Monday: We ain’t a very patient people, are we? We don’t like to wait in traffic. We don’t like to wait in lines at the store. We go to fast food restaurants, because we don’t want to wait for the food to be prepared. We don’t want to wait for our next raise or until we save, we just charge it. We are a people who are accustomed to instant gratification. If patience is a virtue then lots of folks are missing out. This weeks mistake in life we hope to avoid is the mistake of impatience. Lord, help calm my heart. I am not asking for patience as I know You teach this rather than simply give. Instead I simply ask for endurance as I try to wait. Lead me, Lord, I’ll follow. In Jesus name, amen.
Tuesday: Waiting on God is hard. We know what we desire. We know what we want. We also have grown accustomed to J.G. Wentworth and we want it now. Trusting Gods promises and waiting for Him to show us The Way is difficult. It’s not like we don’t want God to act on our behalf…we just want Him to do so on our timing and schedule. Father, help us get over ourselves. Help us get out our own way. Guide our ways, aligning them with Yours. In Jesus name, amen.
Wednesday: Genesis 16 is where we will be this week, learning from the good/bad example of Abraham and Sarah. Go ahead and read this chapter ahead of time to be better prepared for what God desires we learn together. Notice how these two impatiently await Gods answer and provisions. Notice how they decide to just take matters into their own hands. Notice what happens when we don’t obey scripture and just “be still and know”. Father, I am sorry for each time I get tired of waiting. Help me wait. In Jesus, amen.
Thursday: How many times do we make an important decision without first consulting God? Why do we do this?! Maybe it’s because we are lazy. Maybe we don’t believe enough in the power of prayer. Maybe we do believe but aren’t receiving the answer we truly feel is best and desire. Whatever reasons we have for becoming impatient we forget how time and time again scripture says to wait. God, help us wait. Help us memorize and apply Your words like Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait for You. For us to be strong and take heart and just wait. Lord, here we are. Waiting. Guide as You feel. In Jesus name, amen.
Friday: Here are some questions we need to answer honestly: Do I believe in God? Do I believe He knows best? Do I believe His blessings are worth the wait? Hopefully we can say loudly, YES! If so, then please know this: Anything and everything is worth putting up with all the garbage and hardships and difficulties knowing what is to come will be from God and oh-so-worth-it. Dad, help me show my trust in all You are. Empower me to listen and follow and even act when necessary. Show me Your way, O Lord, that I may be a light for all to see You living in me. I am here for You alone. In Jesus name, amen.
Saturday: Wait for The Lord. In every single aspect of your life…wait. Wait for clear vision and clear answers. Get out of your own way and follow God alone. Psalm 22:5 says, “They cried to You and they were saved, in You they trusted, and they were not disappointed.” Church, when we trust in God and wait on Him, we will never be disappointed. Come. Trust. Obey. Lord, all my plans I lay down at Your feet knowing whatever lies ahead will be just what is needed. Help me live and act only in Your way. Shine the path for us. In Jesus, amen.