Filling Life's Potholes with God's Perfection

Perfection Road offers encouragement to those longing to live like Jesus,
so they may confidently travel the road toward God's perfect love.

2 responses to “Shortcuts”

  1. Vicki Stephens

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. GOD is using you to speak to me for sure. I am placing the book you read by LeGard Smith on my Christmas list. Maybe Santa will get it for me!

  2. Lei Ann Nichols

    Thanks Donna for your frankness! I’ve been convicted lately for not spending quality time with my Lord by cultivating the deep relationship He wants to have with me so that I may be about His work. I can’t know His will if I don’t listen to Him speak to me through study, meditation and prayer.

    “Hurry up and get it done” seems to be our society’s motto today. Patience seems to be lost from our vocabulary. We often are consumed with frustration and anxiety if we have to wait for something; for example, waiting in line at the grocery store or at the bank, waiting on our food in a restaurant or waiting to see the doctor in his office.

    In our mission travels people would walk for 3 days by foot just to stand in line for many hours to see one of our doctors. Although those people would be very tired and hungry, it absolutely amazed me that most would still greet us with a smile. Time was not an important commodity there. Spending time with friends and family seemed more important to them. Church would start around the same time every Sunday and Wednesday when the majority was in attendance but there were no time constraints. Some were there hours before church started while others would continue to arrive after the singing began. Afterward, some would leave but many would stay and fellowship for an hour or so. However, no one ever hurried out the door because all of them including the children attempted to lovingly shake every hand and speak to every person in the place. Everyone was treated as though they were a family member.

    Sometimes in all the rush to get things done, especially this time of year, I need to be reminded that the first and foremost important thing to do on my list is to be still and wait on the Lord and to cultivate my relationship with Him and others.

    My memory verse for this week is: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

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