The invention of the drive thru at fast food or Dunkins originally was for convenience. The purpose was to get in and out with a coffee or small order. Now I have to walk in to DD to get my coffee because the drive thru is so long and time consuming. I’m out faster and sooner than the drive thru!
Fishing or working on a puzzle or a painting takes time and much patience as well.
I don’t mind waiting, but I can easily get frustrated or distracted with impatience. Then I realize I’ll be sitting in traffic anyway. This reminds me of waiting on the Lord for an answer to prayer or some serious need I am trusting Him for to meet my need or for somebody else who has a dire need as well.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…” Psalm 37:7a
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage” Psalm 27:14
King David consistently had his patience tried and tested just like us. Yet he learned the art of meditating and trusting completely in God because there were situations out of his control. Sound familiar?
“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly”. Psalms 5:3 NLT
What is out of control or something you can’t do anything about? If you’re trying to fix or change the person or loved ones situation, forget about it! We cant fix people only they can decide to change or God somehow intervenes by His grace and mercy because someone prayed.
Prayer does not only change things but praying to the Lord changes us, people and circumstances. Our problem is that we try to figure it out or enable the situation “thinking we are going to fix it”, but it doesnt work.
It is better to learn in silence and tell it to Jesus rather than everybody else. Patience in trusting God is a true test of maturity, but let me say it is a necessity and not always easy.
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord”. Psalms 27:14
“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10
Spend time alone with God and meditate on His word, be silent and listen to what the Lord wants to say to you because God listens without judging us.
Have a great day my friend and remember getting out of your vehicle to get your coffee is not always as bad as you think.
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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