Wait on the Lord ; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord ! Psalms 27:14
Waiting for God is in some ways like waiting for a flower to bloom. The promise of it’s full beauty is wrapped tightly in a tiny bud. If we pry it open we will forever lose the chance to see what the full blossom can become.
We cannot rush God but with strength and courage we must trust that He knows what He is doing in His garden. Whatever it is you are waiting for today – trust Him. He knows the precise moment for every flower in the universe to open. He will unlock the fragrance hidden in the blossom exactly when someone needs its perfume today!
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
God gave us today and no matter how things seem He has promised that it is for our good. We cannot choose a different day than the one we have. Our choice is to reject or rejoice. I choose rejoicing!
The lilacs are definitely in full bloom in our area. I am partial to lilacs because their sweet and delicate fragrance contrasts with their gnarly almost ancient looking stems. As summer comes knocking on our doors some of us think of time spent reading a new book or two. Here is a collection of 3 months of short devotional readings available in e-book format and accompanied by photography. You can follow the link of find it on Amazon.
Running the Race – Summer Reading with Jesus
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV
Are you so busy sometimes that you gulp down your morning coffee and sprint out the door feeling as if you were already late? Do you wish your life could be different? The good news is that God offers to all of us 21st century sprinters His promise of perfect peace.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46
When you feel abandoned remember –
He was abandoned for you so that you would never be alone! The sky’s the limit in His love for you!
I almost mowed the lawn for the first time yesterday but when I saw the tiny wild flowers growing I decided to leave it for another day. The children next door saw them and sent their father to knock on our back door. They wanted to know if please they could dig a few to take home! Jesus said that the most valuable things in life are hidden but they can be found. Maybe we just need to have the hearts and eyes of children to see what really matters!“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Matthew 13:44 NKJV
I am thankful for what a difference three short weeks make! This week I am also thankful for what a difference three short days made in my life and for all the world!