Tuesday, November 14, 2017

when to wait...



From Prayers with Purpose for Women by Jackie M. Johnson (I adore this little devotional book…)


Being a Woman of Action


In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.


          James 2:17


Lord, I want to be a woman of action—a women of true faith. Faith by itself—if only thoughts and words—is dead. It has to be accompanied by my deeds, Lord. I pray for the wisdom to know when to take risks, when to act, and when to wait. Help me to know the right thing to do and the best time to do it. Put true faith into me, Lord, so I can perform the good works You have for me to accomplish.


In Your Son Jesus’ Name I pray...


Amen.


This speaks straight to my heart, soul, mind and spirit. I am the MOST IMPATIENT person I know. I’m serious. Waiting on God’s Timing? Sometimes it feels completely impossible for this Big-Haired Texas Grammy. It seems like I’ve spent my entire (long) life waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Frustrated. Often angry. Confused. Sometimes very bitter. Sigh.


My Sweet Hubby (MSH) has a family “crest” I had framed many, many years ago and the “motto” or “creed” is:
Deeds Not Words


This hangs at our back door. The door we use 96% of the time. We can read these words every day. Several times a day. And, yet, we mostly walk right by them. In a hurry to get where we going to do what we think we must do.


My good intentions can make all kinds of promises. To MSH. To TLC. To family members. To my precious friends. But, worst of all, to My Lord God Almighty.


Today I want to intentionally take a risk or two. I want to hear God tell me the right thing to do and the best time to do it. I want to FEEL my faith grow. And grow. AND GROW.


God bless each of you on this Tuesday. I pray for your strength, peace, courage and patience


With my love and BIGGEST hugs,


ELC

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