Waiting on God?

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. Lam 3:25 (KJV)

Many believe that waiting on the Lord means to wait on the Lord for the length of time that it would take for Him to move in our life. However, the Bible itself explains what it means to wait on the Lord.

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KNOW When YOU ARE at REST!

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KNOW when YOU ARE at REST!

While many understand the concept of Grace, Rest and Jesus Finished work there is a lot of confusion on how to know when you are ‘resting’ and not ‘doing’. Nerida shares and answers some of the most FAQ to help you to KNOW and EXPERIENCE REST for yourself!

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Taste and See God’s Provision for You!

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Psalm 23:5

Through Jesus finished work, God has already prepared the banquet table for you with everything you need for life and for godliness!

I love this Scripture verse in Psalm 23. Note that it says that the table is prepared in the “presence” and not in the “absence” of your enemies?! This means that:-

  • In the presence of Death there is Life.
  • In the presence of Brokenness there is Wholeness
  • In the presence of Sickness there is Health
  • In the presence of Lack there is Abundance…and…
  • In the presence of Barrenness there is Fruitfulness!

Unfortunately, many believers lack knowledge on what God has already freely provided so they are waiting for Him to do something for them. The truth is however, that the Father is waiting on them to come and taste (which means to partake) and see (which means to experience) what He has already prepared!

God wants you to experience what He has freely provided! But God is Love and He can only operate out of love so this means that He cannot force His will upon you. If you read the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 5 it says in the New Living Translation that love does not demand its own way. And The Message says love does not force itself on others. So even though the Father wants all men to be saved, He will not coerce or force His will upon anyone. He will however do everything possible to reach out and to show Himself strong to them.

This same truth applies to everything that Jesus purchased through His finished work such as healing, provison and fruitfulness. God won’t force you to receive His blessings. But He will do everything He can to help you! The nature of His Spirit is to woe, guide, teach and lead you into all truth and to show you He’s already prepared the way and given you everything you need for your breakthrough! He doesn’t want you to come to Him to earn but rather to learn what He has already done so that you can come, taste and see His goodness!

Remember always that God is looking to SHOW Himself strong to you. He is wanting to reveal His Salvation (which is healing, deliverance, provision, protection and fruitfulness) to you in every area of your life. He doesn’t want you to come and beg for the crumbs under the table but to come and partake in what He has already freely provided! Therefore, I encourage you to run to Him (not from Him) so that He can SHOW you how to cross the line from barrenness into fruitfulness in every area of your life!

(c) Nerida Walker 2013

If you would like more teaching on this, I have some audio messages available to help you:-

How to Let go and let God
How to receive from the Father
How to REST in God’s Plan for Your Pregnancy

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FAQ – I know what God’s Word says BUT how do I get it to manifest?

Question: I know what God’s Word says but how do I get it to work for me?

Let me answer this by sharing some of my own journey with you…

When my husband was first diagnosed as ‘sterile’, I received, believed and conceived the diagnosis of the doctor, ‘that we would never have a child of our own’. This diagnosis and other natural circumstances were more real to me than God and His healing power. I would constantly beg, plead and cry out for God’s help because I could see no way out of our situation. I saw Shaun and myself as a childless couple. Every baby, or pregnant woman was just a painful reminder of what I did not have and what I was told that I could not have. The more I focused on these natural circumstances, the more hopeless my situation would become – in my outlook and thinking!

I thank God that this was short lived! It was not long before I discovered this truth in His Word…

Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. Exodus 23:25-26(NIV)

When I discovered this truth, it became a shot of life to me BUT my feelings, thinking or circumstances did not change. In fact everything appeared to grow worse and because I did not know how to see that truth become reality in my life, I would let go of this truth and end up stuck in the natural realm. So I was constantly being torn between the natural circumstances and the truth of what God’s Word says.

It is important when we get stuck in the flesh like this that we can simply stop, wait and listen. Why try to ‘make God’s Word work’ when He Himself can show you what to do?! When I stopped ‘doing’ and started ‘listening’ He began to show me how to walk by what His Word says to remain in a place of rest and not walk by what my circumstances said. Now, when I say rest I mean to rest in God’s ability and not in our own abilities. At first this whole process was difficult for me, because up until that point I had only ever known how to walk by my feelings, emotions and by what my natural senses were telling me. Instead I had to keep God’s Word close to my heart because my natural thinking and analyzing would always get the better of me. I achieved this by meditating (which means to study, ponder, utter, mutter) on God’s truths regardless of how I felt and regardless of what the circumstances were. And you know what? Soon God’s truth became more real to me than my natural circumstances! I found that all the begging, pleading, striving and desperation left me! I also started to see myself with my victory (my baby) rather than without it. And what was happening to other couples (good or bad) no longer affected me because I knew God’s will for my own life and for my own family! I also found that what was happening each month in the natural (no positive pregnancy test) was no longer tormenting me or stealing my joy! And praise God, soon my natural circumstances began to line up with what I saw through the eyes of faith (what God’s Word said), and I conceived my first miracle baby!!! Shaun’s doctor could not believe it! When Shaun told him over the phone that I was PREGNANT he told him to drive to his office immediately! And do you know what he said? He told Shaun that because he was sterile it was impossible, and that there was no way that this could be his baby! But God has a great sense of humour because all 4 of our miracle children when born were the image of their father!

