It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 8, Book 15

Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we’re waiting for.

 Charles Stanley, pastor and author

December 8th - Waiting gives you time for thought.

Waiting is a big part of our everyday lives, and most of us don’t particularly enjoy it or have time for it. Especially busy people who usually have way more to do in a day than they can possibly accomplish! But I can tell you from experience that our attitude about waiting can make all the difference in the world.

When you arrive for an appointment with your doctor or dentist, you have to wait your turn. The first thing the receptionist tells you is, Please have a seat while you’re waiting. Being seated indicates that a person is resting, and that’s exactly what we should do, both in the doctor’s office and in the wilderness experiences of our lives. While we’re waiting for God to do the things that we asked for Him to do, we should rest in Him.

By simply focusing our attention toward confidence in God’s perfect timing, we are reminded that things will work out in the right time and the right way.

Having a good attitude in a trying situation is at least 90 percent of the battle. There will always be trials in life, but when we have the right attitude matters.

If you need a lift or an attitude adjustment, try to appreciate and reflect on the good things. Count your blessings. It can be done anytime and any place


betty said...

I needed this today, Ma; finding ourselves unexpectedly waiting for something. I know it will all come together, but waiting sometimes is not easy to do. Its comforting to know that God has us right where he wants us and know we'll just have to wait and rest until the perfect time, his time, comes along :)


jack69 said...

I like the Stanley quote.
WE are on the road again today. Headed for Orlando and the final meet up with the kids before our cruise next Monday!
As always, enjoyed the visit here. We got down n the 40's last nite, cool for Florida. Please close the door. LOL

Rick Watson said...

When JILDA was undergoing treatment for her immune deficiency issues I learned the art of waiting. It changed my life.