For your waste and desolate places and your land marked by ruins— will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
Yet as you listen, the children that you have been deprived of will say, ‘This place is too small for me; make room for me so that I may settle.’
Then you will say within yourself, ‘Who fathered these for me?
I was deprived of my children and unable to conceive, exiled and wandering— but who brought them up? See, I was left by myself— but these, where did they come from?’”
-Isaiah 49:19-21 (HCSB)
What God has in mind for his people is enlargement. We are going to need a new house. Children are on the way. Are we prepared?
While you have been in what has seemed to be the most unfruitful season, God has been growing you on the inside, in the unseen places, underground. Lack of sustenance has caused your roots to grow.
The past troubles will soon be in the distant past. You were once full of trouble, now it will be a distant memory. What you were preoccupied with, will soon be out of focus and in the background.
You have been fruitful in your down time, but you don’t see it, because you have been seeing the lack, rather than the investment. God’s investment in you is about to pay off, and you are going to need more room for it. Get ready to open your eyes and see a magnificent surprise, from the Lord.
Before we see and recognize abundance, God had already been moving. We have been in a haze and a fog of transition from death to life, while God has been conceiving the new.
You will be astonished at what God will do. When God does something, it is over and above what we could imagine. God is abundant.
Astonishment is what we are about to live in. We are about to come into a season of astonishment. You will be amazed. You will be speechless. You will experience wonderment.
God has abundance in store for us, in this life here on earth, that we are about to meet. Winter is about to change into Spring. We will be so alive, that it will feel like we were dead before, or just on life-support. We will be so awake, that it will seem like we had been sleeping before.
We are about to become so fruitful that we will say, “where did all this fruit come from?” God has been working, behind the scenes. It’s not you, it’s favor, it’s God’s grace.
______________________________The artwork above is from Marina Kanavaki, As Above So Below.
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