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WORTH THE WAIT Advent Series

Convo #1: God’s Promise

Worth the Wait

We wait on a lot in life:  for simple things like stop lights, shopping lines and supermarket parking spaces. We wait for big things, like health to return, finances to improve and prodigals to come home. Then, of course, at Christmas we wait for packages to arrive and gifts to be shared. In the midst of all the waiting, Advent is a time of deliberate devotion and discipleship in the wait. Whether Advent is a familiar or new tradition for you, I hope you’ll lean into this amazing “Worth the Wait” series. I’ve been “waiting” for it for over a year! Listen in on this podcast  where I explain why. Then jump into this devotion and discipleship guide to seek the Lord about His Promises. When our God makes a promise, He is oh-so “Worth the Wait!” Be encouraged! Tosha ❤️

“I wait for Your salvation, O Lord.” Genesis 49:18
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!

Waiting is hard, and sometimes it’s especially difficult as we wait on God’s timing in our lives! However, when God makes a promise, He will fulfill it. When He is at work, He will finish what He started. This was true in His promise of a Savior, and this is true for all His promises, too. Let’s meet with God about this today!


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

In Genesis 12, God promised Abraham that He was going to bless the whole world through his family. However, Abraham had to wait. Then his son Isaac had to wait, and then his grandson Jacob had to wait, too! In fact, 42 generations of their family had to wait for God’s promise to come true through Jesus’ birth (Matthew 1:17). Waiting is never easy, but we can learn to wait like Jacob, with hope and expectation on the Lord’s promise. ~ How do you feel about waiting?


God, why does this matter?

A promise is a commitment to do (or not do) something. God promised He was going to send salvation, and when He promises something, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” He will fulfill it. The “when” almost always requires waiting, though. God’s timing is not our timing, but His promises do not have an expiration date. ~ How can we hold onto God’s promise and wait like Jacob did?


God, What else does your word say about this?

We all have promises that we are waiting on God to fulfill in our lives. The Psalms say, “My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise” (119:123). The Bible contains thousands of promises in addition to God’s promise to send a Savior. We long to see Him work, but, in the waiting, we can grow to love God’s promises more and more:  “Your promise is well tried and your servant loves it” (119:140). ~ What promises of God do you love? If you’re not sure of one, type “God’s Promises in the Bible” into your web browser and just scroll through what God has promised


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

The season of Advent is a season of waiting. In the midst of waiting for presents and gifts and Christmas Day, let’s focus on waiting for our God to show up and show off. What He promises, He will fulfill. That’s the kind of God He is! His promises are “WORTH THE WAIT!” ~ Let’s ask God to help us wait well!

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!

Our God is a promise-maker and a promise-keeper. He wants us to trust His promise of a Savior and salvation, and He wants us to trust ALL His promises for our lives! Let’s make Him known and encourage one another in the wait – – – because it will be worth it!

“I wait for Your salvation, O Lord.” Genesis 49:18
Worth the Wait

Up Next:  “Worth the Wait” Advent Series #2 -Gods Process


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