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“Wait for it…”

imgres-1It’s been said that, “Good things come to those that wait.” However, we live in a culture of instant gratification where we download virtual reality at unreal speeds. But just what might we be missing out on?

Here are 4 Reasons to “Wait for it…”

1) We don’t know what “it” is. We may think we know what is coming. However, we rarely can anticipate the nature of something yet to come to fruition.

2) We have time to prepare ourselves for it. We only think we are ready. There is always more to do to not only prepare things, but to prepare ourselves for something yet to come.

3) We develop greater appreciation for it. Gratitude is cultivated over time. The absence of something, or someone, has a powerful way of developing a sense of worth and value. We may have to wait longer than we ever dreamed, but when it comes… it will be worth it!

4) We’ll be more ready to do something with it. Whatever it is, we can and should do more than just enjoy it for ourselves. How will we leverage that long awaited new day, new resource, new job, or new relationship for God’s glory and the good of others?

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIV

Waiting has always been part of God’s promise and plan for His people… the prophesied birth of the Messiah, wondering what He meant when He said, “…and on the third day he will rise again…” And now, waiting His promise, “I will come again…”

Wait for it…

How has waiting been an important part of your life and leadership? Share your insights below in the Reply section…

 

FOCUS 40

focus40logo2013-colorClick on the following link to access some amazing resources for 40 days of focused prayer and fasting as the Easter season approaches… Extreme Love! Looking for a deeper challenge… text ‘extremelove’ to 96362 to receive 1 daily challenge a day for 30 days. Live out the extreme love of Jesus… reach out and make a difference in someone’s life today!

Focus 40, 2013 takes place February 20–March 31, 2013. The 2013 prayer and fasting focus will observe the theme: “Extreme Love” based on the Great Commandment of Jesus. The Apostle Paul expressed it this way, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7-8, NIV).

When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment in all of the law he replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:36-40 NIV).

The Transformation Team has produced a wide range of resources available to you and your church to help you observe these 40 days of prayer and fasting, leading up to Easter 2013. Together we anticipate experiencing God’s “Extreme Love.”

Resources and promotional material will be available in both English and Spanish on this website. Begin planning now to help your congregation experience the “Extreme Love” of our God this Easter season.