I will attempt to describe ‘spiritually” what many of us are going through right now.
For those who have had children and those who were apart of the birthing;
Do you remember vividly the time that came during hard labor? The time where you wanted to get off that bed irrationally and run, when the midwives all said to push!?
I sense that is where many of us are right now spiritually.
We are great with child and the pains have become very great and suddenly you say, “I don’t want to do this any more!?
Thanks be to God, for those dear midwives and husbands in the room that kept bringing our mental and spiritual focus back to the task at hand!
Going through all the pain, pressure, and the sound of the next command; The PUSH!! We want to run from the PUSH betwixt and between, when the PUSH is what brings the release!
How often do we labor in prayer and travail of the soul, and suddenly have the sensation of, “I don’t want to do this no more!”
Thanks be to God for those The LORD has placed in our lives! What makes no sense to our soul, and spirit at the time, when our flesh wants to run and hide!
It is in these times of great travail and transitions that makes us so uncomfortable, unsure, insecure so that our irrational behavior is turned way up!
I thank God for those who know when to intervene in our lives in prayer and giving words to thoughts when things are so overwhelmingly unclear! None want to admit gnawing fear and faith unknown, in this painful process.
Yet these precious saints know when the proper words, strategy, and prayers applied will bring clarity, as we make no sense for only a moment in time.
For it is the result of all the labor and travail of soul that brings into existence something divine.
For when Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Ghost she was impregnated with the divine at the right time.
So, it is true today, everything we are, we be, we become, is to press into the delivery of the promised destiny, that you shall shortly hold in your arms! Identity and destiny for the promises came forth from the beginning of time.
Take up that identity, swaddle it in your arms, for the promise of destiny has come. ~ Selah
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith The LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. For thus saith The LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of The LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.” Isaiah 66:7-14 KJV
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” Revelation 12:1-6 KJV
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey