Something very few people enjoy. Most people despise to wait…

Our society has become filled with an “I deserve this instantly” mentality.

And yet, the Word of God is filled with Promises for those who WAIT.

The most famous verse is:

Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (ESV)

but those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings; when they are running they won’t grow weary, when they are walking they won’t get tired. (CJB)

If you look at the ESV it uses the word “wait.” The CJB uses “hope.”

I found this quite interesting. Not knowing the actual Hebrew word used in this writing I don’t know which one would be closer to the original intent, but if it is “hope” than that means we should always be anticipating! We should always be filled with HOPE.

This is not easy. The struggle is real to keep HOPE alive. When the darts and arrows are flying and you feel burdens and weary, trying to HOPE is hard. I even find that I don’t always know what to HOPE for anymore.

What I do know, if we are walking with HIM and we look to Adonai for our source of wisdom and understanding, than HE will be with us and we can rely on HIS strength to get us through.

Psalm 27:13-14 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (ESV)

If I hadn’t believed that I would see Adonai’s goodness in the land of the living, . . .Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai! (CJB)

These verses are the same. WAIT in one translation is HOPE in the other.

Friends, I believe this is significant. When we wait, we don’t lose hope. As we wait, we keep our hope in Him. We take courage and stand strong because HE is with us.

I have watched God provide over and over if I just “wait.” If I keep my HOPE in Him, He does come through! I admit that I despise waiting. But with HIM fighting the battle, it is KEY to do this.

Let’s keep cheering one another on. We need each other. It helps us stay “strong and courageous.”

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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Take A Time Out

Is your heart broken and your spirit bruised?

Do you feel like no matter what you do – no one seems to be happy anymore?

Do you feel tested and tired?

Weary and worn?

Overcommitted and overwhelmed?

Take a time out.

Get alone with God and feel His powerful presence. He not only is near, He heals, saves, and restores.

Near is Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth. ~Psalm 34:18 YLT

— XXOO Michelle

Slam The Door On Fear

Fear gives the enemy access.

Slam the door on fear today!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
— 2 Timothy 1:7 AMP

—XXOO Michelle Bollom RestoredMinistries.org

Don’t Make These Mistakes

Pastors/shepherds, please don’t make these mistakes…

Putting church over community
Putting orthodoxy over love.
Putting certainty over wonder.
Putting teaching over conversation.
Putting polished over real.
Putting explanations over empathy.
Putting answers over questions.
Putting membership over friendship.
Putting prayer over action.
Putting services over self-care.
Putting style over substance.
Putting appearance over authenticity.
Putting functionality over beauty.
Putting religion over spirituality.
Putting numbers over faces.
Putting holiness over humanity.
Putting accountability over acceptance.
Putting heaven over earth.
Putting meetings over relationships.
Putting reputation over risk.
Putting superiority over humility.
Putting charisma over compassion.
Putting the afterlife over the herelife.
Putting doctrine over reason.
Putting hierarchy over equality.

  • Jim Palmer


I love when friends share verses that encourage and uplift. That is what the body of Christ is all about. Running the race with one another. Cheering each other on.

Today a friend sent me a verse that has been an encouragement to her. I want to share it with you.

Job 33:4 It is the Spirit of God that made me, the breath of Shaddai that gives me life.

God created YOU for a reason.

His SPIRIT and breath give YOU LIFE.

I needed that today.

What are you breathing? What brings you life?

Take time to let HIM bring you breath and breathe HIM in…

What a PROMISE to hold onto to. BELIEVE it!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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