God's Grammar Rules

1. Never put a period where God puts a comma.
2. Never put a comma where God puts a period.   
Joanna Weaver* 

I appreciate Joanna Weaver’s “Grammar Lesson.” It’s a lesson I need to revisit from time to time.

Sometimes God asks us to wait—He places a comma in our lives. When that happens, we need to persevere, not run away or get ahead of God’s plans. (Isaiah 40:31)

God's Grammar Rules, Joanna Weaver, Let God leadAt other times, God brings something to an end—He places a period in our lives. When this happens we need to move forward boldly and confidently. (Philippians 3:12-14)

As we abide by God's grammar rules we become more aware of His purposes and His love written between every line in our life's story.

Are you struggling with your story right now? If so, ask for God’s wisdom and grace to wait or move.
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

* Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver, Waterbrook Press, CO Springs, CO, 2000, pages 126,127.

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  1. My small group at church has been studying Job. His life is the quintessential example of the comma, and waiting for God. Thank you and God bless.

  2. Sometimes giving up what we want is tough, but yielding to God is always best!

  3. we can not have everything that we want at all times! that is why we yield to God!


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