To get what we want, we have to be persistent. Also to get what we want, we must often be patient. I found a beautiful story in 1 Kings 18 of how the balance of patience and persistence really pays off in the long run. What in your life do you feel you keep asking God for yet you see no change? I have something I cry out to God about all the time. Today’s story encouraged me to keep persisting while also seeing the movements of God I may be missing along the way. Join me for today’s devotion. If you prefer audio, simply hit the play button for a 3 minute listen.
It’s a controversial topic in the christian world. It’s a topic I receive an enormous amount of negative response on. People naturally become very defensive. With that being said, this article is not for everyone. I’m not sharing for debate. I settled this 16 years ago with the Lord and have never regretted my decision. Should Christians celebrate Halloween? What does the Bible have to say about Halloween? Shouldn’t we use it as an outreach? If you have questioned your decision to participate in Halloween as a believer, I invite you to read the rest of this post. If you feel total peace and don’t care to hear anymore on this topic, feel free to skip this one. Regardless of your position, I love you. I don’t stand in judgement. I’m simply sharing my views and journey.
We’ve all been in that place of asking God for direction. What do we do? Where do we go? How often are we asking Him, yet we know exactly what we plan to do and where we plan to go? We just want Him to validate our own plans. When times are trying, or fears are high, we are even more tempted to run. To find a place where life feels easier. Jeremiah 42 has become one of my favorite passages. Join me for a closer look at God’s answer to His people when they asked for His direction.