This is a post made a year ago on my old blog:
I went to a church retreat conference last week – ‘Hadassah’ and it was amazing! The Lord is indeed faithful and true to those who love Him, and I claim my blessings IJN!
1. Delay is not denial: God’s time is always best, and He has His reasons for not giving us our requests immediately, it doesn’t mean he has forgotten. Remember Abraham and Sarah in the Bible, how many years they had to wait for God’s promise.
2. What you have is enough: Any little talent or gift God has given us can be used to great and mighty extents, we should appreciate the things we have. Remember the woman in the Bible who only had a jar of oil, and God replenished her greatly. Remember the boy with five loaves of bread and two fishes which Jesus multiplied to feed the five thousand.
3. The main/only opinion that should matter to you is that of God’s: Don’t be influenced unnecessarily by other people’s opinions on your lifestyle etc as long as you know it is the Godly one. If everybody in the world loves you, you will die quickly, but if everyone hates you, you should change your ways – Not everyone should love you, because if Jesus was hated and ridiculed so much on earth, despite the good things he did, then certainly expect dislike from some people in this world. “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10
4. Lastly, always endeavour to take notes during the service…as there’s a lot more I wanted to add but I’ve forgot as i didn’t take notes, sigh.