My mama used to say “good things come to those who wait”.  She also said “you can’t rush God”.  My mama was a very intuitive woman.  Sometimes, it seemed like “hurry up and wait” was what I spent most of my time doing.  I think of that sometimes when I am waiting for something now.

What I HAVE found out though, is that through waiting I have learned patience and a real appreciation for what I was waiting for.  I guess that means if I ever get thin, I will REALLY appreciate it because I’ve been waiting a long time!

Have you ever asked for something and had to wait for an answer?  With my parents, it was pretty much immediate.  Short and sweet, either yes or no.  When I ask God something, the answer doesn’t always come so quickly or clearly.  There is no audible yes! Or no!  I try to listen carefully though and I pray a lot.  Sometimes, the answer isn’t what I expected or thought I wanted, but I know the plan He sees and the plan I see are totally different.  Even if I don’t always like it at the time, I know His plan is always better than my plan.  He has proved this to me more than once and as stubborn as I can be, (yes, I admit it) it has always turned out much better than my plan!

The next time you find yourself waiting for something, check your motives, then pray.  And keep on praying.  God still has the perfect plan for you and always answers accordingly.

Pray Unceasingly!

 

In His light,

Lois

Five Things to Do While You Wait

By Rick Warren

 

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 NLT, second edition)

When God has you in a waiting period, don’t put your life on hold. Instead, imitate the habits that grow strong faith.

The Bible says there are five things you should keep on doing even in the waiting period.

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 NLT, second edition)

When God has you in a waiting period, don’t put your life on hold. Instead, imitate the habits that grow strong faith.

The Bible says there are five things you should keep on doing even in the waiting period.

Keep on praying. The Bible says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7 NLT, second edition). Keep on praying, and you will get your answer.

Keep on serving. Romans 12:11 says, “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Don’t worry about having a significant ministry. Just make your ministry significant.

Keep on going to small group. The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not give up the habit of meeting together …. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer” (TEV).

Keep on sowing. Ecclesiastes 11:6 says, “Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow —perhaps it all will” (TLB).

Keep on believing. The Bible says, “You must keep on believing the things you have been taught. You know they are true” (2 Timothy 3:14).

The point is this: Stay active. Don’t be passive. God cannot steer a parked car! Don’t tell God you’re waiting on him. Turn on the ignition, and just start driving. Where? Anywhere! Get involved in a ministry. Get involved in service. Get involved with small group. Do the things you know you could be doing to develop your skills and habits and become more like Jesus.

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