They that wait…

The ladies of Full Circle Women’s Fellowship are spending this week meditating on the importance of waiting on God.  Check out the note below, and I pray that this week you receive renewed strength to wait for God’s best in every area of your life.

Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:6 NKJV – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

So, we make our request known.  We receive His peace.  Then what? What do we do next?  We wait!!  It’s no secret that in our culture, the word “wait” is often treated as a dirty 4 letter word.  Not many of us enjoy waiting, and if we’re honest, not many of us do it well.

We aren’t alone.  Apparently waiting on God has always been challenging.  Just take a look at the bible’s account (Genesis 16) of Abraham and Sarah waiting for the son God promised them.  They certainly tried to skirt God’s timing and make their own provisions, did they not?

So we all agree, waiting on God can get pretty tricky sometimes.  I’ve certainly noticed that in my own life, here recently.

This week’s study topic is “Waiting on God”.   Before you get started, take just a moment and fasten your thoughts on one thing you are waiting for in this season – a new home, a dependable car, a better job or a job in general, a spouse, a child, an answer about relocating, salvation and/or deliverance for a loved one, an apology from a friend, etc.

This week, we’re going to take that “thing” and learn how to intentionally and patiently wait for God’s answer, His pre-ordained circumstances, and His best for our lives in this situation!

Click here for some study notes from a teaching delivered by Dr. Charles Stanley on the subject.  The title of the teaching is God Acts on Our Behalf.  Isn’t that wonderful to know?!  That means all you and I have to do now…is just wait.  Leave a comment with that thing you’re waiting for and your thoughts, challenges, AND testimonies regarding waiting on the Lord.  I’ll be sure to pray with for you as you wait!

Waiting on the Lord,

Monica

P.S.  Don’t forget your study guide.  You can click here for a short and sweet (2 page) study tool on waiting on God (God Acts on Our Behalf by Dr. Charles Stanley).  Also, if you’re on Facebook, check out Full Circle Women’s Fellowship – an authentic community of women whose lives are being restored and transformed to God’s original design through committed time of study, prayer, service, relationship and fellowship with one another.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carola
    May 05, 2010 @ 01:18:30

    I absolutely struggle with waiting on God. I am the WORST for patience – and not surprisingly – He knows this so my biggest lesson I continuing to learn is – BE PATIENT! Wait on Him!

    Thanks to the Exemplifyonline.com website – we are Sassy Single Bloggers – and I really enjoyed visiting you today! GBU!

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    • wisdomvirtueandrubies
      May 05, 2010 @ 20:09:45

      You’re not alone, Carola! Waiting tends to be a challenge for me, as well. Let’s make a pact to focus on the reward instead of the “wait” from this day forward. Agreed?! 🙂 Thank you for your comment my fellow “Sassy Single Blogger”!

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  2. Wanda
    May 06, 2010 @ 16:51:09

    I found you via the Sassy Single Blogger link up. You’re right wait can certainly feel like a dirty word. I remember sometimes when hearing Juanita Bynum’s song Don’t Mind Waiting, I’d have to be honest with God and say Lord that I do mind. But one scripture that keeps coming up these days is Hebrews 10:36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

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    • wisdomvirtueandrubies
      May 12, 2010 @ 08:33:52

      Hi, Wanda. Thank you for your comment. It’s nice to know I’m not alone sometimes. I don’t know about you, but occasionally that helps. I love your honesty in saying “Lord, I do mind.” I’m completely with you! Then I remember one of my favorite verses – James 1:4 – “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” Lord knows we want to be complete, don’t we…. Again, thank you for your honest and encouraging words.

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