Impatient With God

What do you do when things are not going how you want them to? It seems life just isn’t going your way. The things you hope for and desire are unfulfilled and feel as if they will never come to fruition. It seems God has forgotten you. The Israelites suffered from this same anxious feeling. […]

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Seeking God

Earthly gain is a powerful force that can draw us away from God. In the Old Testament, Solomon provides a good example. Initially he was devoted to God, serving as an example to others of living for God, but that did not last. His wealth was immense, so much so that silver was not considered […]

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Seeking God’s Advice

He is overwhelmed by the task before him. Solomon has just become king and has consolidated the kingdom under his rule. When God appears to him in a dream, we learn about Solomon’s heart. God tests him by asking, “Ask what you wish Me to give you (1 Kings 3:5).” When we are overwhelmed by […]

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Prayer Journey — Nearness

Draw me to you dear Lord. Protect me from those who pursue me with false claims. Help me to remain close to you. Fill me with your wisdom so that I may empty myself of worldly desires. Give me eyes to see you and your work. May I walk with you on the path you […]

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Leadership Void

It’s hard not to take criticism personally, but God reminds Samuel that just like they rejected Him all those years, don’t be surprised that they’re rejecting His servant…

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Prayer Journey — Longing

Give me a desire for you dear God. Help me to seek you each day. Let me not fall prey to diversions and detours that keep me from you. Fill me with a longing for you and what is right. Protect me from the evil one who seeks to devour me. Your ways are pure […]

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Lingering with God

Sometimes when trials cause us to journey through the wilderness of life, we become impatient. We want things to change; we want to do something to change the situation. Yet we must be willing to linger longer, to wait on the Lord.

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