The Art of WaitingBy Becky Capps (Boopaints) on March 17, 2010
|Waiting is an art form that I need and want to develop. And while I am hoping to develop this extraordinary gift, I have to wait some more.|
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart" Psalm 27:14
I like to meditate on verses like this when I am waiting on the Lord. Sometimes I complain "Lord! I feel like all I do is wait". He smiles.
Thankfully. It's great knowing I can talk to God about everything. And that He's not taking a long break at the heavenly water cooler but he hears my every word and even more, my inner thoughts that I can't put words to. To be loved so much that He wants the best...THE VERY BEST.... for me is incredible.
Why He wants me to learn to WAIT is beyond me...I am ready to go.... and have the energy.... and desire.... but he says, "wait". In the beginning I don't usually feel good about waiting. Sometimes I have a desire to just jump on in with both feet but thankfully the Holy Spirit reminds me WHO IS IN CHARGE and that isn’t me! Then, after being reminded about some of my past "not-so-terrific" waiting experiences, I am aware His plans are so much better than the one I was thinking about.
Whew. Another close call!
My desire is to hide this verse in my heart as I learn the Art of Waiting.
|Christian blog, Psalm 27:14|
|Over the past eight years, I've learned that the things that seem so important are fleeting and to trust God completely with my life is what really brings me joy, peace and contentment. I love bringing the written word and images together as a way of reminding us all to lean on God and not ourselves. My favorite verses are Proverbs 3: 5-6, Jeremiah 29:11 and Matthew 6: 25-27.|
"Christ followers shouldn't be stuffy, boring or rude . . . but purposefully embrace life and live like Jesus did: with joy, love and compassion".
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