Three years ago, Kieren and I were in Queenstown together, and we ended up walking around some of Lake Wakatipu
During that time, we started to dream about owning our own home and also speaking life into the areas that had been prophesied and spoken over us, years before, but then, seemed like dry bones in the wilderness
Yet, this weekend, just gone, Kieren and I were back in Queenstown again, and as we walked around Lake Wakatipu, God reminded me of those prayers, those pleas, and those declarations from three years ago. He showed me that His goodness knows no bounds and that even words that He spoke to me nearly fifteen years ago are about to come to pass
Friends, I want to encourage you this morning to never give up on God because His timing is perfect. Whilst it may be hard to hold onto God’s promises when you can’t see how or when they will come to pass, what is essential is having the faith to believe that they will – no matter how long it takes
This Sunday – 27th June – together with an incredible team, Kieren and I will be launching “Hope Waiuku”. This again will be the fulfilment of words God spoke to me over twelve years ago. There have been times when I thought that this day wouldn’t arrive, and other times, when I thought that it was about to happen, but I look back now, and I can see why next Sunday is God’s timing for us to launch a church
It can be so easy to push open doors to try and ‘make” things happen, just because we think it’s the right time, but when we truly reflect on these things, can it be that we are trying to do these things in our own strength?
Ecclesiastes says there is a time for everything under Heaven. In other words, if God has written it within our books, then it will come to fruition. The question simply remains, of whether we trust in God enough to let go of what we want, and also, when we want it to happen
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”Ecclesiastes 3:1