Monday, May 1, 2017

sit tight...

"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10

SIT TIGHT... difficult words to digest when anxiously waiting for something to happen...

start now

application is accepted
test is passed
results are negative
you're hired
answer is yes
response is positive
you are approved
process is complete
help is here
treatment is complete
you are finished

In this fast-pace world, where immediacy is the rule, we routinely stomp our foot on a "Fruit of the Spirit". Patience is a lost and lesser desired trait, especially when facing questionable, trying times. The passing of a single day can feel like a thousand days.  We drum our fingers and pace the floor, as if it's possible to pound out the answer we desperately want now.  But then, between our deep sighs and groans, the voice of God whispers, "Be still." 

By slowing down to a snail's pace, we allow ourselves a chance to experience some blessings sprinkled on our path by God during the wait.  No doubt, we can even gain some smiles during this time.  But if hastiness is our chosen path, there is danger in neglecting to pray for God's discernment and guidance. 

And bear in mind, in some cases, the first answer might not the one He intends. There's the saying "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"... but i wonder. Suppose one of the bushes is an all-consuming, talking One.  Based on history, we'd be wise to wait, listen and side with the burning bush.

Father, i pray to be still, sit tight and listen for Your Voice.  As much as i hunger for answers, i long most to know it's Your Voice i hear and follow.  

we are loved and chosen by God, 


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