Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 11, 2014

Patience – Enjoying The Moment

cb devo dec11“Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes and pray at all times.” Romans 12:12 (NCV)

Patience is a tough word for many. Patience means waiting. Waiting means not knowing. Not knowing means trusting. Trusting means living in God’s timing and will. When bringing it to those terms, patience should be desired in life. Patience grows our prayer life and relationship with Christ. Who doesn’t want a closer relationship? The problem is time. We live in a microwave society. When there is a question it is Goggled, and an answer pops up instantly. Convection ovens and microwaves cook for us in half the time our grandmothers cooked the same meals. Even with coffee, our mothers brewed a pot; today we have Keurig instant fresh brewed cups in a minute. Waiting for an answer or waiting for results is foreign to us.

Thinking back, remember a Christmas wish list that was written a month or so before Christmas. There was the great anticipation of waiting until Christmas Day. Maybe there was a package that looked just like the wish list item under the tree that was looked at, shaken, and left for wonder. Then the highly awaited day came and there was your wish list item. A smile came as excitement and anticipation was met with pure joy. We can have that same response in waiting when we keep our minds focused on the hope of God’s faithfulness in working in our lives. We too will be filled with excitement and anticipation as God’s will unfolds right before our eyes.

“Father, You know our needs before we do, and You select the timing. Help us to enjoy the moment and glorify You while we wait.”

For His Glory

Debbie Struble
TRBC Coffee Break

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