Sometimes God says No

Have you ever received a No from God? Are you walking through a no? 

Sometimes God tells us no.

 “Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.””

38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take away the stone,” he said.

“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” // John 11: 1-6, 38-44

When Jesus heard the Lazarus was dying, he said no. He waited. He did not rush to heal him, and answer the request of Mary and Martha. Jesus kept doing what He was doing. 

Why? 

To do something greater. There was a greater door that was going to open. Jesus waited, and then showed his power. 

There are many times in our lives when we think we are hearing so clearly form God. That He wants something from us, wants us to act, or that something MUST be from Him. 

And then, we get a No. 

When God gives us a no, it is only to open a greater door. 

Have you gotten a No? 

This no will pave a way for a great YES in your life!! Do not wrestle with the no, but wait for the greater yes to come! 

Answered Prayer

Has God answered your prayer?

Did you cry out to the Lord and He moved you? Has he moved you into a better, new, free place? But have you found out that this place comes with challenges? Have you waited for children and now you know the WORK behind them?Did you want to start your own business but now you have the reality of it?! Did you wait for marriage and now you are seeing the challenges with it?!

Has he answered your prayer but now you are in the place of the challenges that come with that answered prayer?
“Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the Lord heard everything they said. Then the Lord’s anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. Then the people screamed to Moses for help, and when he prayed to the Lord, the fire stopped. After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from the Lord had burned among them there. Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!” The manna looked like small coriander seeds, and it was pale yellow like gum resin. The people would go out and gather it from the ground. They made flour by grinding it with hand mills or pounding it in mortars. Then they boiled it in a pot and made it into flat cakes. These cakes tasted like pastries baked with olive oil. The manna came down on the camp with the dew during the night.” Number 11:1-9
We remember.
“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted.”
Do remember the time that the challenges were not there?
We can look at the promises that God has fulfilled in our lives and we can start zoning in on problems of it. We forget the preceptive we had when we were on our knees begging for that promise.
 You forget the bondage you were in and now the freedom you have!!!
 Change your perceptive.
 We must understand like the nation of Israel, yes, they had that food but they were in bondage. You may have had certain things but you were in BONDAGE and now you are FREE.
Your promise has been fulfilled!!
Remember where God has brought you.

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