Friday, December 8, 2017

Journey to Gratefulness Day 5: Draw Near

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you {James 4:8 NASB}.

Some days are hard. Today may have been for you. It was for me. It’s okay to have a hard day every now and then. Somedays it seems as though the world is passing us by; like everyone else has a plan, a dream, goals. Sometimes it seems like we just are stuck waiting. In the waiting, seek God. He uses these seasons so that we will turn to Him. He will not have us wait forever. Advent is certain. Not only on the calendar leading to Christmas; but when we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us {James 4:8}.
Ten things I am thankful for today:
1. Though it is hard, I am thankful for the times of waiting.
2. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness in the waiting.
3. Thank You for drawing near to me.
4. Thank You for Your forgiveness.
5. Thank You for encouraging words from unlikely sources when I need to hear from You.
6. Thank You for helping me when I call.
7. Thank You for not giving up on me.
8. Thank You for Your unfailing love.
9. Thank You for Your unfailing mercy.
10. Thank You For Your grace; which empowers me when I can’t do it on my own.

“You keep us waiting. You, the God of all time, Want us to wait. For the right time in which to discover Who we are, where we are to go, Who will be with us, and what we must do. So thank you … for the waiting time.” John Bell, quoted in The Westminster Collection of Christian Prayers, compiled by Dorothy M. Stewart

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