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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Being trained to wait . . .

Blessed is he that waiteth. Daniel 12:12

A different season of waiting . . . last spring I was waiting, but it was because everything was out of my hands - there was nothing I could do about things to make life progress in the natural (it was moving time). Again I find myself waiting, but with so many opportunities, so many needs, so many things I could be doing . . . yet no peace about jumping into most of them. And that is why this quote rings so true: "It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick marching are much easier to God's warrior than standing still." MORNING BY MORNING

How I don't want to be found making sandwiches (doing something) when Jesus didn't ask for any - remember the story in Luke 10 where Martha (the human doing) was so worried about not having any help and Mary (the human being) was "busy" loving on Jesus, pouring out expensive perfume on Him . . . "only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken from her." Luke 10:42

This season finds me in a place of treasuring the remaining time with my oldest, a senior in high school. I know that anything outside the family I say yes to means missing out on opportunities with them. How thankful for the reassurance this morning as the Holy Spirit quickened Psalm 16: 2, 6-8, 11 to me. "I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing . . . LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken . . . you have made known to me the path of life."

These are the boundary lines for me right now - pouring into my family and their lives. This is my lot and He has made my it secure because this is what He has called me to.

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