter.

Wait actively – pray in the wait.

Don’t stop praying.

Even when in doubt, pray. Praise also.

When it feels like your prayers will not be answered, praise, praise & worship some more.

Keep on asking. Don’t stop seeking. Keep knocking.

The doors will open.

The doors WILL open.

Your prayers do not fall on deaf ears. There’s an appointed time for its fulfilment. The answer is held back for a Wonderful reason.

Zecharias & Elizabeth waited a long time. Their answer came at a time when it was no longer biologically possible. Had they never had to wait, they wouldn’t have been the ones who birthed and raised the one who ushered in The One who bought us a new covenant with God through the sacrifice of Himself.

Don’t stop believing.

Your Accent Betrays You…

Group of people holding flag up

I remembered this morning a scene a friend of mine told me about. After a few years in England she returned to her country in Africa to reside for a season. Some day a young girl walked up to her and asked “you are not from here are you?” My friend was surprised and asked why she said this. She responded saying “well, your outfit’s different, your accent is different and you say please and thank you.” LoL.

It’s amazing how much you can pick up from observing a person. Just by our accent you could almost tell which country one grew up or live, what part of that country, and sometimes the sort of people we hang out with. I wonder how much people glean from watching me. After an observation of my life, if someone said to me “you are not from here are you?” I’d like their response to my “why do you say that?” be: “well, you are patient and compassionate, hard-working, gentle, joyful, peaceful, kind, disciplined and you show love.”

I pondered on these things today as I have been thinking lately of how much of Today’s Christianity is based on fame, church attendance and or activities, titles and ordinations, etc and so less on the Character of the people. Let’s not forget the most important thing: “In Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, what counts is a new creation” (Gal 6:15).

I’m from Zion xx