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TIMING by Kristen Wallace

Posted by Tami Wallace on August 27, 2016 @ 9:05 AM

(My daughter wrote this ... I saw it on social media ... Had to share it.  So good!)


Anyone else out there guilty of being a tiny bit of a control freak? If we're being vulnerable for a minute, then I have both of my hands raised. If you have your hand raised too, do you ever find yourself struggling to trust God because His plans for you aren't lining up with your timeline? It reminds me of the story of Sarah and Abraham. God told Abraham and Sarah they would have a child, but when God's timing didn't match Sarah's, she chose to take back control (I feel ya girl). She let Abraham have her handmaid so that Abraham would have a child. She tried to "help God" fulfill His promise to her instead of trusting Him and His timing. It may be difficult at times, but I encourage you to trust God even when it doesn't match your plans or your timeline. If God made a promise to you or put a desire in your heart, trust in Him and know that He will fulfill every single one in the perfect time and season.

Waiting

Posted by Tami Wallace on June 30, 2016 @ 7:46 PM

This morning I was waiting for the microwave to reheat my coffee … for a total of 25 seconds … and found myself annoyed at the wait.  Seriously?!  Less than half a minute, and I was impatient.  We live in such an instant society that any waiting seems extremely difficult to do.  We have become conditioned to having what we want at a moment’s notice.  But sometimes life doesn’t co-operate and we don’t instantly get what we want.

So, what do you do when “instant” doesn’t happen and waiting is required of you?  Choose to trust in God and put your hope in His word.

“I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope.”
Psalm130:5

“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act.”
Psalm 37:7

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”
Galatians 6:9

With God there is no such thing as too late. His timing is perfect … even if you have to wait on Him!

 

He Gives Power

Posted by Tami Wallace on June 17, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

 
"He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless."  Isaiah 40:29

Unloading my dishwasher recently, I was rehearsing the same situation over and over, feeling completely powerless to DO something about it.  I don't like that feeling.  Powerless.  Powerless defined is - devoid of strength or resources; lacking the authority or capacity to act.  "Yep, that's my situation," I thought.

But then the Holy Spirit reminded me of that verse in Isaiah.  HE GIVES POWER ... AND STRENGTH.

Power ... Strength ... and I don't have to muster it up on my own.  My father GIVES it to me.  Because of Jesus and His work on the cross.

So, even if my situation doesn't immediately change, that's okay.  His power in me gives me all the ability I need.  So I choose to rest.  I choose to rely on His power and His strength.  And I am completely assured that the situation will change because of this promise...

"Now to Him who is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us."  Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)

 

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