We are a fast-paced kind of culture that wants what we want, WHEN we want it. (Hello, Amazon Prime!) But living a life that is open to God and His plan is often the exact opposite of demanding speed. Think about how long the people of God were waiting for their Messiah. Think about our world now...waiting for His return. Think about the three days of waiting between the crucifixion and the resurrection. Think about your own life and when you have been waiting for God to show up. Maybe you're waiting right now.
This week we are considering the power in the waiting. The waiting is where we develop and practice our faith. The waiting is where we lean into our God and learn trust. The waiting is a place of GROWTH. But often, like young children, we see a wait and we find ourselves agitated. So this week, let's change that perspective and consider the moments of waiting in our daily lives as little gifts and opportunities to experience God, His power, His love, and new growth.
The challenge we are proposing this week is a great way to start this practice. Every time you find yourself waiting - whether you're in line at a store, in traffic, at the post office, at the airport, etc. - just BREATHE. Think of all those who have waited before you, and say to God, "I am open to you." Then imagine all the people waiting with you smiling, filled with Love, and finding God in their waiting. Let us know how this works out for you. Did it change the experience of waiting for you?
Use the verse and the song this week as reminders that in our waiting, GOD COMES! You can even save the verse as your wallpaper on your phone to read when you're feeling frustrated with this process. Or start your day with the meditation and welcome the peace that can come into all your moments of waiting.
Lisa is a deep-thinker, a philosopher in cute jeans and flip flops, a Nutty Professor - mom style. She recognized God's presence at an early age and has lived life mostly open to Him. She hears His voice in books, movies, and music - no matter the genre! She is serious about the work of living Loved, loving God, and loving people.