Sunday, May 8, 2011

Worth waiting

   We leave today to bring the rest of our belongings to Buffalo.  We hope to be settled into our new home here by July.  It feels like it has taken a long time.  But time is a funny thing.  When we want something, it seems to trudge along like molasses.  When we want to savor something, it runs like a chetah.  Yet in both situations there is much for us to learn.

   Isaiah spoke well when he said, "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."  Isaiah 64:4

Waiting.  Its not just sitting idle.  It is actively watching for what the Lord will do in the circumstance while we are also staying focused on honoring Him.  It is not being sidetracked by the desire.  Let Him take care of that in His time.  "What does that matter to you" Jesus said to Peter.  "You follow me."  That is our call, our duty, our life.

And when He acts, it is always good.  For us, the home we are getting is perfect for the needs and desires we have had.  And during the time, we have had provision.  So we are very grateful.

I encourage us not to be impatient or fall into the trap of thinking that God doesn't care when time is in the molasses mode.  It is in those times He is doing His finest work. 

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