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Are We There Yet? Part 2

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So...waiting. Nobody likes to wait...at least I don't. Impatience seems to be something we are all well acquainted with, especially in this day and age. But waiting is inevitable. In fact, you had to wait a whole week to get part 2 of this encouragement...hope you were patiently expectant while waiting :)

In Part 1 of this, we looked at the story of Lazarus as depicted in John 11, and we happened upon three reasons God has us wait for our break-throughs:

To reveal His Glory (John 11:4)To reveal His love for us (John 11:5-6)To mature and help us believe and trust in Him (John 11:15).
To Reveal His Glory

"This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it." [John 11:4, AMP].

Sometimes, our break-throughs don't occur as quickly as we'd like because God wants to reveal and promote His glory, both to you and to those in your sphere of influence. God loves to…

Are We There Yet? Part 1

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There are times as Christians, and as humans for that matter, it seems like we're constantly playing the waiting game. Waiting for dreams to come to pass; Waiting for Mr or Mrs Right; Waiting to have children; Waiting for children to grow up and leave the nest; Waiting to get a job...the list goes on and on. You'd think by now we would have mastered the art of waiting but our lack of patience is evident in our everyday lives, from microwaveable foods to drive-thrus. In fact, this generation has been often called the "microwave" generation. We want everything now, now, NOW! We rush into things like relationships, business deals, etc because waiting doesn't seem to be in our vocabulary. It seems we are rushing to get nowhere fast!

As Christians though, we are encouraged to master the art of waiting. Now waiting can paint the picture of passivity, but that's not the case. Waiting on God is actually spiritual warfare; It is actively and confidently expecting God…