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Friday, First Week of Advent

"But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." -- Isaiah 40:31

Wait on the Lord


I grew up in a very spiritual and religious family. There were many ministers, elders, deacons, and missionaries in my family. Understanding the love of God, and the promises that He made was simply a way of life. Faith in my home was simple, and blessings came down as the prayers went up. I have never questioned God or His purpose for my life. I have however, always been concerned about my salvation. My salvation is always on my mind. I know that there are many obstacles and the devil is quite busy. There are daily and sometimes momentary challenges and temptations that face me. I wait on the Lord. I am often struck by how much we as a people feel we have control over our lives.

I offer this; if we know so much and have so much power and control, then why do we make such harmful mistakes? If we could get it right, then we wouldn't need a Saviour. When we say our prayers so many of us ask for "things". I was taught that the Lord knows what you need before you need it. It may not come when you want it, but it's always right on time.Sometimes you simply have to believe...that's what faith is. I pray to recognize my blessings, so that I can avail myself of an abundant life. In the meantime, I wait on the lord.

-- Phyllis Breland
Musical Director, Community Church
Director, Opportunity Programs