Now, you may not be desiring a baby, but what other “baby” are you desiring to conceive? Do you need healing, a financial or business breakthrough, or do you need victory over fear, depression, discouragement or something else along these lines? It does not matter what “baby” you are desiring to conceive. Your breakthrough in any area begins the same way – when you conceive the truth in God’s Word! God’s Word is His seed on this earth and is how we see His Kingdom grow and bear fruit in our lives.

When you know what God’s Word says regarding your situation, spend time in that truth, allowing it to grow and transform the way you think and the way you see your natural circumstances so that your circumstances can change! They may initially grow worse but regardless, don’t let go of the truth! I’m not talking about denying what is happening but there are times when we need to walk by God’s truth in spite of what is happening!

Remember that God’s Word is like a seed and it can take time for a seed to develop roots, grow and bear fruit. This is why it is so important not to let what is happening on the surface or natural realm to move you. There are no short cuts or quick fixes. Give God’s Word time to transform your thinking so that what His Word says becomes more real to you than what you are facing in the natural. And above all else continue to seek God for who He is and not just for the breakthrough you need, because when you know Him, then you have your breakthrough! He will personally bring His Word to life and show you how to apply it in a simple yet powerful way and on a daily level. So keep fixing your eyes on who He is because you will discover that with Him, nothing is ever impossible!

Copyright Nerida Walker 2013

If you would like more Answers for Infertility and other information to help you to walk in victory over childbearing (conception, pregnancy and birth) complications visit www.godsplanforpregnancy.com

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God is not the Author or Enforcer of Sickness or Disease!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. JAMES 1:17

God-is-goodGod is good—all the time! Sickness, disease or pain of any kind are not good gifts, and they never will be!

In the beginning, God created all things to be good (Genesis 1:31)! Sickness, disease, pain and death did not exist because God did not create them. So when God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were perfect—fearfully and wonderfully made. God had created them to be blessed, fruitful and healthy. Everything within our body was designed by God to function in full health with no complications of any kind. However, many believe that their bad health or medical condition is somehow God’s will, plan or is a situation that He has brought about so that He can teach them something. But nothing could be further from the truth! God’s Word tells us that we were created to be healthy. So if God was making us sick or withholding healing from us, this would mean that He was working against His own plan, and this simply does not make sense.

More often than not the reason we struggle with sickness or disease is as a result of physical complications in our bodies. This is not God’s doing but is the result of living in a fallen world. God never intended His children to be sick. But it is due to the fall, why many are now suffering with many different forms of sickness, disease and pain.

To be confident in the truth of who God is, you need only to look at His Son Jesus. Jesus came as God in the flesh. He revealed that the nature and character of God is only ever good. And to see God at work, we only need to look at Jesus (John 14:7). Jesus was God on the earth. He was the exact image and representation of the Father (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus clearly showed us that the works He did were the works of the Father. He sent Jesus to do good on this earth. In fact, Acts 10:38, NKJV, tells us that Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him”. Jesus never gave someone a sickness or disease. He touched people, healed them and removed their diseases.

Often, when people get sick, or die, God ends up getting the blame. But God created all things to be good.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. JOHN 10:10, NKJV

Jesus revealed throughout the New Testament that the devil is the enforcer of sickness and disease and that the nature and character of God is always to heal, deliver, set free, rescue and to protect. The devil may be the enforcer BUT God has the answer! He sent Jesus! He sent forth His Word and healed you, redeemed you and set you free (Psalm 107). So stop blaming God for what the devil or this fallen world has thrown at you and and instead Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith.

The price has already been paid and the victory already won for you!

Copyright IT IS FINISHED by Nerida Walker 2011

FAQ – How do I stop ‘doing’ and start ‘being’?

Question: You mentioned in a recent post that we need to stop ‘doing healing’ by working towards healing, instead we need to meditate on Jesus finished work until we ARE healed, which means that where we are walking in and experiencing healing. Do I just envision my breakthrough by meditating on His Word?

Answer: When you meditate on God’s Word and it comes to life and transforms your thinking you start seeing yourself healed. And when you walk in this new truth you then start experiencing the manifestation of what it says.

