Wait On That Good Seed To Bloom

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Here is a devotional that talks about learning to wait and see the good seed that was sown in God’s love to bloom and be a blessing to others (and you too!)

Prayer And Worship – A Spiritual Formation Guide

When I first saw this book and thumbed through it, I wondered if it would be something that I would truly enjoy or not. I can say now after making my way through it that I am glad that I picked it up.

The book in essence not only covers what it’s title says (Prayer and Worship) but attempts to touch on some other areas (trusting, celebrating, waiting, asking, longing) as well. What I enjoyed doing the most was actually writing within the book the answers that it was asking about me personally. This gives a reader a good opportunity to verbalize on paper and get things out to where they can think and meditate. I loved it, and would recommend it for anyone who likes this style of book and wants a deeper walk with God in praise and worship.

And always remember when you are done with one, pass it on or recommend! That helps the ones who work so hard to write them!

Check out: Prayer And Worship – A Spiritual Formation Guide – ISBN 978-0-06-084125-6

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Await With Eagerness

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Isaiah 40:29-31

[29] He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
[30] Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
[31] But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Lately we have been trying to tackle topics of worrying, rejection, patience, and forgiveness. And in thought of all of those things that we have discuss, there is one thing that stands out that shares something with each and every one of those things: Waiting. It’s one of the things that we either love or hate to do, and sometimes is inevitable. Whether you are excited about getting your birthday present, or if you are waiting to hear if someone made it out of surgery fine, waiting is a constant in both aspects of life. It’s that span of time where you lose being in complete control while you are expecting an outcome. There are so many emotions that run around in your mind while you are in this period of time. And generally, by our own nature, we will try to bet on the outcome based on what we can see and what we know. And for those that live their lives without trusting the Lord, this can be a serious burden to bear.

So how can God help me out with waiting? What can God do to allow this burden in my life to be easier? Well, if we tried to take our own approach without God involved, the popular opinion would tell you to take the route of “buy it now” and settle for what is in front of you. You might be waiting on a direction for your life, a person to call your significant other, seeing someone saved, or many other possible situations. It always seems easier to follow where your own self would think you need to go, but with a little suffering through waiting, God will come to your rescue! Don’t just take the first thing that comes just because you are tired of waiting. Let God be your guide!

Let’s bring some scripture into this. As above in Isaiah, it says that those who wait will have their strength renewed. You won’t grow tired and slow down and be discouraged. Think about the walls of Jehrico, Paul and Silas in jail, Joseph lying in prison for years, all of which in their actions had go on about their lives and wait; but each of these with the outcome that God had planned for them! Our God is not weak. It might be tough, but we need to wait upon the lord even in the serious matters of your life. Replace your fears with excitement of what God will do, and your frustration with faith that God will do that great thing. Make it a goal to await with eagerness and let God prove himself to you.