Sunday to Monday / Wait to be Strengthened

"Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else. Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand." -- Henri J.M. Nouwen

Our God is an awesome God, creator of all that is seen and unseen. We listened to the promises of Isaiah 40:21-31 to be reminded that when we wait for God, God will renew our strength and we can soar.

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Take the message into your week for personal reflections, conversations over coffee or time with others.

  • Do you draw upon God’s strength? How?
  • What happens when you must wait? Is waiting a spiritual discipline you need to practice? How might you add the practice of waiting into your day?
  • How do you know God cares for you? Read Isaiah 40:21-31 and then look around outside; spend some time contemplating God’s creation and marvel in the fact that you are God’s creation.
  • Looking ahead to next week: Who taught you to pray the Lord’s Prayer? 

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“Go and find Jesus when your patience and strength give out and you feel alone and helpless. He is waiting for you. Say to him, ‘Jesus, you know exactly what is going on. You are all I have, and you know all. Come to my help.’ And then go and don’t worry about how you are going to manage. That you have told God about it is enough. He has a good memory.” – Jeanne Jugan

 

 

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