Daily Devotion

September 18, 2015

“Get into place!”

“There was not a man to till the ground.”

Ge 2:5

The Bible says, “The Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.” At the beginning of creation God caused a mist to come up from the earth and water the ground. Up until that time there had been no downpour from the heavens. That’s because there was nobody to do the prep work and “till the ground.” There’s a spiritual lesson here! There are things God has planned to do, made provision for, and desires to do—but He won’t until you “get into place” where you can receive what He longs to give you. The blessing is there, safe in God’s keeping. The need is there, persistent in its pain. But the blessing can’t come until your heart is in the right place for God to act. Right now you may be enjoying a “mist,” but you know God has more for you. You’ve a frustration that causes you to say, “Why am I not further along?” Rather than blaming people and circumstances you need to pause, look up, and ask, “Lord, are You waiting for me to get into place?” When you ask that question be prepared to hear the answer and obey it, even if it means rearranging your priorities and paying the price to receive what God wants you to have. What does He want you to have? Not a mist, but a downpour! He’s willing and “able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Eph 3:20). But first you must “get into place.”