Running Out of Time

God’s promises usually do not come with an attached timeline. We receive a promise from God, and we can think that it will happen soon. While sometimes the fulfillment is immediate, more often than not, the waiting period can test our patience and faith. In waiting for the fulfillment of God’s Word, we can let the passing of time cause us to take God’s promise and make it our problem for which we will provide a solution. However, the challenge is that our ingenuity on our best day fails in comparison to God’s masterful orchestration of our lives.

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The Moment He Didn’t Miss

When Joseph was sitting in the jail cell forgotten, he very likely thought he had missed his moment. Even greater, it may have felt like God had forgotten to fulfill the promise He had planted in Joseph’s heart years earlier. While Joseph waited, God worked. It would have seemed that Joseph’s moment was when he was working for Potiphar before he was falsely accused. However, it just didn’t turn out the way he probably thought it would…

Strength That Endures

Scripture: “Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him

Purpose on a Desolate Road

“Later God’s angel spoke to Philip: ‘At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.’ He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was returning to Ethiopia, where he was minister in charge of all the finances of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was riding in a chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah.

The Spirit told Philip, ‘Climb into the chariot.’ Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, ‘Do you understand what you’re reading?…

Unexpected Gifts and a Surprise Party

In general, surprises are unexpected and catch us off guard. We can try our hardest to avoid and anticipate them, but we can’t always anticipate the things that will happen in our lives. As we walk with Jesus, there tends to be surprises along the way. Unexpected things are not always bad. Sometimes the best surprises in our lives are things that we did not plan or anticipate…