January 25, 2017 – Wait for me!

Wait for me! – Daily Challenges

Waiting…Waiting…Waiting!!!

Are we the one waiting or is someone else waiting on us?

It’s not always easy to tell, is it?

Does it sometimes feel like we’re in first gear trying to go uphill?
Now we’ve shifted into second and starting to gain some momentum.
But wouldn’t it really help, if we could just be in third gear the whole way!

Keep the coffee coming and give me a minute, I’ll catch up as soon as I can.
(Or maybe I’ll just slide under these covers for a little longer!)

Responsibilities dictate our days and commitments direct our evenings.
Between it all, it’s not always easy to hear Gods “small still voice”.

While waiting on our prayers to be answered,
have we checked in with God, to make sure we’re praying for His will and not ours?

That can be a difficult one to do for most all of us.

 

Wait for me! – The Bible says

Isaiah 40:31
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.

Isaiah 30:18a
Therefore the Lord will wait,
that He my be gracious to you.

Matthew 6:8b-13
…For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
In this manner, therefore, pray:  (The Lord’s Prayer)
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever.
Amen

Psalms 143:10
Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God;
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.

 

Wait for me! – What else can we do?

Sometimes just getting up out of bed for the day,
is enough of a challenge for some of us.
(Especially in the colder months.)

But getting up out of bed is our first step for the day.
If we expect God to bless our way,
the least we can do, is to be dressed for the day.

And sometimes, when it seems as if we’re waiting on God,
when our patience has run thin while waiting for our prayers to be answered,
and the answer hasn’t come yet… it might be because
God may actually be waiting on us.

Why would He be waiting on us?
For our will to line up with His.

As we can see in the Bible verses, there are times that we both wait on each other.
Sometimes, we need to wait for Gods permission and sometimes He waits for our will to line up with His before saying yes.

Karen

Bible Trivia: How many years did the Israelites wander in the desert before entering the chosen land?   40 years   See Numbers 14:33

Bible Verse: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

 

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