The Bible's definition of the above is...to stay, serve, or attend to; to patiently anticipate. Verses that jump out and help me are in the NIV version.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.Romans 8:23-25 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen, is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
To be honest, waiting is not easy for me. But then, think about it...God has to wait for us time and time again for us to follow and trust Him. For everything! And for all the people that yet have to come to know Him. Pray, pray, and pray some more. I think that waiting is one of the hardest thing to do! But we must and trust God. Like my first post said...God is good, because His answer will be what is right!
I have been thinking a lot about life, and what to do. My answer is to wait and do what the Holy Spirit directs me to do. That is what I am doing..also getting my i's dotted and t's crossed. It feels good to get things organized. Some of you know that is not one of my strong suits either. :) But it sure feels good when I look back and see my path of organization. Wow!!
Right now I am listening to music that I listened to over and over and over again waiting for our
Kristina. It is a CD by Allen Asbury. Wait Upon The Lord. Ask my former co-workers, they will tell you! It really helped me focus on God and moved my beyond my own will. I used to "drive the bus", "put the cart ahead of the horse", and so on and so on. Now, I am good about sitting in the back of the bus...waiting for my stop. :)
This has helped me think about being glad that I do not have to drive the bus and be in control. I have more time and energy to help and serve others! Boy, kinda sounds like a mini sermon. I know that there a lot more people waiting all over the world...we are not alone!
Sometimes our prayers get answered right away others take years and years! My prayer to become a mother took 35 years! I have wanted to become a mom since I was 5 years old. As a young child and growing up I wanted a baby to land on our doorstep for me to raise. Oh brother...it was true. I became a mom 12 days before I turned 40. Praying for my husband...giving that up to God took two weeks. We met..went on a group date..then a month after that he asked me to marry him, five months later we were married. We have been married 18 years, 4 months, and 5 days. That pretty much sums up my life...you never know when God will answer, so wait...wait with a glad trusting heart. Mothers know what is best for their children, but GOD knows even better.
I still want to tell about adopting our first butterfly..but that will have to wait. My need to organize is a little more pressing! :) Maybe I will post again tonight. Stay tuned.