Faith in the Waiting

Our faith is tried and tested in the waiting for answers to prayers and waiting to see promises fulfilled.

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In the waiting, we are transformed.

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In the waiting, hidden motives and attitudes of our hearts are revealed.

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In the waiting, our faith grows stronger.

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In the waiting, we grow stronger.

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In the waiting, we are challenged to grow deeper in Christ.

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In the waiting, there is a constant fight for our faith to waiver.

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In the waiting, the enemy schemes for us to fall into the trap of doubt, fear, compromise, worry, and soaking in self pity.

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In the waiting, Jesus calls us to the joy of His presence, while the enemy is calling us to a pity party.

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We have to keep on believing and trusting God and His Word without seeing.

This is faith.

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Do we still love, serve, and passionately praise and worship God while we are waiting on answers and promises we are believing and standing on?

We don’t love, serve or worship God based on His answering our requests. We love, serve and worship God because of Who He is.

God has already demonstrated His amazing love and faithfulness to us while providing for the forgiveness of our sins, salvation, and abundant and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Our part now is to love Him back with “ALL our heart, soul, mind and strength” and to live “by faith and not by sight.”

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Wait in the Lord’s presence, beloved ones – in worship – in prayer – in The Word – and in faith – and be strengthened today.He is our exceeding great reward. Amen.

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*Pray and wait.

*Pray and worship.

*Pray and serve.

*Pray and believe.

*Pray in faith.

*Pray continually.

*Get stronger.

*Grow deeper.

*Wait on the Lord.

*The best is yet to come!

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Isaiah 40:27-31

Romans 5:8

John 10:10

Psalm 16:11

2 Corinthians 5:7

Mark 12:29-31

Genesis 15:1

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Worship in the waiting:

 

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Worship over Worry


#worship & #pray over #worry 

Desperation breeds either worry or worship. We always have a choice. 

Worship over worry is the better way! Choose worship and prayer over worry.



No, it’s not easy! But it works! Usually what’s harder and takes more discipline and an act of faith is always harder. That’s why so many of us are worriers instead of worshipers, prayers & trusters 🙄 – that’s probably not a word (?), but it fits.
Do not worry about anything!

Worship God thru everything!

Pray constantly and about everything!
Lord, help us practice what what we say we believe.🙏 We aren’t blessed by what we know, but we are BLESSED and live victoriously as we PRACTICE the Truth we say we know. We are blessed when we hear and obey, not when we hear and keep doing things our own way.



John 13:17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. #wordsofJesus



(Also see Isaiah 1:19; James 1:22)


Philippians 4:6-7 The Message:

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. 


Psalm 34:6-9 The Message:

When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray. Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him. Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all his goodness. 

#Prayanywhere #Godiseverywhere

One thing I love about prayer is we can pray anywhere and at any time anywhere we are.  Our prayers are powerful and the effect of our prayers releases the flow of God’s power beyond what we can see.

Being especially reminded today that even when I am limited in my availability to others or in other ways, God’s omniscient presence and power knows no boundaries or distance.  I can always pray and expect God to answer and move by His Spirit.  Our prayers are limitless in that respect.  Why?  Because God is everywhere.  I may be limited with my time, resources and/or the ability to change any situation for the better, but my prayers and God’s power to answer sovereignly and miraculously are never limited.

We can be overtaken with worry, doubt, and fear or we can pray, believe, trust, and expect God to display His unlimited power, resources, and glory. The choice is ours. Prayer is simply communicating with God openly and honestly. He already sees and knows all anyway.  Anytime we are tempted to worry, doubt, or fear, our first response should be to pray in faith.

In Acts 12, believers were gathered praying and Peter was miraculously delivered from prison.  These “believers” were quite shocked when this miracle of deliverance actually occurred.  Often this is how we so called “believers” are too. We pray without really expecting God, or we don’t dare ask God to even do something that would be impossible in the natural.  We forget He is the “ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE” GOD of the universe.  When the unexpected, unexplainable, or what seemed impossible occurs, many of us are even guilty of discounting God’s intervention, miraculous or otherwise.  Lord, forgive us.

Jesus said we should always pray and not give up or stop. He said His house should be called above everything else a “house of prayer.” Luke 18:1; Matthew 21:13

Pray at all times. Pray believing. Pray expecting God to do more than you can ask, think or imagine. Pray, pray, pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Mark 11:22-25; Ephesians 3:20
The prayers of those who have been made righteous before God through the sacrifice of Jesus are powerful. James 5:16

The prayers of the righteous are powerful, and our prayers can reach out to others anywhere they are from anywhere we are.

#castallyourcare

#prayandrelease

#prayandbelieve

#prayandexpectGod

#prayerispowerful

#Godisallpowerful and He is everywhere!

#Prayfirst 🙏

Pray throughout your day🙏

Pray continually in this New Year🙏

#pray #pray #pray

A Prayer Acronym:

praise and thank God first for Who He is – great and greatly to be praised!

R – repent of sin & unforgiveness, remember God’s amazing grace, love, and mercy.

A – ask God in faith for what you need on behalf of others & yourself

yield to the Holy Spirit daily

#neverstoppraying

A Prayer for America

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#aprayerforAmerica
Dear Lord, forgive us for our pride and for doing what we think is right in our own eyes.  We humble ourselves in repentance before You asking for Your forgiveness on behalf of ourselves, our families, and our nation.  We ask You to turn the hearts, minds, and spirits of Your people to You – to follow You and Your ways, Your Word and Your Truth.  We ask for Your mercy, Lord.  We thank You for Your mercy and forgiveness and for healing and bringing restoration to our land.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ – the name that is above every other name.  Amen. 
#Godovergovernment #repent and #prayforAmerica #weneedhealing and #weneedrestoration
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone. Psalm 33:22 #Godisouronlyhope #Yourloveneverfails #Godislove
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.  Proverbs 11:2
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6
Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14