Now, when I say ‘meditate’ I am referring to biblical meditation, and not that which is associated with Eastern philosophy or religions. In Hebrew the word meditate literally means to immerse your whole self in the truth of what God’s Word says by picturing, pondering, imagining, studying, and musing it over within your inner man, while also muttering, uttering and speaking this truth to yourself with the words of your mouth. Joshua was instructed not to let God’s Word depart from his mouth, but to meditate on it day and night so that he could observe himself doing all that it said. This was the key to how he would make his way prosperous and have good success (Josh 1:8 NKJV). Meditating on the Word therefore is not meant to be a one-off occurrence but rather it needs to be continued until revelation comes, and you see your circumstances through the eyes of what it says and not through what you see and experience in the natural realm.

Let me show you a truth in God’s Word to further explain what I mean:

My son, attend to my Words; consent and submit to my sayings [KJV says…incline your ear to My sayings].  Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the centre of your heart. For they are life to those who find themhealing and health to all their flesh.  Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. [NIV says…Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life]. Prov 4:20-23 (Amp)

I encourage you to read this passage in several different translations because it brings the meaning to life! You might have noticed that I have already included a couple for you. One of my favourite renderings is what the New Living Translation says:

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

If we want to have Jesus abundant life and power (the ‘springs of life’) flowing out of our heart, affecting our body, our mind and also our outward circumstances, then we need to keep God’s Word before our eyes and ears by reading it, meditating upon it, hearing it preached, and hearing our own voice speaking it.

I have already shared in previous messages how God’s Word is alive and full of power (Heb 4:12). And how His Word comes to life is when it becomes living and active in us. Just think about it – when you keep meditating on God’s truth and it becomes alive and full of power in your spirit, it has to bring healing and health to your flesh!

The word health or healing in Proverbs 4:21 means cure or remedy. God’s Word is the cure or remedy, or in other words, the medicine we can take to receive healing in both our physical bodies and our outward circumstances! If you went to a medical doctor and he prescribed medication for you to take three times a day, would you take it? Of course you would. You would take it in faith expecting it to cure you. And since God’s power is greater than any worldly medicine, it will not only cure the symptoms, but can also bring healing to what was causing the condition in the first place.

Now that is Good News!

Copyright God’s Plan for Pregnancy 2007 and It is Finished book 2010 both by Nerida Walker.  All rights reserved.

This was also posted in Hannah’s Victory

Answers for Infertility!

You know what your Doctor and what the world says about Infertility. It’s now time to discover what God says!

Exo 23:25-26 Worship the LORD your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

Gen 49:25 because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.

Gen 28:3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.

Lev 26:9“I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.”

Psa 113:9 He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

Psa 128:2-3 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.

Isa 41:18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.

Created for Fruitfulness!
God created every single one of us with a perfect plan. We did not evolve! Every bone, muscle, tissue, and organ including those in our reproductive systems. God the creator, is also God the healer. If you have any problems in your reproductive system then God can heal you! It is God’s design for us to reproduce. He created us to have children. One of God’s first commands to man, was for us to reproduce by having children. It is His will and blessing for us and His word says He adds no trouble to His blessings.

Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Gen 9:7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift (in this case children) is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Psa 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from Him. (NAS) Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Psa 115:14 May the LORD make you increase, both you and your children.

Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

You Are Not Alone!
There are several couples in the Bible who could not conceive. Every couple who cried out to God were heard and He answered by opening their wombs! Remember always that God does not show favoritism, which means that what He has done for the following couples, He can also do for you!

Gen 25:21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.

Gen 29:31 & 30:17 & 22 When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son. Then God remembered Rachel; He listened to her and opened her womb. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said “God has taken away my disgrace.”

1 Sam 1:27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him. (Hannah)

Luke 1:36,37 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.

Heb 11:11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age–and Sarah herself was barren–was enabled to become a father because He considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Jesus Finished Work!

If you have a sickness in your body preventing your children from being conceived or carried safely to the full term of the pregnancy know that Jesus has ALREADY won the battle! The price for infertility and miscarriage has already been paid and the victory already won for you!

Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.

You are now free to go forth, be fruitful and multiply!

– See more at: http://www.newlifeministries.org.au/whatgodsays/conception/conception.html

Now that is Good News!

© Copyright Nerida Walker 2013 – All rights Reserved.

Post also submitted on www.hannahsvictory.com

FAQ – I prayed, fasted and believed but I still did not receive my breakthrough. Does this mean that I don’t have enough Faith?

Question: I prayed, fasted and believed but I did not receive (or have still not received) my breakthrough. Does this mean that I don’t have enough Faith?

Answer: I used to feel this way too! That was until the Lord showed me that this thinking is not the right focus because our breakthrough is not based on our own ability or performance but on Jesus’ ability and on His performance!

What is Faith?

Many have the wrong idea of what faith is. Their whole concept of faith is based upon their own actions so they get caught up in works and self-effort trying to please God or to get Him to respond to their need. But Faith is simple! Faith is trusting that Jesus’ sacrifice was enough – knowing that our works or self-effort will not earn righteousness, favour  or anything else from God.

