Category Archives: Impatience

God’s Delays

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “God is taking too long,” you come from a large tribe. I, for one, am very impatient. You know that you are impatient when microwaves, fast food restaurants, and remote controls are too slow for you! … Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ… (Philippians 1:27, N.K.J.V.) A man was sitting in his car at a red light one morning. When the light changed to green, the woman driving the car in front … Continue reading

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Keep Playing

In Galatians 6:9, the apostle Paul says to the Christians of Galatia, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (N.K.J.V.). At the risk of sounding like a … Continue reading

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Patience

Chuck Swindoll’s preaching is marked by wonderful illustrations. He has compiled hundreds of these into a book entitled The Tale of the Tardy Ox Cart. That title comes from my favorite illustration in the book. An old man and his son … Continue reading

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Count to Ten

I’m reading David Jeremiah’s book Daily in His Presence for my daily devotion times this year. A couple of weeks ago, in a devotion entitled Waiting, he wrote the following: Everyone is familiar with the “count to ten” rule. When … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, & Manasseh

God had given the land of Canaan to Israel (Abraham’s descendants, the Jews). Some forty years after unbelief and cowardice cost them their first opportunity to make the land their own (Numbers 14:1-38), God again guided them to its brink … Continue reading

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A Quick Word About Revenge

A group of American soldiers were stationed in Korea during the Korean War. While they were there they hired a young Korean fellow to cook and clean for them. Unfortunately for the Korean, the soldiers were a bunch of pranksters. … Continue reading

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When the Timing Isn’t Right

Tonya and I lived in a rental apartment and then a rental house for pretty much the first two years of our marriage. Then we started looking around for a house to buy. One house in particular looked good and … Continue reading

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God Is Working For You

A mother was busy preparing lunch for her young daughter. The little girl came into the kitchen, stood on her tiptoes to try to see above the counter, and asked, “Mommy, what are you doing?” The mother answered, “I’m working.” … Continue reading

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Six Feet Farther

The story is told of a Swedish miner who purchased an expensive claim in a certain region known for its mother-lode of gold. He then spent the next three years working hard to strike it rich in that claim. In … Continue reading

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