One of the challenges of our microwaveable, convenient culture is that waiting has become an ancient concept. At the click of a button, you can order your takeout food and groceries to be delivered to your doorstep, movie tickets to be picked up at the box office booth or scanned on your phone and gifts delivered within 2 days via Amazon Prime--all to avoid having to wait.
All right sis, let's keep it all the way real with each other. I'll go first. I am realizing that it’s so easy to focus more on all that I don’t have in this season of waiting instead of what I am already blessed to have. I have frequently made the statement that...
This month, my encouragement to you is to actively choose to be this type of blessing in the lives of others, if you aren't already.
At the beginning of last year, the Lord put it on my heart to work on cultivating one fruit of the Spirit in my life every month. For the month of April, I was working on the fruit of Joy. As someone who used to battle with depression for many years, joy seemed to be a distant, almost impossible goal.
Do I have any encouragers out here? Perhaps, you are in need of some encouragement right now. If so, then keep reading.
I am now just beginning to understand...
I spoke these words to a dear friend recently, as she shared with me about some really heartbreaking things she was currently walking through in her family and life. As the words spilled out of my mouth, I had to laugh at myself because in my naivete, some of the things I have prayed certainly did come to pass, but not in the way I envisioned or would have written the story!