Friday, January 11, 2008

Waiting

Waiting is such a hard thing, and sometimes a painful thing. I am reading through Isaiah, (I feel like I am reading about our current world) and today I am in chapter five. Isaiah is warning the people against trying to"hurry God so they can see His work completed":
"Who say, Let [the Holy One] make haste
and speed His [prophesied] vengeance,
that we may see it;
and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,
that we may know it!"
~Isaiah 5:19 (Amplified Bible)
Are we as Christians like that sometimes? We so want to see the end result that we are not willing to wait for God to make it happen but we "hasten" the process along. My heart is sometimes like that as I seek to be used by God. I want it to happen today-NOW-but God is gently reminding me that He does not have me ready yet. He needs more time to mold and transform me into His likeness. Besides, look at the mess I have made of myself from time-to-time. He can use my scars but I have to give Him more time to work in and through me. I need to allow Him to be more transparent in my life. This work only comes about by my obedience to Him and spending time in His Word and in prayer. With this thought, I am reminded of James 1:22:
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says".
So sometimes we must wait. We must allow God to refine us and fill us with His living water. And in due time, we will bear much fruit for Him. We must be faithful and humble so that He can make us what He wants us to be. We must be willing to be made willing (heard from Beth Moore many years ago). I will say it again...we must be willing to be made willing!
He is my breath of life, the fuel that moves me through each day. So I wait for His timing....
~In His Graces~Pamela

4 comments:

Lelia Chealey said...

Well, sister, you must be willing to be used through your blog, because Jesus is clearly speaking through you!
Many Blessings~
Lelia
Have a great weekend Pamela!

Lelia Chealey said...

Hey, by the way, have you ever listened to "The God who Is, Was and Is to Come" by Beth Moore? If not, it is awesome!! Forgot to ask that earlier. :)

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Beautiful post. Yes, I have done some waiting--- just this week in fact. And guess what??? I wanted you to be one of the first to know------- My camera has been FOUND and turned in to the lost and found in the Atlanta airport!!!!
God is so miraculous. I just had to wait until I had made peace with losing it before it could be found. Great post sweet friend!

Gramie10 said...

You are my precious daughter and you make me proud. Love you all my heart keep drawing nearer and nearer to our precious Lord no matter what Satan throughs your way.