His Beatitude Sir Godfrey Gregg DD
His All Holiness Patriarch and Bishop of Starlight of Israel, Her Beatitude Crowned Queen Abbess of Trinidad and Tobago, Clergy, brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings
“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines…Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:17–18
We all have dreams and goals that God has placed in our hearts, things we’re believing for, situations we’re praying will turn around. These promises start off like seeds. They don’t come to pass overnight. There’s always a period of waiting involved. From the time we pray till the time we see it come to fulfillment, that’s called the trial of our faith. This is when many people get discouraged and give up. They start believing the negative thoughts, “It’s never going to happen. It’s taken too long.” Now, that seed is lying there dormant, but it’s still alive. It still has potential. You have to do your part and start watering the seed. The way you water it is by thanking God in advance and declaring His Word. You can’t wait until you receive the promise. You have to thank God that the answer is on the way!
Just like when you plant seeds or any crop. You must plant in a certain season and in a certain soil. The people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines know the season to plant and the types of crops to plant. There is a preparation of the soil and then the watering of the soil before planting. Therefore the process with faith will yield production. In all that we do we still have to wait for the results or the reaping of the crops.
If no rain, it means no produce and some times your crops are stolen. Therefore, we have to be very vigilant in the natural as in the spiritual if, we are to reap the good of the land.
Today, no matter what you are facing, know that God is greater than all of it. He has the answer and is working for your good behind the scenes. All through the day say, “Father, thank You that whatever I touch prospers, and succeeds. Thank You that Your favour surrounds me like a shield.” Thank God in advance, water those seeds of faith, and take hold of every promise He has for you! He will never leave you nor forsake you, just believe Him to fulfill His word.
Father, today we choose to rejoice in You. No matter what our circumstances look like, we know You are greater than my circumstances. We know and trust that You are working behind the scenes to fulfill every one of Your promises in Jesus’ name. Amen.