Greetings and Joy in Abundance!

Ever wonder why some people seem to be floating through life and others stumble?

I wonder this, and seek to find ways to float instead of stumble. Maybe you would like to join me in this search.

Seeking a closer relationship with God seems to allow my life to float along a little easier.

Phillipians 4:5-6 tells us to reveal our gentleness outwardly, that God is near and that we should not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, we should thankfully approach the Lord with our concerns.

As a high energy person, my anxiety can run high. I am constantly seeking ways to leave my concerns at the foot of the cross.

Random? Probably not.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Dear friends and visitors,

What is it about waiting that is so difficult?  I know the culture has encouraged us to achieve everything now, right away.  No waiting in line - order it online.  No need to save, use a credit card.  Get an answer from someone now - call them on the cell phone - if they don't answer, text them!

What is this doing to our quality of life?  I was wondering this after a conversation with a friend yesterday.  He doesn't answer his phone unless he knows who is calling, he doesn't listen to voice mail until he gets around to it, he doesn't answer email immediately, sometimes for several days.  He makes his deadlines because he is able to remain uninterrupted by the things the rest of us allow to peek into our life at any given time.  How do we manage the technology that makes our life easier?  What does it look like in our life?

Are we seeking after things that calm and enrich our spirit?  I think that today is a good day to consider the nature of God and whether we reflect this character in our lives.  Yesterday, I had a verse stuck in my head saying, "wait upon the Lord." and today, I woke up thinking, "I wait paitiently for the Lord and he heard my cry." Psalm 40:1   I really do believe that sometimes God says wait and He means it.  I have been in waiting.  Have you?  I'm sure there is something in your heart that you are waiting for. 

Be strong.  Know that as you wait, when you are patient and appreciate the things around you and enjoy the journey, you are blessed and enriched in your life.  Each day is a new day, each hour brings with it challenge, opportunity and blessing.  We must look for these things to allow ourselves to be prepared for the day to come.  What does that day hold?  Only the Lord knows.  But we trust that today will help to bring us forward to tomorrow.  Use the pieces of today to build yourself and grow your character so you are a fitting example for those who look to you for guidance.  Amen, friend.

Jesus loves you - this I know.  I love you, my brothers and sisters in Christ.  I deeply love you with the heart of Jesus.  The unconditional patient love that sees the value and the spirit of God within you.  Peace be with you today as you wait.

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