Daily Archives: January 24, 2017
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23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.
Saul/Paul was well-known for persecuting the church.He was well-known and ruthless at it. He was there when they killed the Stephen and gave his full approval (Acts 8:1). Those who were in the church at the time feared him Acts, (9:26) however, among the Jews he was respected, prosperous, and successful…
13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
…until his encounter with Jesus on his way to Damascus to further persecute…
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Are you waiting on God for something?
Isaiah 40:31 encourages us…
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint”.
That’s good news, but what do we do while we wait?
Farmers don’t stand and watch one seed they’ve planted, waiting for it to grow. They move on planting other seeds. They don’t stand and watch them…they don’t just sit and wait…they keep on working.
That’s what God expects us to do. It’s good to trust God. It’s good to patiently wait on Him. But God expects us to still keeping working while we wait. You can’t just sit in the house waiting for the seed of faith you’ve planted to take root.
Keep on being a blessing to others.
Keep on sharing God’s love.
Keep on taking advantage of the little opportunities to let your light shine.
Working for God helps keep your mind off of what you are waiting on.
Working for God gives you the opportunity to be the answer to some else’s prayer while you’re waiting on your answer.
Work while you wait…because just like the farmer, if you don’t grow weary of doing good, you will reap the harvest in due season, if you don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).