♥ Heart Issues ♥ - a Devotional for Women

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.  Proverbs 4:23
Heart Issues is a collection of devotional teachings straight from the heart of God, given during those quiet times of fellowship, to share with you.  It is our desire that, through them, you will experience God’s love and His purpose for your life.            


Have you seen the television commercial for Yoplait yogurt?  It takes place in one of their fruit orchards.  A worker is on a ladder propped up against a tree. He is focused on one particular peach hanging from a branch.  It is obvious that he can hardly wait to pick the fruit.  Another worker is standing on the ground below him.  She keeps looking at her watch.  Every few seconds she says, "Not yet."  Until, finally she takes one more look at her watch and hollers out the command, “Pull that peach!”

Of course the point of the ad is that they only use fruit that has been picked at just the right moment.  Anything else would not be suitable, nor as delicious for their yogurt.  I don’t know about you, but I can relate to the worker on the ladder. 

Has God ever shown you that you are to do something, but He wants you to wait until the time is just right?  It’s hard not to rush ahead of Him, isn’t it?  We get so excited. We’re standing on the ladder with our hand outstretched, focusing on the “fruit.”  Such a temptation to grab it!  It looks ready.  I’m ready (or at least *I* think I am.)  What difference could just a few more “moments” make?

We want what we want when we want it.  But God says to wait for His order.  That is when we will experience the very best.  Everything will be in place.  We will lose none of the “deliciousness” of the experience.

 Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that “There is a right time for everything.”  God’s time is the right time.  Let’s wait for His command to “pull that peach” and enjoy the “fruits.”

 From God’s heart to ours…..