Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Be on the same time zone as God

ok so heres a little background info...lately i've been throwing myself a pity party because it seemed like my bible reading and praying was doing nothing and changing nothing in my life. so i would pray and ask God "why?! why can't i feel you right now? why can't i see a change? i want to know you more and have the passion, but it's hard when i don't see you." i wanted it to happen NOW! well, last night i was on "Our Simple Minds," and read Darren's thoughts about Psalm 27:4, so i decided to check out the rest of the chapter. READ IT NOW! heres some of those key verses that screamed "this is your verse!" when i read them.
vs. 4 & 7---"one thing have i asked of the LORD, that will i seek after: that i may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...Hear, O LORD, when i cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! you have said "Seek my face." My heart says to you "Your face, LORD, do i seek." hide not your face from me."
those verses, no joke, have been the dialogue between me and God lately.
vs. 13&14---"i believe that i shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD."
God and i were on completely different time zones. i wanted it NOW and he said "Wait for the LORD." it was so amazing when i read this. it just clicked in my mind! God is so GOOD! now i see that his timimg is perfect, and so amazing. this chapter really encouraged my, and i pray it encourages you to wait for God and know that his timing is perfect!


AMY said...

good job hermana! i am so encouraged to know that you are struggling, yet seeing the fruit of your struggle. God is good, and we must trust Him and wait for His timing. love you.

Jan said...

Remember the song, Victory in Jesus (Amy would sing Bic-tory)? He is Victory for us because He is and can handle (whatever) for us. Sometimes I try to win the struggle and have found that God can't be glorified if I'm getting the Victory. We can have peace with whatever because HE is handling (whatever) for us. When I admit I'm a goober then experiences have no hold on me. Maybe Jeremy could write a song about that. :)

Meredith said...

WOW! I've really been having a hard time the past two weeks since I've been home and away from Ryan.I've been reading and praying and God has been faithful but this morning I didn't even feel like I could pray because I knew that I wasn't satisfield with where God has me in my life right now.

Thanks for the encouragement and if you think about please pray that I would snap out of this and that I would rest and wait on the Lord at all times.

Meredith said...

Hi Sarah,
Here is my address so you can send some of your graduation pics to me.
Meredith M. Minner
11206 N Hwy V
Walnut Grove, MO. 65770

Have a great week.