Story Time- The Thanksgiving Dinner Had to Wait

My story time posts will be about Thanksgiving experiences the next few Thursdays. 🙂

Many years ago my favorite college football team always played on Thanksgiving Day. One year the game was called the Game of the Century because it was # 1 versus #2 teams in the country. The game was back and forth. I was twelve years old and watched the game with my grandfather, my father, and my older brother. We were on the edge of our seats.

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With about ten minutes left in the game, we were told Thanksgiving dinner was ready. That was back when there was one TV in the house and of course no cell phones or internet to watch on. Our response was- NOT YET. Thanksgiving Dinner had to wait. Our team won the game and went on to play for the National Championship destroying Alabama in the 1971 Orange Bowl with a score of 38 to 6. The game against Oklahoma was the real National Championship game.

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Our team won. We ate Thanksgiving dinner feeling doubly blessed even though grandmother had a disapproving look as we came upstairs.

I think the hardest answer to prayer to accept is- WAIT.

If the answer to a prayer is yes, it is so easy to accept. If it is no, we feel bad for a short while but get over it.

BUT if the answer is wait, we have thoughts like-for how long, or when.

There can be many reasons for the answer to be wait. Perhaps we are not ready yet. Or perhaps the other aspects are not ready yet. Maybe the other people involved are not ready yet.

The best thing to do when the answer is wait, is to keep on praying and spending time each day with the Lord. If we do that, we will be renewed while we wait just as it says in Isaiah 40:

“but those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”

The Lord will bring the answer in his perfect timing. We need to guard against frustration and not confuse what we think the perfect time should be with his perfect timing.

Speaking of wait, I am still waiting for more info about Deandra of boyfriend. You know like pictures and info. 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

30 thoughts on “Story Time- The Thanksgiving Dinner Had to Wait

  1. Waiting is not usually easy. We also must resist the urge to rush the process while waiting. But through waiting our faith grows and we learn more about God if we use the time wisely.

  2. Yes, the hardest thing to do is wait. Your perfect response “There can be many reasons for the answer to wait. Perhaps we are not ready yet. Or perhaps the other aspects are not ready yet. Maybe the other people involved are not ready yet.”

    It’s a teaching moment for us from our Heavenly Father….Patience…and His perfect timing. Father knows best. ♡

  3. Yeah… waiting, it definitely brings up a lot of questions. It also leaves a lot of room for the devil to get in there and create doubt and confusion. This is especially a good reason to keep tucking in close to the Lord. Thanks for the advice big bro. 🙂

  4. Ohh I needed this today. Waiting is a discipline and an art. THANK YOU!! And you are so right in saying that there are somethings, such as not being ready which could be a possible reason.

      1. He’s well. Thank god, no episodes.Thank you again for the recommendation on the humidifier 🙏

  5. I agree with you big bro!. Wait can send us to the planet of “questioning”. But then, at the end, He will come through in a grand way!. Always worth the wait!.

    Smiles. @ your last comment. 🙈

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