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Redeemed & Restored: Benches & Trees & Speed Bumps, Oh My!

I am always amazed at the number of scriptures that encourage us to WAIT ON THE LORD. It just must be part of our human nature to want to take control and make things happen. I know that is how I’ve always been. A type A do-er, impulsive and one who flies by the seat of my pants…I all myself a “pantster” rather than a plotter or planner. But OH the joy we experience when we wait on Him and He does immeasurable more than we could ever ask or imagine that just proves that waiting on Him is SO MUCH BETTER than getting out in front of Him trying to hurry things up!

Athena Dean Holtz
Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

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