Monday, January 7, 2013

Life is Not A Drive Through...

Sunday, as I was leading worship there was a definite time when I felt we were waiting for something.  What are we waiting for, Lord?  It's interesting to be the leader when your leading a time of....waiting.  Waiting is not a comfortable time for most people.  (I'm grateful for a church family that is willing to wait in the Presence of God.)  Most of us like quick service, done in a way that pleases us the most.

When I was pregnant with Andrew, I learned a huge lesson in waiting.   Andrew was "due" December 1st and was born December 27th.  Since Jeremy (our first born) was 2 day's early,  I thought I knew how to do the birth thing.  Sometimes your past experience does not determine your present experience!   It was such a long wait.

Now, I'm waiting on the Home-going of my mom.  A couple of years ago it seemed that the Lord reminded me of my birth coachng days.  It seemed that I was going to be a coach for my parents' birthing into heaven.  I know - sounds kind of weird - but, that's what I heard.

I'm trying to see that times of waiting are not as bad as sometimes they feel....that God does the incredible in our times of waiting and I can trust Him in the waiting - not just the arrival of what's anticipated!!!!

Galatians 6:9 
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Psalms 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Lord, I pray for us as we wait - that we will know Your strength, and Your joy, and Your presence, and.....You - in the waiting.  

With Love,


Musicman said...

Thank you for sharing and drawing the connection from cradle to grave.

Musicman said...

Thank you for sharing and drawing the connection from cradle to grave.

dianne kirkwood said...

I love waiting on the Lord and do so each morning. To hear the voice of the Lord is health to my bones. Appreciate your posts Jeanette dear.

Joyce Kathleen said...

May the God of all peace bless you with overwhelming grace as you coach this home-going. Your life and your honest writing astounds me-- my sister, my friend.