Patience

20 01 2011

There are those people who have always told me “God is the only man you’ll ever need.” And while there is complete truth in that statement, God is also the man who created marriage. He gave us a longing for another person to share our lives with. So is it wrong to want a girlfriend/boyfriend? I don’t think so. It’s what we do with that wanting that makes it right or wrong.

Sometimes we run out and start dating to fill a void. That’s when the wanting turns wrong, that’s when we get hurt.

Be patient. It is hard, but it is necessary. Be patient when it’s hard and be consistent in prayer (Romans 12:12). Pray for the person you will marry. Pray that both of you will make good decisions in the relationships you have before and after you meet. Pray that they will make God their number one and you their number two. Pray that they love you enough to wait for you.

The older we get, the harder it is to wait for that person. As high school students (especially seniors), we are starting to reach that point in life where marriage isn’t an outrageously far off event. So waiting on God’s timing becomes harder, but maybe this is a time that God can teach us, mold us, and make us into the people He wants us to be!

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Devo number 16

5 12 2010

Press on and

Allow His spirit full control. When

Trials test me

I will wait upon the Lord,

Endure and

Not get ahead of God’s plan.

Crisis will come, but God will

Enable me to handle them!

I get frustrated with the timing of God sometimes. I want His plan to be fulfilled now. Not later. I feel like this is a problem with a lot of Christians. Waiting on God is crazy tough! Especially because our society is very “now” oriented. We have fast food, internet dating sites to find your “soul mate” faster, even things like pay at the pump to make it more convenient (but I’m not complaining about that one!). We need to wait on God. Our humanity wants to take control, but we can’t let that happen. God is so much bigger than us! We need to have patience and trust that He has our best interest in mind, which He does according to Jeremiah 29. Psalm 27:14 says to wait on the Lord and be strong. God’s timing is not our own. We are human He is God, so trust in the Lord will all of your heart and do not trust in yourself (Proverbs 3:5).

Kelly





Devo #15

22 11 2010

Recently, I have been struggling with contentment. Well, actually I’ve been struggling with discontentment. It’s hard for me to be content in the stage of life I’m in. I want to move on, go to college, and do what God has planned. I try to take God’s plan into my own hands. I want to do God’s will, while hurrying it along. But while talking to a very wise person in my life, I realized that maybe the lesson is patience. Maybe God is using this stage to teach me, maybe this is exactly where I’m supposed to be, maybe I just need to be content, maybe I need to be willing to learn.

We were made to glorify God in everything we do. That means today. That means every stage of life. ¬†We weren’t made to only look at how we can be used by Him in the future. We need to look at how we can be used by Him in the present. Use every season as a chance to glorify our creator God.

So let’s be content. Let’s use right now to glorify God and bring people closer to Him. Let’s be willing to be patient. Maybe it’s the lesson.

-Kelly