Everyday our lives are so busy with so many obligations. For example, those of us that are married, need time with our spouses to cultivate a relationship that will last. Then there are the needs of our children, the pets, the household chores, other relationships (family and friends), work, church activities, social functions, and school work, etc. How do we manage all these demands and still find the time to pray and read God's word so that our spiritual man can be fed and grow stronger. This is one of the questions that I always ask myself. I hope this blog will help make it easier to balance our busy lives so that we can make the time needed to be the person that God desires us to be. May I be a blessing to you.

The Sand Dollar Legend

The Sand Dollar Legend
Upon this odd-shaped seashell a legend grand is told, about the life of Jesus, that wondrous tale of old. At its center you will see, there seems to be a star, like the one that led the shepherds and wise men from afar. Around its surface are the marks of nails and thorns and spear, suffered by Christ upon the cross; the wounds show plainly here. But there is also an Easter lily, clear for us to see, the symbol of Christ's resurrection for all eternity.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Patiently Wait On God

In the past, I have not always been as patient as I am today. I have always had a hard time waiting for God to answer my prayers. In fact, there have been times when I tried to help God out by manipulating the situation so that the things that I prayed for would come to pass quickly. Needless to say, I failed in my attempts and I messed up everything and needed God's help even more. How foolish I was to think that God needed my assistance so that my prayers could be answered.

With time, I have come to understand that God is all knowing and possesses all knowledge (Romans 11:33-36). He has insight into my future that my finite mind cannot even begin to comprehend. He is more than qualified to answer my prayers and His timing is perfect. He knows exactly what I need. His ways are not my ways and that is why no matter how much I may try and help Him out, I will always mess it up.

Now when I am waiting on God to answer my prayers, I thank Him and trust that He is working it all out for my good (Romans 8:28). In doing this, I am no longer anxious or disappointed if some of my prayers go unanswered because now I know that everything I have prayed for is not always for my good. He will not withhold anything that is mine from me, but in due season He will answer my prayers and it will be exactly what I need.

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