30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 12

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD” (Psalms 27:14 ESV)!

Thoughts On This Week’s Challenge and The Verse

I generally try to work hard. But sometimes in the monotony I get distracted. I have been diagnosed with ADD and OCD, but I refuse to use that as an excuse. The Lord has been so good at keeping me on task this week as I’ve sought His direction during the two 2-minute prayer times.

But there are other areas where I have sought His direction where I have heard nothing. It can be easy to become discouraged when God is silent. But I have come to believe that silence often means that I’m not at the right place or time to receive His answer.

Think of Joseph. As a boy he told his brothers and parents about the dreams that he had. They refused to hear him because the dreams were about the future. They weren’t ready to accept that they would bow their younger brother/son. And yet, that is exactly what happened!

And while the dreams, and the consequences Joseph endured because of those dreams, were God ordained, timing played a key role in how everything turned out.

Have you ever said that you were “waiting for the right time” to tell someone something? Sometimes God’s silence is exactly the same–only He knows exactly the right time, every time.

While we are less inclined to wait patiently for anything in this age of fast food, LTE signals, and 24-hour access to stores and businesses of all kinds, we need do just that. “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you…” (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).

So, “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD” (Psalms 27:14 ESV)!

Don’t forget to continue with the daily prayer challenges!

Blessings on your weekend!

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