Sunday, May 31, 2009

Faith and Patience...

"...imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" ~Hebrews 6:12

As most of you know, I get a daily devotional from Lakewood Church every day. Last week, I received this verse. As I read the description and the story behind this verse, I could see myself in the EXACT same situation as David. Read this excerpt from the church:

Did you know that in the Bible, David was 17 years old when he was anointed to be king, but yet he did not take the throne until he was 30? I’m sure during those 13 years there were plenty of times that David was tempted to think it wasn’t going to happen. I’m sure he was tempted to get frustrated or even feel like a failure, thinking “God, did I hear You? I thought You said You were going to do something great with my life, but nothing is going my way.” Here he was being faithful, but all those years he saw no sign of the promise coming to pass.

I’m sure David had to fight the same negative thoughts that we do; thoughts that were telling him “It’s not going to happen. David, you didn’t hear from God. Just accept it.” The battle was taking place in his mind just like our battles take place in our minds. During those times when it seems like you aren’t getting any closer to seeing your dream come to pass, remember, the scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God.

So I stand in faith...being patient for His annointed time. He gave us the desire to be parents and we will wait for His promise to come to pass.

So many of you are in this same place in your life as we are...waiting and praying for a baby. Please stop and take a moment to say this prayer with us...
Father, we humbly come to You, believing that You are working behind the scenes on our behalf. We trust that Your Word is true and we believe that through faith and patience, we will see Your promises come to pass in our lives. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.




7 comments:

noahandlylasmommi said...

Thank you! That was exactly what I needed today. Amen to that!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great post...so glad that I stopped by...Happy Sunday!

Amanda Mae said...

I needed to read this...it was a weekend with nephews and little cousins at our house (which I absolutely LOVE), but ever since they left, all I can think about is, when is it going to be our turn? I've been researching infertility and even ordered special "tea" online tonight, but now that I've read this, I think I'll give it a rest for now. I'm printing this off and keeping it with me as a reminder :)

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Super duper AMEN!!!

Kendra said...

Wow- love that!! I prayed it with you and for you =)

Carrie S said...

I am not sure how you do it, but blessings to you on your journey to motherhood. My husband and I had always said we would adopt even if we were ever to concieve on our own; the on our own part has never happened. It was always hard receiving the negative test result too and still is. I always knew I couldn't go through a lot of testing and procedures and I admire your strength. God has a plan and he is using you in big ways.
You are in my prayers.

SweetTeaOnTheRiver said...

You are in my prayers and God does have a plan for you!