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Do It Again

The Watered Soul: Do It Again

Dec 7, 2010

Do It Again

1 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion's exiles. 2 We laughed, we sang, we couldn't believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations - "God was wonderful to them!" 3 God was wonderful to us; we are one happy people. 4 And now, God, do it again - bring rains to our drought-stricken lives 5 So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, 6 So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing. Psalms 126: 1-6 (The Message)

 

Have you ever had God do something so beyond your natural logic that it seemed like a dream? He moved you from a place of confinement or captivity into a place of a laughter, singing, and celebration.

 

But what do you do when you find yourself in another dry, forlorn place? Do you settle in at that place believing all hope has been lost? In those drought stricken, see nothing of God days, there has been times that I walked around in the normal day to day activities of life in despair. I went about the business of living with a heavy heart beneath the shrouds of consistency. Yep I showed up for work, attended church services, and maintained family responsibilities. Everything the same on the outside but inside bearing weighted sorrow.

 

What is it that brings one out of the dark abyss of hopelessness? Could it be the act of remembering? As I reflect on this scripture this morning, the value in remembering stands out to me. The psalmist takes a moment to reflect back on a former time when God had shown up and turned their situation around. Now having a fresh mental image of God’s goodness and faithfulness in times past, he has the courage to believe and ask God to do a repeat performance.  In essence he requests an encore from God.

 

Are you prepared for encore performance? Do you believe He is able to do it again? No, the situation you are faced with now does not have to look the same as the previous one. The fact remains that He did show up and bring an end to some things. He brought changes and even when the situation didn’t change, He changed you.

 

Wanda

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19 Comments:

At December 7, 2010 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

I believe HE is able...and I claim HIS promises!
Blessings, andrea

 
At December 7, 2010 at 7:20 AM , Blogger Mike said...

Encore please!

 
At December 7, 2010 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

I have NO reason to doubt He can do it - yet I do!! Amazing to me that I can't get it through my thick skull. Great post.

 
At December 7, 2010 at 8:23 AM , Blogger LisaShaw said...

Hey dear sister,

I have missed visiting with you over the two weeks I was off line. I prayed for you!!

I am blessed in this message today. You asked: Are you prepared for encore performance? Do you believe He is able to do it again?

I answer: YES, yes, yes, Do it again LORD!!!

Do you know Pastor Shirley Ceaser? She sang a song He'll Do it Again. I have it on my blog. I love that song because it encourages you to focus on the LORD and the fact that what HE's done before HE'll do it again. He'll never fail us.

I am praying for you friend. Love you.

 
At December 7, 2010 at 10:33 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

This resonates so much. God has a way of working .... we can't imagine big enough...dream big enough...or think majestic enough for what He has prepared for us.

 
At December 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM , Blogger lioneagle said...

Hi Wanda -

Ok, who told you that I "go there" sometimes? (smiles)

This peace indeed ministered. Thank you. This is encouraging.

I love your last sentence, "...He
changed you."

Amen sister!

 
At December 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Pat said...

Yes Amen!!! I'm ready for an encore!!! Because of the things God has already brought me through I know he is able to do above and beyond what I think or ask.Yes Wanda I'm ready for an "Encore" now,praise God and it's coming God has remiminded me over & over all that I've promised you I'm going to do "Hallelujah" God is Great and Good!!! Wonderful post Wanda and have a fantastiv evening.
Love ya

 
At December 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Yes such a touching post! I have been thinking this way recently. He can do it again.

 
At December 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful post Wanda,

Yvonne.

 
At December 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Monica said...

Changing us is, without a doubt, the best change He could make. Lord knows I am SO GLAD He changed me!

 
At December 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM , Anonymous Monica said...

Changing us is, without a doubt, the best change He could make. Lord knows I am SO GLAD He changed me!

 
At December 7, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Sharon Kirby said...

So, so good.

I am convinced that looking back and remembering is CRUCIAL in our walk of faith. As we approach the end of another year, I cannot believe the many things that God has done for me and my family. He is a God of amazing wonders.

He has brought me this far - He will lead me home.

Encore - yes, indeed!!

In the middle of waiting, He is changing me.

GOD BLESS!

 
At December 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Once again, an encouraging post from you Wanda. I certainly needed to read this. It seems every time your posts really minister to me. Thank you. Blessings.

 
At December 8, 2010 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Remembrances of God's faithfulness deserve our standing ovation....and more! Great post, Wanda!

 
At December 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM , Blogger lori said...

GIRL...this just spoke volumes to me as I'm finishing up Breaking Free (The new edition) Wow....He is faithful and He stands ready to break down whatever strongholds exist in our lives...
awesome post!
Missing you today on this WFW! :)

hugs,
lori

 
At December 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM , Blogger Arlee Bird said...

This describes a wonderful circumstance. I can't remember anything quite so dramatic in my life, rather my blessings have just been consistent in coming to me. And my life has indeed been blessed. God is great!

Lee
Tossing It Out

 
At December 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Ellen aka Ella said...

He changed You; Wow, I love how you turn it around and give us a fresh view~ xXx

 
At December 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Dorie said...

Amen, He is able and trustworthy!
Great verse and thoughts to share, thank you.

 
At December 13, 2010 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

He has solved seemingly impossible situations for me. He has done it before. I know he can do it again. Thank you for this encouraging post.
Blessings,
Charlotte

 

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