Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Today was a rough day, with William getting kicked out of school till friday. I wonder if I'm doing something wrong, I have a comission from God to care for and teach these boys about Him. At times like this I am so ready to go home to Him. Low and behold Pastor Mike in his devotional this morning was about waiting but not just waiting but what we can do with this waiting. I asked him if I could use this in my blog and he said he would be honored. So I am turning it over to him, I deeply love this man:
Easier said than done isn't it? Sometimes the only thing that helps me while I am waiting on God is to simply close my eyes and allow my heart to see what my eyes can't and to put my hope in "delayed gratification". I openly confess I am not very good at delaying my gratification, especially if I know what I want, I mean what I need, ha, and need really bad. What I love about this song is I get it. I totally understand what it means to want something and have to wait all the while being hopeful and knowing that as I am waiting and remaining hopeful I have to learn to deal with the pain that comes with not having what I want, yet! Yes, loved one, I stress the yet as this is where faith comes in and is really put to the test. Can I wait and what will I do while I am waiting? The key I am learning is to be "actively waiting" and to believe in delayed gratification as I do. Does riding my bike count as "actively waiting", ha! Just know, some things are so good they are worth the wait no matter how long it takes, no matter how long the wait. Read the words to the song today and sing it and pray it too. I have discovered its not just a great song, it's a great prayer too! While I Am Waiting I'm waiting I'm waiting on You, Lord And I am hopeful I'm waiting on You, Lord Though it is painful But patiently, I will wait I will move ahead, bold and confident Taking every step in obedience While I'm waiting I will serve You While I'm waiting I will worship While I'm waiting I will not faint I'll be running the race Even while I wait I'm waiting I'm waiting on You, Lord And I am peaceful I'm waiting on You, Lord Though it's not easy But faithfully, I will wait Yes, I will wait I will serve You while I'm waiting I will worship while I'm waiting I will serve You while I'm waiting I will worship while I'm waiting I will serve You while I'm waiting I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord (song ends) Yes, beloved of Jesus, the song reminds us that life can be a paradox at times, seemingly stranger than fiction as they say. Be encouraged though as you actively wait on God to satisfy the longings in your heart and know as you do that God loves you and I do too, I do, I do! "But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31


Lorry said...

Jeanne, I'm just reading this post and wondering what William did to get him kicked out? Joshua was suspended in like 3rd or 4th grade for something so stupid I can't even remember what it was now. It went in his record, but never really effected the remainder of his years. (if I remember which I don't it was something like swearing) UGH!!

I too like you want instant gratification but know all things happen for a reason, we might not agree or understand at the time but eventually God makes it clear!
Hang in there friend

Lisa Spiegel said... friend...(((Hugs)))