God’s Timing

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We don’t always understand God’s methods. His ways don’t always make sense to us, but we have to realize that God sees the big picture. Consider this possibility: You may be ready for what God has for you, but somebody else who is going to be involved is not ready yet. God has to do a work in another person or another situation before your prayer can be answered according to God’s will for your life. All the pieces have to come together for it to be God’s perfect time.

But never fear; God is getting everything lined up in your life. You may not feel it; you may not see it. Your situation may look just like it did for the past ten years, but then one day, in a split second of time, God will bring it all together. When it is God’s timing, all the forces of darkness can’t stop Him. When it’s your due season, God will bring it to pass.

You must learn to trust God’s timing. You can be sure that right now, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life. He has been working in your favor long before you encountered the problem. Don’t grow impatient and try to force doors open. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.

Jody K Young-Newton

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In Every Season

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Is there something you’ve been believing for, something you’ve been hoping for that’s taking longer than you expected? You might be tempted to just accept things the way they are. You might be tempted to think it’s never going to happen. If that’s you today, be encouraged because God is a finisher! He will complete what He’s started in you!

Your part is to believe. Your part is to keep your eyes on Him. When you believe, you have the Creator of the universe fighting your battles, arranging things in your favor, going before you, moving the wrong people out of the way. Don’t be intimidated by the size of a problem or the size of your dream! Don’t let circumstances convince you to stop believing. “Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our Provider, is still on the throne. One touch of God’s favor and you’ll go from barely getting by to having more than enough! Begin to thank Him and declare that God is at work. Declare that He is perfecting what concerns you. Declare that He will complete everything He’s started in your life!

Jody K Young

Merry Christmas

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The 12 Prayers of Christmas

1. LOVE – Lord, help us follow the way of love – let the love of Christ compel us (1 Corinthians 14:1; 2 Corinthians 5:14).

2. JOY – Restore the joy of Your salvation to us; let us experience the joy of Your presence (Psalm 51:12; 16:11).

3. PEACE – Let Your peace rule and guard our hearts; give us more of You – You are our peace (Colossians 3:15; Philippians 4:7; Ephesians 2:14).

4. HOPE – Enlighten the eyes of our heart so that we may know the hope You called us to (Ephesians 1:18).

5. FAVOR – Let Your favor rest on us (Luke 2:52).

6. LIFE – Shine Your light of life on us; help us to walk in it (Job 33:30; Psalm 56:13).

7. SALVATION – Help us to fear You so we can unlock the treasure of Your salvation (Isaiah 33:6).

8. SELFLESSNESS – Keep us from self-seeking attitudes that reject truth (Romans 2:8).

9. GENEROSITY – Make us rich in ways that result in generosity on our part so You will be praised (2 Corinthians 9:11).

10. RECEIVING – Help us receive Your kingdom, Your Spirit, and Your grace (Daniel 7:18; John 20:22; Romans 5:17).

11. SEEKING – Encourage us to seek Your face with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalm 27:8).

12. PRAISE – We ascribe glory to Your name, Lord; we come before You in worship for You are holy (1 Chronicles 16:28-29).

Jody K Young