Thursday, May 3, 2012

8 "While I'm Waiting"

Yesterday I heard this song on the radio.

I've heard it so many times before
but yesterday the Lord opened my heart and I 'heard' it for the first time.
Are you in a period of waiting?
A short period of waiting. . .
for the answer to a job interview
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
Or waiting on a phone call from a doctor??
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14
or a long period of waiting. . .
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
maybe longer than you had anticipated. . .
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles” Psalm 34:17
waiting for the one God has picked for you to spend the rest of your life with, 
“while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” Titus 2:13-14
waiting for that phone call from Gladney, telling you that they have your baby??
“Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies” Romans 8:23
Waiting. . .
But would you want it your way??
Would you want your life to turn out different than God’s perfect plan?
“Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” Psalm 119:133
Would you want to step away from his will for your life?
“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10-11
So while you are in a period of waiting,
You have a choice
“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” Psalm 34:14
You can be receptive to what the Lord is trying to teach you
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint” Jer. 31: 25 
You could mentor and invest in others
“not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another” Hebrews 10:25
You could be thankful for this sweet time to fall more in love with Jesus 
and learn more of his word 
to hide in your heart 
for times that are more chaotic than this quiet time of waiting.
“I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations” Psalm 108:3

But above all, pray. . ..
“Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” 1 Chronicles 16:10
and believe in His mightiness. .
“For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth.” Daniel 6:26-27
because miracles happen every day! 
“to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” Jude 1:25
Tara, Isaac, and their beautiful baby boy, Zane!
Happy "Gotcha Day" sweet friend! :-)
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  1. Gosh girl! You've been so encouraging this week! Thank you so much! The Lord has truly blessed you with this as one of your spiritual gifts!

  2. adorable child! thanks for the sweet post!

  3. Oh wow you know Tara and Isaac!? One of my best friends works with Isacc! I have been following their story as well! So awesome they got their little boy!!!!

  4. Thank you so much for posting this! That song has ministered to me so much and is one of my favorites!

  5. Beautiful post!!

  6. LOVE YOU~ and loved this post!

  7. that song is so so special, i love it. did you know the artist john waller kept waiting and waiting too for the Lord to provide him a musical career so the song has a personal story to the artist as well. it is so so important to wait on the Lord and never rush His plans


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