God is into character development. It’s so important we do not rush in and try to force things to happen. I have learned that God is more interested in developing who I am then in what I can accomplish for Him.
All the while my Father has waited. Waited for me to trust. Waited for me to understand he will always catch me. Waited for me to realize there is joy in the jump.
…may we take hold of that which the Lord is doing NOW and put away childish things and let us go on to perfection.
Likewise with the remnant confronting Jeremiah; God knew their hearts, that they wanted the Lord to give them an out; in their hearts they wanted Egypt, not God. For reasons hard to fathom, Israel, in spite of their history, continued to consider Egypt as a sanctuary.
I went home, prayed, talked to my husband, asked the Lord to forgive me, and then talked to my son. I apologized for crushing his dreams. I told him I was wrong. Every time I corrected his dreams I had been wrong.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city the watchman stays awake in vain.”-Psalm 127:1. Every structure, every empire, every wall we construct and every house we build is in vain if the Lord does not build it! 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, […]
I remember a time of hope when the goals were good, but the foundation was sand. Good will, good laws, good government, and good men were not enough.
Ok, I am in a situation. I have to make the right choice. I think hard….hmm, “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD).
None of the five sisters, for various reasons, ever married, including Hazel, whose fiancé died before they could wed. Following her death, the home and all its contents went to their only niece, the daughter of Hazel’s late brother. Most prominent among the furnishings were five abandoned hope chests.