Lord, help me to remember that Your timing is perfect. Amen.
Did you know the word cookie actually comes from the Dutch word koekje, pronounced “kook-ya,” which means little cake? Why do you think they gave it this name?
Have you ever sneaked a treat before dinner? Your stomach is growling. Your patience is wearing out. You munch a cookie (or two or three) just to ease your hunger. What happens when dinnertime arrives? What if you were served your favorite meal, and you were too full to enjoy it? How would you feel? What are the benefits (and hard parts) about waiting?
- How is eating snacks before dinner like filling your life up with what you think is best?
- What are some things you want to “fill up on” that God might say “don’t eat” or wait” to?
- Why is God’s timing and His “food” best?
- How can you remind yourself to wait for God’s best?
- Write out the word koekje on a piece of paper. Underneath is, write out five things that you will trust God and wait for.
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Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7).
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