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Waiting on God: How It Makes Us Better Servants

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We humans don’t like to wait. Waiting makes us feel forgotten, tired and aging. The longer we wait, the harder it gets. There’s just nothing fun or rewarding about standing around wondering if we’re ever going to have a turn. Christians approach serving God with this same impatient mindset. We don’t like waiting for God to direct us because He takes too long to say anything. So instead we just decide for ourselves what He would have us do and we hop to it so that we can have a ready defense to that guilt-laden question “What are you doing for God?” No one wants to say “I’m waiting.” Waiting is interpreted as “nothing.” Those who wait are considered spiritual slackers and carnal cop outs. No one respects waiting. No one except God, that is. Read more of this post

How can we make God fulfill His promises?

How can we make God fulfill His promises?

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What can we do to make God fulfill His promises? Not a darn thing. That’s probably not the answer you were hoping for, but it’s better than believing in a lie. We can’t control God. We have zero ability to manipulate Him. So if He promises something to us of His own free will, all we can do is sit around and wait for Him to do it. But while we wait, there are some important principles that we should be pondering. Read more of this post

Why does God take so long to fulfill His promises?

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God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars. How many nights did Abraham spend gazing up at the sky in hopeful anticipation? Descendants were a big deal in his culture. Knowing your bloodline would continue on long and strong was a very comforting and encouraging thought. But like any human, Abraham naturally wanted to see some evidence of that promise coming true. Obviously a man can’t bear a thousand sons in his sunset years, but just one Isaac? And then Isaac went and married a barren woman while his exiled brother Ishmael had twelve sons off in a distant land. Things aren’t looking good for the promised line. Read more of this post