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ. Rom 10:17

Faith comes and grows from hearing about who Jesus is and resting in what He has done!

Our faith in Jesus is enough because when we believed in Him we received everything we needed to live a victorious and blessed life – one that’s worth living! And you know what else? We don’t need to keep hearing the Word to get more faith. Instead, we need to keep hearing so we can discover what we already have!

Faith is not based on Works but on Rest!

It is easy to get caught up in works and self-effort and doing everything we know to get our breakthrough. We have prayer vigils, we fast, we declare the word, and do everything in our own strength to make things happen. However, we can only keep this going for so long, so we end up worn out, burnt out, confused, and discouraged.

If our breakthrough is dependent on ‘our faith’ (on our ability to believe) or on our performance by praying or doing the right things to make something happen, then we need to constantly maintain it. But think about this: if we had to do a whole bunch of stuff to receive then the end result would not be based on a free gift but on our ability to perform. Salvation comes ONLY as a free gift and is received by believing in Jesus! Seeing the fullness of what we have inherited upon salvation outworking in our lives comes the same way.

Praise God for Jesus! He has already paid the price, by redeeming you and giving you everything you need for your victory. Instead of striving to receive, rest and believe in what you’ve already received!

For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his worksas God did from His. Heb 4:10

The only striving the Christian needs to do is to labour to remain in a position of resting in Jesus (Heb 4:4). This comes when what God’s Word says regarding your situation becomes ‘living and active’ – alive and real to you personally. You have spent the time meditating on God’s truth until your thinking has been transformed so regardless of circumstances you are seeing yourself with the breakthrough rather than without it. However, if you are struggling in trying to obtain your breakthrough or if you are in a place of striving, feeling desperate, hopeless or discouraged then you are not at rest. It’s time to stop ‘doing’ and start ‘being’. In other words, stop ‘doing healing’ by working towards healing, instead meditate on Jesus finished work until you ARE healed! That way your focus and actions are no longer ‘working towards’ healing (or your breakthrough) but rather ‘walking in’ healing – where you are experiencing the breakthrough you need!

Copyright 2010 It is Finished – transforming your life through the finished work of the Cross by Nerida Walker

This was also posted on Hannah’s Victory

 

God does NOT use barrenness against us!

God does NOT use barrenness against us. But unfortunately many believe that He does. So when couples cannot have children God usually gets the blame. But God does NOT withhold from His children! This would go against his very nature and character. There is so much I could say on this matter but I have already covered this in detail in God’s Plan for Pregnancy and on my web sites so please visit them for more information.

If we believe God is using or worse causing Barrenness, then how can we go to Him or trust Him? Therefore, it is time to unlearn the traditions and doctrines of men and discover the truth that God is ALL for you being fruitful! Fruitfulness is His design and purpose for mankind. How much more so for His Covenent children?!

What I want you to always remember is to focus on Jesus because He is the Answer for Barrenness!

So rather than looking for someone to blame or looking for the cause or the root of the condition, look to the Solution, and by this I mean continue to look to Jesus and His finished work!

Jesus was the last Adam who came and redeemed mankind from everything that the first Adam bought upon us (Rom 5). He paid the price for everything that came in during the fall and that includes every form and manifestation of sickness and disease! Did you know that Infertility and miscarriage and whatever causes these are just different forms of sickness and disease operating in your reproductive organs? So the Good News for you is that through Jesus finished work on the Cross you now have victory over barrenness!

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows present grace and favor and future glory, honour, splendor, and heavenly bliss! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightlyPsalm 84:11 Amp

Children are a blessing from God! They are not meant to be something that we fear or dread. God’s plans are NOT to harm you but to give you a HOPE and a future. God is also GOOD and He will not withhold any good thing from you. In fact God CANNOT withhold what He has ALREADY freely given! As I have already mentioned, through Jesus finished work we ALREADY have the provision of healing from ALL forms of sickness and disease. So renew your mind with the TRUTH that God CANNOT withhold children or curse with barrenness or use any form of sickness and disease against you!

Remember also that in Jesus ALL of God’s promises have been FULFILLED, so children and fruitfulness are YES and AMEN (so be it) for those who believe in Jesus!

 

(c) Nerida Walker 2012 – All rights Reserved

How Does Fruitfulness Manifest?

How Does Fruitfulness Manifest?

Through…..

Faith in Jesus

Resting in Jesus Finished work

Understanding God’s truth’s

Inheritance – knowing it is already yours

Trusting God’s Word instead of the diagnosis

Free gift by God’s Grace

Unlearning the world’s standards

Letting God show Himself strong to you!

Now that is Good News!

 

(c) Copyright Nerida Walker 2011