Daily Devotional – 11/8/19 “God is working!”

I’ve shared this before but sharing it again, won’t hurt. I’ve always loved to watch my Grams cook, especially during the holidays. There are pots covering every burner on the stove, cutting boards on the table and pie crusts waiting to be filled. And while she is preparing cornbread for dressing, sweet potato and egg pies for the oven; we will be busy chopping onions, celery and bell peppers, peeling potatoes and etc.; silently watching her work and trying not to interrupt her. See, an interruption causes delays and a delay meant I’d have to wait longer for my request to taste test.

So, I would do my part only stopping when she interrupted me. Why am I sharing this? Well, many times we make a request of God and instead of waiting and watching Him work, we constantly interrupt. Truthfully, we don’t mean any harm, we just need assurance that what we’re doing is right but I’ve come to realize that interrupting Him can cause a delay. Understand, I am not talking about praying but the, “why me God,” the “when me God,” the “how long God,” and etc.

Yes, I know you’re eager but wait because causing an interruption versus allowing God to interrupt does not have the same kind of outcome. Our interruption can cause confusion, whereas God’s interruption can cause revelation. Our interruption can cause us to become depressed in the waiting but God’s interruption can cause a shift in our atmosphere. Our interruption can cause things to halt but God’s interruption can cause things to happen. Beloved, God is working and He can interrupt our formalities to force our faith to kick in. God can interrupt our peace to test our trust of Him. God can interrupt our happiness simply to see if we can actually handle the harvest we’ve been waiting for.

I don’t know who this is for today but God isn’t intentionally ignoring you, He’s working on your request and He needs you to trust Him in His silence. He’s working, beloved, you just need to watch Him work it out. Can you do that? Yea, it’s hard, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7

Daily Devotional – 4/24/14 “Wait!”

I’ve had my notepad up all morning waiting on God to move in my spirit with what He would have me to say to you today and yet nothing came. Then it donned on me, maybe there isn’t anything to say. Maybe today is the day you need to wait on God to move. Just maybe today is the day for you to wait on God to answer you before you make a mistake you can’t get yourself out of, create debt that you can’t erase or even say some stuff you can’t take back. Just wait. Yes, I get it, waiting is hard but so is writing a check your … well, you know. Don’t get to in a hurry and end up falling off into something that you might just drown in. Stop rushing to make a relationship with that person who has showed you over and over that they aren’t worthy of being called girlfriend or boyfriend, let alone husband or wife. Don’t rush to become a parent when you can barely take care of yourself. Just wait! You’ll wait on a bus or a ride yet you’ll rush God. You’ll wait on that dude that’ll come 2 hours late yet you can’t wait on God to move. Chile, relax yourself and wait. Haven’t you heard that all good things come to those who wait? Then what’s the problem? Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.” Psalm 31:24, “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” And Lamentations 3:25-26 sums it all up, “The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”