Journaling, even sporadic journaling, helps to capture thoughts so that upon review we can see the growth of our character and wisdom muscles. Consistent time is not optional in training.
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As we develop certain muscles, we cannot ignore what is happening in other areas. Our daughter returned from a mission trip to Russia with some type of intestinal problem. She battled this illness for two years while we prayed, waited, and consulted with doctors to no avail. Through her illness, her character was being refined, from extremely independent to open and vulnerable. She was allowing others to help. When she retells these events, she attributes her love story and eventual marriage to this wonderful, godly man as a result of her now cured illness.
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Her wait brought unexpected blessings from God. Not only do we need to watch for blessings in other areas of our lives, but we need to seek out opportunities to help and comfort others.
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These are high points during long seasons of waiting. Our fitness regimen is also to be enjoyed. James tells us to consider it pure joy when we encounter trials Jas. We need to live the abundant life that Jesus promised even while waiting. When I get a better job?
When I feel better? Ask any athlete, weight training is hard work. We must capture our thoughts and make them obedient to Christ Jesus 2 Cor. Our training requires consistent time, team building, and joyful endurance.
Usually only in hindsight can we see how our character and wisdom muscles were developed. As my husband and I can attest, our training did not seem particularly profitable until we put it to the test and trekked Mount Everest. Our trip was absolutely glorious and gorgeous, but it was also often grueling. Only then did we realize our conditioning was worth it.
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In fact, without it, we would have collapsed along the way. Skip to main content. He uses it to conform us to the image of his Son. It's better to have one trustworthy real man then any amount of boys interested in you.
Why is waiting on God so difficult?
The "cool" guys may not notice or date you but the right one will marry you. Waiting on God, if we do it correctly, is anything but passive. Waiting works its way out in very deliberate actions, very intentionally searching the Scriptures and praying, intense moments of humility, and self-realization of our finiteness. With the waiting comes learning. Both were equally true. A home unknown Where my heart and spirit must go. Dunton, Living, Learning, Healing: Inspirational Stories from the Heart. Stillness, he had learned, did not come naturally. Other times he heard nothing, but he felt filled up and satisfied and understood.
Waiting is one of the hardest spiritual disciplines. The people in captivity may not be too different from people today. If people in contemporary society spent as much time praying for God's mercy as they did watching television and listening to political rants, society might be more stable. Busyness, noise, and distrust abound. But, the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel said, "In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength" Isaiah Do you rest in the Lord?
Do you spend quiet time with Him? Is your strength found in trusting in the Lord or in others?