Waiting

“Your airplane has been cancelled, please go to the ticket counter to reschedule your flight and get a voucher for a hotel room.”

It was 9:30pm, I was at the Philadelphia airport when I heard those dreaded words. I had been sitting in this airport for 6 hours already.

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wait (Photo credit: CmdrFire)

I had an early start at 8:30am in the airport at Cancun, Mexico, after coming back from an outreach in Cuba.  Just the day before, I experienced a 5-hour delay in Cuba, going to Cancun en route back to the U.S. and finally caught the last shuttle to the hotel at 10:50pm.

We spend a good deal of our lives waiting in lines at the checkout counters in stores, restaurants, doctors’ offices, in traffic, customers service phone calls, on people, etc. There must be a way to wait that won’t perturb us and make us loose our cool.  I must admit that I didn’t pass the test of waiting with the right attitude on this trip.  I wish I could tell you that I was a blessing to everyone I met, but that didn’t happen.

All I could say was, “Please be patient, God is not finished with me yet!”

We will have difficult times of waiting in our lives, where we want to speed up God’s process and timing.

Sometime ago, I needed money to pay my rent that was due on the first of the month, but I didn’t have enough money. So I borrowed from friends and relatives. When I went to the office to pay my rent, the manager was out of town and he was coming back only on the third of the month.

I checked my mailbox on the third, and I saw that my cheques had come in. There was enough money to pay my rent. God showed up in my time of need. I had tried to take things into my own hands and help God out, when He has actually worked everything out. God’s timing and provision increased my faith.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” Romans 8:26-28, MSG

Next time, you are given the opportunity to wait, focus on the love and goodness of God, you will be able to get through it better and be blessing to someone.

 Heavenly Father, Help me to develop an attitude of gratitude.  Father, enable me to always rejoice in knowing that Your love supersedes any difficulties I may encounter.  As I keep my eyes on Your love, goodness, and faithfulness You will keep me in perfect peace as I am going through this waiting process.  Thank You for allowing me to see this situation I am facing through Your eyes.

In Jesus’ Name Amen.

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I Am Royalty

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced their newborn son is to be called George Alexander Louis. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge,” reported the U.K Guardian.

Screenshot Prince William, Kate & Royal Baby a...

Screenshot Prince William, Kate & Royal Baby at Lindo Wing (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

The whole world was in awe as they were informed of the birth of Prince William and Kate’s “new prince.” Third in line to the British throne, newscasters said this child is worth at least one billion dollars.

I lived in England for a while, and I know how excited people can get when there is news from the Palace. We rejoice at the birth of this child, believing that his life and destiny will be a blessing to many.

Another child came into this world over 2000 years ago, and He was the epitome of Royalty. When I first heard God called me His royal daughter and child, it made me feel special.

At that time, I was going through a plateau in my job. I somehow felt that I had missed my destiny and felt empty. My life wasn’t fulfilling and my job was not going as I had thought it would. I felt that I had made the wrong choice.

God said to me, “You are my daughter, I had already planned your life. You haven’t missed out. Nothing takes me by surprise or catches me unaware. You may be unaware, but as your Father, I always know what’s coming ahead and I have made all the preparations. I am your Father, and I have promised to take care of you.”

When we believe in Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are adopted into His family. We become royalty based on the Word of God.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9, NIV

We are in a royal family, because of what Jesus has done on the Cross. He has given us a new identity and He wants us to begin looking at ourselves differently.

We are no longer paupers, but Sons and Daughters of royalty. The new Prince George Alexander Louis is worth over a billion dollars, but as a son or daughter of God you are “Priceless!”

Father, help me to understand and embrace the identity You have given to me as Your son/daughter in Your Kingdom.  I am Your child and You have taken the responsibility to love, care and protect me.  I am so glad to be in Your family.  I give You my hand, teach me how to be Your child and enjoy You.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.