Worth the Wait


Everywhere we go, there seems to be a time of waiting: car line at school, at the bank, at the grocery store, doctor’s office, etc.  For me, waiting during some of those times can be very hard (especially a doctor’s office). I tend to think about all the other things I could be doing or other errands I could be on. As a result, I become irritated and impatient which will no doubt affect my overall experience.

Sound familiar?

I have prayed about this and I have asked God into all the details of my life. So now when I consider my day’s schedule, I realize I will probably have to wait at certain times. What better time to talk to God? Pray through the wait! If we wait with joy and patience, when it’s finally our turn, the experience will be much better.

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him to the soul who seeks him.” – Lamentations 3:2

But what about when we’re waiting for God? Maybe you’ve been praying about something and you’re still waiting for God to answer that prayer. I’ve been in that season of waiting, also. And it’s hard. But God’s timing is not of our timing, just as his answers are not of our thinking. It may take 6 months, or it may take years, for God to answer a prayer. Just like waiting in line at the bank, we must be patient with God and we must continue doing His work. Ultimately, as He promised, we will inherit the blessings.

“Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land” Psalm 37:34

Who are You Walking With?

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Christians Cannot Choose Who to Love

The local Bible study I am leading is studying the book of James this summer. As I have mentioned before, the book of James is a straight-forward, simple guide to Christian living. A great introduction for new believers and an excellent book to review and discuss with fellow believers. Try it sometime! In chapter 2, …

The Law of Love

We tend to think love is an emotion. But love is an action. God is the source of love; love in action. He sacrificed his only son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Therefore, Jesus is the greatest example of love. He lived, He died,  and He rose for US.

When we accept God’s gift of salvation, we also inherit that same love power; we can love selflessly through the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to use that power to love one and serve one another.

Do we act in love?

It is easy to confess our love for God by going to church once a week or quoting a Bible verse once in  a while. But real love in action (or not) is how we treat the people God places in our lives; family members, friends, church family and even strangers. The Bible says we cannot truly love God if we cannot truly love those who are created in His image.

How are you loving today? Are you loving through the true Source of love?

Today’s scriptures:

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
– 1 John 4:11 & 14-16