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Monday, April 2, 2012

Wait…


Wait for the LORD; 
   be strong and take heart
 
   and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 27:14(NIV)

I realize this is a common theme of mine.  Today I’m writing about a thing that is among the hardest for me…patience, or waiting.  Consciously, intellectually, I am clear that I CANNOT MOVE God.  I recently read that waiting on God is both a test of submission (ouch), and acknowledgement that His is the better idea.  What hubris, then, to think I (we) could know better. 
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In my quest for intentionality, I am going to begin appreciating the “meantime.”  In service yesterday, this song spoke to me….

Wait... with expectation.
Wait...with anticipation.
Wait...I will worship You, Lord, while I wait.William McDowell, from the album Arise

So, while I figure it out, I now have something to do besides just being frustrated.  I will worship.  I will continue to work on living thankfully, breathing and existing in prayer.  While I run.  While I clean.  While I wait.  And, while waiting, I will remember that His is the better idea, which leads me to be thankful that He is there, always, with the right thing, at the right time, in the right place.  Even waiting can be a reminder that God is Good. 

1 comment:

  1. But we HATE to WAIT!
    It's one of the toughest lessons God gives us.
    Great reminder ...

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