Today’s Marriage Prayer Podcast is a great fit for today’s Scattered Seeds Devotion. Here’s a link if you’d like to take a listen! It’s a short little podcast that I think you’ll enjoy.
Today’s Scattered Seeds
I’m the kind of person that sees the bright side of things. I don’t get bothered too quickly by trouble. I’m calm when the world around me is tumbling down. Where I do struggle however is when God makes me wait.
I’m like a bee in a bottle that can’t wait to get out. As soon as I’m confined to the parameters of uncertainty I get anxious and start falling apart.
As I got to thinking about that today, I realized that when God puts us in that place of waiting and uncertainty, He’s asking us to give up our hopes and to give up our expectations, trading our comfort for faith. Everyone wants to be in control, and the moment that control is taken away, we start to unravel. The real test of faith is whether or not we can step back and trust God to lead.
Martin Luther King Jr. described faith by saying, “It’s taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
It’s not always easy, and in fact rarely is. But that’s how faith grows. It means that we’ll exercise patience, as we trust in His power. It means that we’ll lean on His wisdom during uncertain times. It means that we’ll wait, that we’ll trust, that we’ll pray.
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Tilling the Soil
Read Isaiah 40:27-31. It’s a reminder during times of uncertainty God is our power and strength.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. . (Philippians 4:6, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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