Be Still

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Waiting is not easy, as I have discovered the last few weeks.  There are so many uncertainties as we make plans and preparations.  Things that we thought would be easy have turned out to be difficult, things that should be relatively quick are taking a long time, and things that we didn’t expect have come in the way.  It’s too easy to fall back into trying to make things happen.

“Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.  For the LORD is a God of justice’ blessed are those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18

“Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

God is speaking, and the need to be quiet and listen is something I’m learning to do more.  Both these verses were part of my week and brought me back to letting God work in his timing.

Pray for us as we make preparations.  Pray that God will open the doors, clear the paths, and make our way straight.

John

2 thoughts on “Be Still

  1. As the King James English says, “When the fulness of time was come…” (Gal. 4:4) You’re just not at the “fulness of time” yet. 🙂 Learning patience is not fun, is it?

  2. Life and holy interruptions… Zaccheus in the tree, Blind Barnabas stopping Him on the road, a woman grabbing His hem in the marketplace, each one as He was on His way to some other urgent ministry. One was even on a life and death mission! Yet, these were pre-planned and He paused, He listened to that still, small voice, He recognized the whisper. So hard to see “them” as part of The Plan when we have an agenda and a plan in mind. We have a ministry planned, a place to go, life and death things that matter and someone asks us for lunch, calls our name as we pass, grabs our sleeve as we rush past. Blast!
    You have my heart’s empathy, may He help us both learn to watch and listen for moments of holy interruptions.

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