Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What are You Waiting For?

"I say to myself, 'The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him." Lamentations 3:24 (NIV)

Do you have a hard time waiting? I think most people do. I know that I do. I have a hard time just waiting for the coffee maker to deliver the goods!! Aren't you thankful for that little pluggy thing that stops the flow so that you can stick your cup right under there when you simply must have it now??

But, you know, it's rarely that simple. Most things of real significance take time...and for a purpose. There are lessons to be learned (and perhaps re-learned)...matters of the heart to be and trust to be developed...some things that just can't be accomplished without actually plodding through. James 1:4 tells us that, "Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." I want to be mature and complete...not lacking anything. Don't you? And we've been promised in Philippians 1:6 that He who began a good work in us will be faithful to complete it!

So savor the moments. Stay in His Word. Pray without ceasing. And, yes, wait. Remember, "Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him."

Lord, You are our portion. We will wait on You. "Yes, LORD, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your Name and renown are the desire of our hearts." (Isaiah 26:8)


janelle said...

Kristi, I am extremely impatient when it comes to wanting "results" from God whether it is an answer to prayer or whether its in learning something from him.

Over the past few years, I have been learning to wait - and sometimes the lesson is the waiting.

Kathy said...

How timely Kristi! I love your blog by the way. I am finding the 'waiting' for Scott's second transplant a very challenging thing. While I know in my head that God has the perfect time and situation, the waiting, sleeping light trying not to miss the phone ringing, wondering what time of year it will be (this one will be in Chicago), knowing my house will never be in perfect received a lesson on trust this week too. My baby boy (20) is in Spain in study abroad..he called me sick, wanting to know what hospital to go to, he wound up with 105 temp, 5 cold IV's, etc to get his temp down. I was not waiting very patiently for updates on him. Besides praying I was so trying to figure out how to get to Spain! lol...It is hard to let go and just trust that God will protect them. Anyway...thanks for the "waiting" blog, it was great! MISS YOU!! Kathy Robinson