“Your day will come.”
The melody filled the room with sweet notes. My legs churned round and round as I rode the exercise bike and listened to the song’s sweet promise, as though a promise from God Himself. At the time, I was attending a writer’s conference and had several scheduled appointments that day with editors and agents. The stress of it all produced a migraine while I slept, and I awoke that morning afraid that I would not be able to get through all of my commitments.
I needed a distraction. So, shedding my jammies and shrugging into sweats, I rode the elevator down to the hotel’s workout room. I sat on that bike, praying for what seemed like hours, asking God to intervene, to take this pain from me so that I could accomplish what I had set out to do, what He had set in my path to do. I was making more out of it than I should, really. I had only been writing for a year and had much to learn yet, many more experiences at conferences and meetings like the ones I faced that day.
Then I heard the song. It rang loudly, as though someone had turned up the volume so that I would pay attention to what it was telling me. “Your day will come.” I simply knew that it was a message…for me… from God….straight to my heart. Instantly the fog lifted and my migraine began to fade. I closed my eyes, breathed deeply, and rode that bike for all it was worth. With arms stretched high and wide, a smile returned to my face, and for the remainder of the day – a spring in my step.
I had received a PROMISE.
A promise of love really. I’ll bet you have received one as well. God loves you and He is working on your behalf. To give you a wonderful future, heal your heart, and bring you closer to Him.
As I attended all of my meetings that day, I did it with a spirit of learning, of wonder at how God was going to work in my life through this new venture He was sending me on. I received great encouragement from everyone that I met with. I did not receive “the deal” as I had thought I would – I wasn’t ready.
I had many more lessons to learn…I still do.
Since that day, I have discovered that the song is really “our day will come” by Ruby and the Romantics. But that morning I distinctly heard “your day”. Not a mistake I think. The PROMISE that He set in my heart encouraged me to listen and learn, to keep a fire lit in my spirit with the knowledge that was imparted through those four little words spoken in song. It didn’t matter what happened in those meetings. I wasn’t concerned about whether or not someone else liked what I wrote. I knew that one day they would. All that mattered to me in that moment and throughout that day, was that God loved me. He has a plan for me, one that will bring me great joy and a future.
Are you needing a revelation from God today? Do you need to hear a PROMISE that will help you get through the day, the week, your life? He seeks to speak to you. It may come in the form of a dream, timely words from a friend, or even a song in the exercise room of a hotel 1500 miles from home. If you are really listening, you will hear it; hear the PROMISE spoken to your heart.
And it will bring HOPE to the place where you need it most.
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God bless your day!