Message for April 19, 2015 from Pastor Shirley

All of us know the feeling of waiting. Most people don’t like to wait. We wait in traffic; we wait on the phone as we are put on hold; we wait in the fast food lane. We may often feel frustrated because there is always somewhere else to go and something to do. This mindset often carries over into our spiritual lives.

    But while most of us are in a hurry, it seems God is usually not in a hurry. He always has a plan and a purpose for everything. The problem with waiting is not having all the details. It seems as if we have everything figured out, and we want God to move within our time frame. But God rarely does things according to our time frame, and because of this we can easily get discouraged.  

    The good news is that God never asks us to wait without Him. I have come to understand that God is just as interested in the journey as He is the destination.

    We have been given the stories of the great men and women in the Bible. Yes, they went through the difficulties of life, but God was right there with them. In the end, they enjoyed the process (which involves waiting) with God and the promise of God. Waiting during the difficult times develops our relationship with God.

    The Bible tells in Hebrews 6:12 “Through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God.

         Faith–a divine persuasion generated from God.

         Patience –-steadfastness and staying power


    This verse tells us that the promises of God are not always a quick thing. But through a divine persuasion generated from God with steadfastness and staying power, we possess that which we know God has promised us.

In His infinite wisdom God knows best, and He sees the bigger picture– we don’t.  Praise Him for that!


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