"Faith is knowing Someone. People who say 'God didn’t answer me….doesn’t hear me….doesn’t help me' – don’t KNOW Him. When you know someone, you can be sure of them." — Karen Jensen
I’ve heard a lot of people say (and you probably have too), “I’m waiting on the Lord.” They quote scriptures such as Isaiah 40:31, “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength,” or Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!”
But let’s be sure we understand what “waiting on the Lord” means – and what it doesn’t mean.
First, waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean sitting on the couch watching TV and eating candy (darn) while you wait for God to show up and speak to you in an audible voice (no matter how much you wish He would). It doesn’t mean just going about your business, passively wondering if or when God will send the answer. Far from it!
Yes, many times there is a waiting period between your prayer and your answer. We all like it when we see results immediately, but maybe you’ve noticed that most of the time things don’t happen as fast as we want them to. We are the children of a “have it now” society. We have microwaves and drive-through windows and instant information in the palm of our hands via search engines. We want everything now!
But sometimes we must wait. And we need to know how to stay in faith during waiting mode. I like the way one minister puts it: we need to know what to do between “Amen” and “There it is!”
JUNE 2015 It was a busy month! I traveled to Nashville to be on TBN with Jason Crabb (you can watch it here), took a quick trip home to Oregon to visit my folks, and went to Florida for another TV interview plus preaching and ICRS...but in the middle of the month, Bob and I had fun driving to Wisconsin Rapids, WI to attend the wedding of our friends Jonathan & Kelly Vaver, and minister for Pastor Dave & Ruth Mickelson (pictured) at Victory Christian Outreach Center. I always love it when Bob can come with me, and it was a blessing to get to hang out with these great people!
MAY 2015 In addition to traveling to Michigan and preaching at the wonderful Ladies Day Out event at Living Word here in Minneapolis, Bob and I were blessed to be able to make a trip to Tulsa to visit our grand baby Dixie! She is growing and glowing -- such a good baby, always smiling and sweet (we are not at all biased). She is 7 months old this month.
APRIL 2015 - I did a lot of traveling this month, but thankfully some of it was close to home. One of the best things about that is Bob comes with me! Here we are with Pastors Brian & Shelly Gobar and their wonderful daughter Stephanie (one of my former students!) of Joy Christian Church in St. Cloud, MN. I was blessed to be the speaker for their first-ever women's conference and also two Sunday morning services.
MARCH 2015 - This month we celebrated our one-year anniversary! It's hard to believe a year has gone by already - wow, that was fast. To celebrate, we re-visited our honeymoon spot in California for a little anniversary vacation. The weather was perfect (again!) and we had a wonderful, romantic, and restful time. Then we stopped here at Stinson Beach on our back to the airport -- it was beautiful!
We just finished your DVD series "Parenting with Purpose" and it has changed our lives! My husband and I are implementing and learning new things every day! I’m truly enjoying my children for the first time in a really long time -- a lot of the pressure about being a "perfect parent" has been lifted because no such thing exists. I find comfort in knowing that all the answers I need to help me be a better parent are in God’s word! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!
L.L. - Wilmington, Ohio
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June 8Taping "Trinity Music City with Jason Crabb"Nashville, Tennesseetrinitymusiccity.com
June 14Sunday morning serviceVictory Christian Outreach CenterWisconsin Rapids, WIvictorycoc.com
June 25"The Herman & Sharron Show"Largo, Floridactonline.com
June 28Sunday morning serviceWorldwide Word of Faith ChurchPalm Harbor, Floridawwwfaith.org
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