Monday, October 7, 2013

Wait on the Lord and Stay in line

I was sitting here thinking about how much my life has changed in the last year and my imagination took over. I pictured a very long line, with many people waiting to be helped by the person at the window. I pictured there being many distractions to the right and to the left of the people standing in line but in order to be helped, you had to stay in line or you would have to go to the end of the line.  I pictured myself at the end of the line doing the "pee-pee" dance because I had been standing in line so long that my natural bodily sensations were now responding to the wait. But again, if I got out of line, I would lose my spot.

This is a depiction of what has happened in my life in the last year. I petitioned God for so many things over these last few years and it seemed like everyone was in line before me.  They all had their chance to be helped by the person standing at the window.  There were so many distractions all around me that if I responded to them, I would have to start over and get to the back of the line.  Even my natural bodily sensations began to tell of how much time had elapsed but I knew I couldn't get out of line. I can't lose my spot. Because I exercised patience, in ONE year, to the glory of God, my pay increased by $7.00, I became a homeowner and a geniune love has found me.

Isaiah 40:31
They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up their wings like an eagle and soar. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and never faint.   Wait on the Lord, stay in line and dont lose your spot.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, I thank you for salvation, for freedom, for liberty, favor, mercy and grace. I come on behalf of your servants who are in their season of waiting. No matter what it is that they are waiting for, I pray that their hearts will be fixed and their minds will be made up that YOU know what is best for them now and in their future. I pray that they, including myself, learn to trust YOU with everything that concerns us and more importantly trust the timing of YOUR blessings. Train us to be responsible stewards over what it is YOU will bring into our lives and help us to exercise wisdom and restraint so that we don't abuse or misuse the blessing YOU will give to us. We give YOU glory. We worship YOU because YOU are worthy to be worshipped. We honor YOU with our bodies and with our speech. We love YOU and we need YOU.  We thank you for everything. In Jesus name. Amen

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