Three Nail Thursday 10/14/2021

Three Nail Thursday

Three Nail Thursday is a list of three things that have helped me through my week. Thursday is my Friday, as my work schedule is Sunday through Thursday (Normally). Considering all that is happening, I need some inspiration to keep me focused on the task at hand. So I’m sharing with you three things that keep me grounded, focused, and inspired throughout my week. Here are the three nails!

A Song I am listening to .

I am Gonna Wait – Maverick City 

Our staff blessed us with a weekend away with our family. In addition, we were blessed with four tickets to a Maverick City Music concert. I had heard this song before Friday Night, but hearing it live was quite the experience. 

Waiting on the Lord is an often overlooked practice. It seems that patience is out of style. Yet, we need it, and we need it right now, is the cry of the present generation. In that demand for instantaneous, there is a development of frustration. We miss the appreciation for the blessing of patience. We never appreciate the renewal, reviving, or restoration without patience. 

Isaiah 40:31 states:

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

There is renewal in waiting, and the revival will breathe life into your strength. You will be taken to new heights, have the energy to run the race you are in, and walk out your faith, all by waiting on the Lord.

So, I am going to wait on the Lord. 

A Verse that challenged me.

Job 42:5 NLT:

5 I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. 
6 I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.” 

This is a place where we all need to get to, moving from just hearing about God into a real place of revelation about Him. More simply, from listening to seeing God!  

When this happened in Job’s life, Job went from declaring how righteous he was and how unfair the events that had transpired were and took back everything that he had said. Then pride turned to repentance. Finally, Job could’ve placed blame or let his anger kindled against his friends. But, instead, he directed all of that towards himself. That’s what happens when we truly encounter the Lord; it becomes about ourselves and our shortcomings, more than others. When Isaiah saw the Lord, he said:
So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”

 The New King James Version. (1982). (Is 6:5). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. woe is me, I am a man of unclean lips

A Quote that inspired me.

In the book of Exodus, we learn that God is the God of exits. Therefore, since He is the God of exits, you are never trapped. – Dr. Daniels

That’s why we call Him the waymaker! He makes exits where there weren’t. He makes ways in situations that there seems to be no way. Just ask the children of Israel as they came upon the Red Sea. That’s where God again proved that there was no obstacle other than their doubt that could keep them from their destiny. The same is true for us.

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