Patience Is Active, Not Passive…

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While you’re waiting on God to move, you move…  Don’t get stuck in a spirit of grumbling and complaining because things aren’t happening fast enough….  While God is working on your blessing, as well as working on you to receive the blessing, stay active for Him; don’t deter the blessing.  It took the Israelites forty years to enter their land of promise, while it should have taken 6/7 weeks…

Re-ignite your faith, get busy serving… uplift, motivate others…  While the Apostle Paul was in jail, waiting on God to set him free, he wrote powerful epistles…. And again while Paul along with Silas spent time in jail, awaiting God’s deliverance, they sang powerful and expressive songs of victory….  While Esther waited to see the king she was empowered by words of wisdom to prepare both spiritually and naturally….

While you wait, keep sharing the “good news” about God’s saving grace…. and before you know it and right before your eyes, you’ll see God doing a new thing as He works things out for you!  Get busy while you wait!

James 5:7,8,9 – Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.  See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.  You also be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.  Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.  Behold, the judge is standing at the door!

Family Ties

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There are many people who have lost both father and mother; they have no siblings, no known relatives…. cousins, aunts or uncles, therefore they have no family connections.  They perhaps feel a sense of disconnect and lack self-worth.  Some have gone to great lengths to trace their family history through various ancestry platforms and still have no resolve…

They don’t realize that they have a spiritual ancestry…  We have been grafted into God’s family and are a part of His family tree.  Our roots are strong and deep; they go back to the men God choose that make up the “great cloud of witnesses”, spoken of in the book of Hebrews.  We can take pride in knowing that the people of our spiritual family, left us a great inheritance of faith!  In God, through Christ, we all have strong family ties… character traits of heroism, valor, courage and of humility.  Don’t just take it from me, read God’s Word and see, you are apart of a phenomenal family tree!

Gal.3:29  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

Standing In The Gap

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Many of us stand in the gap as intercessors for our loved ones… children, spouses, brothers, sisters, relatives, close friends and co-workers.  Though they all stand in need of a healing touch from God, some need Him speedily opposed to others.  We cry out time and time again, “God please save, please heal, deliver and set free.”  God says, “Be patient and wait… though their lives may seem hopeless… I am going to make them breathe and live life in abundance again.” (Ez. 37:5)  “I have loved them with an everlasting love; with loving kindness I am drawing them to me.” (Jer. 31:3)

God is doing it!  Be encouraged as you wait and watch Him work!