Waiting for something we really want is hard. We’ll often take shortcuts because we’re trying to skip the waiting if at all possible. Normally, when we’re waiting, we’re not waiting on God, we’re waiting on ourselves, or our circumstances to change. We look around wondering what is blocking or holding up our progress. If we’re not careful we will miss out on something really special if we’re always trying to “hurry things up.” The discipline of waiting is an important part of life. It’s where we learn to trust and display faith. It’s where we come to the end of ourselves. During these times, whether we realize it or not, God is posturing himself to help when He hears our cry. Sometimes God says, “Hang on” so that we can learn how to “hold on.”
August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017 • Danny Rogers
More In Store
July 14, 2019 • Gerald Fadayomi
We all have a picture for our future. Sometimes we get to witness these pictures come to fruition; other times we do not. But, we need to stop and ask ourselves: what if our best is less? The reality is that the grandest picture you can paint pales in comparison to the story God wants to tell through your life. God has more in store for you than you can ever hope or imagine. He's bigger than any circumstance you face. He doesn't work by your rules. His ways are higher than your limited perspective. You're not another face in the crowd to Jesus. He notices you. If there is breath in your lungs, there is a purpose for your life. All He asks is that you open your hands, trust God with your plans, and follow Jesus. Following begins with a step. What's yours?
Summer Of A Thousand Little Things
Pay Attention Or Else • July 7, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
Familiar things can quickly become forgettable and lose their appeal. When we lose sight of the awe and wonder of Christ, we drift away from desire and dependence in Him. Christ becomes less critical to our way of life and less worthy of our attention and affection. Drift is the natural inclination of our thoughts, attitudes, choices, and actions. Left alone to our own devices, we will sway back and forth, overcome by the cares and demands of this world. We drift due to indifference, distractions, carelessness, and small compromises over time. Dealing with the drift entails keeping our eyes focused on Him regardless of the circumstances that come our way. Focus involves more than just paying attention. It entails leaning on God and displaying enduring dependence.