Stay true to yourself, but always be open to learn.
God desires that we cling to Him—even if our loved one isn’t healed, even if we lose our job, even if we are persecuted. Sometimes God rescues us from danger in this life, and sometimes He doesn’t. But the truth we can hold firmly is this: “The God we serve is able,” loves us, and is with us in every fiery trial, every even if. (Extract from our Daily Bread)
Hold on. Nothing Remains. It’s all passing through.
And it came to pass. Nothing remains. This stanza reminds us that everything passes through. Nothing remains at a standstill. It’s all just passing through.
Lord, please quiet our hearts. Give us comfort, peace, and love as we pass through difficult times.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2)
Attempt Great things for God. Expect Great things from God. King David decided to build a house for the Lord (for the ark of the covenant). But the Lord blessed him instead. Building projects for God are costly. It demands vision, time, sacrifice and perseverance. It all begins with a dream! Do you have a dream of how God may want to use you, your family, skills or resources? Then dream it. Plan it. Pursue it; and as God enables, achieve it.
He does wonderful things that can’t be understood. He does miracles that can’t even be counted. (Job 5:9)
Computer acting up while I was preparing for a presentation. Fed up I said aloud “What is happening Lord?” The immediate response from computer, “almost there.”
I applied that response to my heart. To the Lord’s action on my prayers, pleadings, and supplication in my life. He said to me, I am “almost there.” So, don’t worry, just hold on a little while longer.
Thank you, Lord, I have received you comforting reply. I will wait on you. Though I’m getting anxious about the issues that surround me, I know your timing is always right. Forgive my anxiety. Please help me to wait on you.
Jesus told his disciples a story. He wanted to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
Pondering what to do while waiting on God? Here are 5 things.
Pray. Talk to him about your needs, desires, goals. Ask for guidance in accomplishing his will for your life
Listen for his response. Often we pray then walk away and when he responds in a different way, we even miss it because we’re either looking for a straight forward response or are too busy feeling sad, down and depressed. Listen. Just listen.
3. STAY CLOSE
Stay close to the lord so you can hear his answer. Dr. Tony Evans shared the analogy of when you are driving long distances and you move out of an area, you have to change the channel. In the same way when we move away from the Lord because you may be worrying, afraid, or impatient, then you will find it difficult to hear his response.
4. READ THE WORD
Read the word because that is one way you will hear him speak. If you do not read then you will not hear and may miss his response. We hear his response through the bible, circumstances and in some cases through what seems like ‘coincidences‘.
5. GET YOUR PRAISE ON
Praise Him in advance. That’s what David did. He praised God during times of waiting. He lamented …but in all he praised. Build in praise while you wait. It works wonders for your heart, your spirit, and your soul.
Has the Lord ever made you teach and train someone else for a job or opportunity that you yourself wanted? This happened to Moses. No matter how much he pleaded, The Lord had decided he would not set foot on the promised land. Instead, he instructed him to teach and on top of that—encourage Joshua instead.
But before we judge too quickly, Moses prayed, prayed, and prayed …and the Lord allowed him to see a glimpse of the land He promised the children of Israel.
In the same way, David wanted to build a temple to honor the Lord’s name. But the Lord instructed him to teach his son Solomon instead. David prayed, and the Lord allowed him to start the preparation for the building, but he had to teach his son Solomon instead.
May we be encouraged today knowing that the Lord hears and answers our prayers in His way; in His time
But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see. (Deuteronomy 3:28)