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Last week,I attended a Bible group sharing which was with predominantly women in

attendance. One of the focus of the sharing was: (patience while) awaiting GOd's

answers to our prayers.

As humans, we usually want get the answers to our needs and wants; and as

Christians when we lift our prayers to God we want to know God's ways of answering

our petitions or concerns. What about the process of waiting?

While awaiting for God's answers to our humanly concerns, we usually get

so wrapped up within our own selves or our concerns we forget what we are learning

during the waiting process. We get so anticipatory with God's answer to our

prayers, we sometimes forget that during the process there are many experiences and

moments, simple they may be that God probably tries to teach us, enlighten us or

refine our characters. Most of the time, we expect God's answer to our prayers in

our own time but we all know that God's time is eternity. Thus, he knows better

than many human intelligences combined, right?

How about you? Which part of life do you most learn about: the process of

learning or the answers/end results/product?

6 comments
  1. Mimi November 13, 2007 at 1:14 PM  

    I know that I learn the most during the process... but I have to admit I get very anxious for the results... and I have to hold myself back and wait for God's timing...that is one of my short comings that I am working on...

  2. hailey's beats and bits November 13, 2007 at 3:34 PM  

    i can identify with you mimi. however, the anxiety for the result is also a show of our faith, right? that God listens to our prayers!

  3. ann k November 14, 2007 at 12:02 AM  

    hi hails! it should be the time of waiting, right? along the way, you really learn a lot of lessons. but, sometimes the waiting can also be agonizing.

  4. sunshineforlife November 15, 2007 at 2:38 AM  

    what a wonderful entry, Hails. It simply reminds us that really God knows what's best for us.

    God answers us in 3 ways: yes, no, and wait -- bt we are too objective in what we asked then we fail to realized that actually God has already answered our prayes. I think God never actually answers NO-- instead he gives us according to what He thinks the best for us.

    process or product? i guess both should go together. u cant get a good product unless it did not underwent a very good process. -- just my thought.

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  6. Tracy November 15, 2007 at 8:35 AM  

    I learn more in retrospect. Once the outcome is clear to me, I can look back and se what God was trying to teach me.