Sunday, February 17, 2013

And He Waits... For Me.

I had just finished watching a series of Mission story video’s. I sat there staring out the window, into the bright Sunshine.

‘I wonder why I’m still waiting? I want to do big things for God! I wonder if He’s forgotten about me.’

And so went my one sided conversation with God.

But then He broke in, with  a startling statement…

‘I’m waiting too, my child……
on you.’

'Huh? How could that be? You’re waiting for me?'

'But I thought I was waiting for you!'

'I’m waiting for you to trust me, to have faith in me through the grey days, just as you do through the bright ones. I’m waiting for you to surrender all of your plans, that I may work out my own. I’m waiting for you to be content, and faithful with the “Small” work I have given you for now. I'm waiting for you, to wait patiently for me, knowing my timing is perfect. Only I know when you are ready.  I’m waiting for you to seek me with all your heart. I'm waiting to open the way for you…I’m waiting for you to step into the “red sea”….’

He is waiting for me to have faith, and believe in His promises.

(And I'm learning that the words Believe, and Faith, are words filled with action!)

The almighty God, waiting on me… What a sobering thought!

And here I thought I was waiting for Him!

‘Oh Lord, please teach me what I need to learn….
and oh, may I not keep you waiting!’

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…” Psalms 37: 3-7

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Be Still, My Daughter...

When I read these words in my Inbox this morning, it seemed they were written just for me...

But maybe they're for you too.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor deem these days--these waiting days--as ill!
The One who loves thee best, who plans thy way,
Hath not forgotten thy great need today!
And, if He waits, 'tis sure He waits to prove
To thee, His tender child, His heart's deep love.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Thou longest much to know thy dear Lord's will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way
Corrodingly within, because of His delay
Persuade thyself in simple faith to rest
That He who knows and loves, will do the best.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move one step, not even one, until
His way hath opened. Then, ah then, how sweet!
How glad thy heart, and then how swift thy feet
Thy inner being then, ah then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted long.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could'st thou for Him fill?
'Tis hard! ah yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
'Tis hard, 'tis true! But then--He giveth grace
To count the hardest spot the sweetest place.
~J.D. Smith

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. " Psalms 27:14

Oh Lord, give me the strength to wait on Thee.....