Daily Devotional for Monday December 11, 2017

Scripture:

Isaiah 64:4 (NASB) For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Observation:

I don’t like to wait… in line at the store, the waiting room for a doctor’s appointment, etc. Maybe you don’t either. Sometimes we view our time waiting as “wasted time.” However, in waiting for the things of God, there is a lesson for us—possibly patience. In waiting we are learning new things along the way. The reading for today talks of Abraham and Sarah and their wait for the son that was promised. They could not wait and tried to rush the hand of God. Do we find ourselves rushing God by trying to force His hand, or worse, trying to change His mind to what we want? Waiting can be a time of learning or it can be “wasted time.” It all depends on our motive. 

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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