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Morning Devotional

Tuesday. January 10th:  Are you a person who is ruled by the clock? I am, but my timetable is certainly not God’s.

On most days we have specific times to do things. We go to work at a specific time, we go to meetings at assigned times, we have scheduled appointments we need to attend. But inevitably there are times when things don’t happen according to our pre-set schedule and we get thrown off. When something happens earlier than planned, I can usually cope – but when something is late, that’s when I start to get concerned.

That’s because I don’t like to wait. Who does nowadays? We live in an instant gratification, get it now kind of society. I went shopping yesterday in a store where I didn’t even have to wait in a checkout line – I paid for my items with my phone! So when it comes to waiting on God to do something, to answer a prayer or deliver on a promise, it is all the more difficult because we’ve become impatient. We’re less and less accustomed to the waiting.

But what does God say about waiting? “There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every matter under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.” (1 Peter 5:1) When you think about it, God’s greatest gift to us required waiting for the ideal moment: “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son.” (Galatians 4:4)

Do you get the impression that God has good things for those who wait on Him? Sure. So, what is our response to be?

I like this one from Psalm 31:14-15: “But as for me, I trust in You, Lord, I say, ‘You are my God. My times are in Your hand.’”

– Beth

Burning Question

Tuesday, January 10th:  Have you ever been left behind?

Bible Quiz

Question:  Who had a dream about a statue that crumbled into dust that was driven away by the wind?

Answer:  Nebuchadnezzar  (Daniel 2:35)

Storytime: The Story of Francis

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