Friday, January 30, 2015

Are You Waiting?

Today is Five Minute Friday...five minutes...one word...no editing...
Today's word is WAIT.



You show up at a restaurant and are greeted with this sign...
Please wait to be seated...
You fill your cart with groceries and as you approach the checkout...there are people ahead of you...
so you wait.
You find the cutest pair of shoes and as you paying you discover the price tag is missing...
you have to wait for a price check.
You are driving home, excited to get there and you hit every red light...
waiting for a green light seems to take forever.
You make a business call...only to be put on hold...
You wait...and wait...and wait.

Sure seems like we spend a lot of our life waiting. In fact studies have shown that we will spend approximately 6 months of our life waiting in lines. If you are like me, patience during the wait can be difficult. Wait is one of my least favorite words, I truly am an impatient person. 

God asks us to wait.
But they who wait on the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

While we are in the waiting room, God renews our strength...I like that kind of waiting. God always has a reason and a purpose when He says wait. Use that time to pray and study His Word, because when the waiting is over He will have something exciting for you...be prepared to run!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Welcome...


Today is Five Minute Friday. One word, five minutes, no editing. Today's word is WELCOME...


Every morning I have an opportunity...some mornings I take that opportunity...some days I speed right by it. Every morning He waits for me, every morning He anticipates my attention, every morning He welcomes me to join Him. 

I imagine Him sitting in my living room, in my striped chair; hoping I will curl up on my couch and just chat with Him. He doesn't need fancy words, He doesn't need a well crafted speech. In fact some days He would be happy to sit with me in silence. He just wants me to join Him, to invite Him into my day. He has written me a love letter that He wants me to read, to study, to soak up every word. 

He is Jesus, He welcomes you into His presence every morning! Don't miss the chance to welcome Him into you day as well!



Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, 
left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 
Mark 1:35