Wednesday, February 12, 2014

When Wallflowers Dance by Angela Thomas – Week 5

Welcome to Week Five of Angela Thomas’ “When Wallflowers Dance:  Becoming a Woman of Righteous Confidence”.

This week’s video, “Not Your Turn Yet” taught us to respond like Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:12.  Angela told us six things God asks us to do while we are waiting for “our turn”:  first, stay with the Lord (John 15:1-11); second, entrust to Him whatever you deem valuable;  third, trust Him to keep those valuables safe while you wait;  fourth, become the woman who is ready to be called up; fifth, become and remain women of prayer;  sixth, stand (Ephesians 6:13, Isaiah 61:3).  And when God says it’s your turn, run to Him!

This week’s homework, “Until It’s Your Turn” gave us the opportunity to examine what we’re waiting for and what we’re doing while we wait.  It led me to pray that God would teach me to be patient as I wait on Him to bring the life within me to maturity.

One of the things I’m waiting for is Christ’s return.  He is coming back for me.  It’s exciting.  I am eagerly waiting for Him, expectantly waiting.  But I will wait.  First and foremost, because I have no choice.  Secondly, because I trust that His timing is perfect.

Abiding in Christ while we wait is a good thing.  It’s not passive.  It’s active relationship development.  It’s building that trust in Him.  And He is certainly trustworthy.  So, how are you actively waiting?  Are you learning how to pray and developing that skill?  Are you worshiping God?  Are you reading, studying, memorizing and meditating on Scripture?  Are you serving Him wherever He has you right now?

This week’s “Girlfriend Nudges” included a challenge to extend your prayer time to 30 minutes for 3 consecutive days.  The second nudge was to find a woman who is “becoming” in a way you want to “become” and take her for coffee to learn about how she’s getting where she is.

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