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WORTH THE WAIT Advent Series

Convo #2: God’s Process

“WORTH THE WAIT” ADVENT SERIES Convo #2: God’s Process

I don’t like to wait. My kids are always trying to get me to slow down because I get so impatient with things. That’s the reality for me in grocery store lines, but it’s even more true for the really important things in my life. I want God to move mightily, and I want Him to do it NOW! Thing is, this week’s Advent conversation reminds me that He does everything perfectly – – – – but it’s always in His timing. I had a great podcast conversation with Pastor Richie Fike about this, which may encourage you, too. Then, the following discipleship conversation guide may help you seek the Lord about His processes in your life! When He is at work in our lives, we can be sure that what He is doing in us is oh-so “Worth the Wait!” Be encouraged! Tosha ❤️

“She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Seek Him!
Every person has the opportunity to seek the Lord. Right now, let’s do a devotion and “Seek Him” through this passage of Scripture!

As we continue Advent and consider the Christmas story, we know that when God promised to send a Savior, He did so through a process. He continues to work out His promises in our lives through His processes today, too. Let’s “Seek Him” about waiting for His timing in our lives!


God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?

God promised to send a Savior, and He was true to His Word when Jesus was born. However, the fulfillment of His promise was a process. God’s redemption plan required 42 generations of people waiting on Him (Matthew 1:17). Then, our theme verse (Matthew 1:21) tells us that Mary went through 9 months of a process, and Joseph had a process, too. ~ God does what God promises, but His promises almost always include a process. What processes are happening in  your life right now?


God, why does this matter?

We have a hard time waiting 42 days, much less 42 generations! However, if we truly trust God’s promises, then we’ll also trust His process as we wait. All the details of our lives matter to God, and the process of waiting on what He is doing in us creates our very unique Jesus stories. ~ Do you have any promises of God you are waiting on right now? How is this becoming part of your “Jesus Story”?


God, What else does your word say about this?

A process is a series of actions or steps that must be taken in order to accomplish something. As God works His processes in our lives step by step, we can choose an attitude like King David, who wrote, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14). ~ Do you really believe you will see God’s goodness in your life? How can you “take heart” as you wait on God’s process in you today?


God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?

As Christ-followers, we don’t just “trust the process;” we trust the living God who is in charge of the process. He knows what has happened in our lives, and He knows where we’re headed. He is working in us, through us and around us, in His way, in His timing, for our good and His glory. ~ Let’s talk to God about trusting His process in us and having joy as we wait on Him.

Speak Him!

Once we “Seek Him,” we can “Speak Him” into the lives of the people God has entrusted to us. This is what discipleship is!

In His timing and way, God fulfilled His promise of Jesus through a process that required patience and trust. The same is true for His processes in our lives today. Let’s encourage each other to continue to trust God’s promises even as we wait for Him to work in and through us!

“She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Worth the Wait

Up Next:  “Worth the Wait” Advent Series #3-The Prophecies


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