What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I'm not sure what to write...

This has happened a few times before...I get writer's cramp in my brain...can't think of anything worth saying.  I figure when that happens it is God's way of telling me to:
 "Be still and know that I am God..." (Psalm 46:10)

It is time to listen instead of doing all the talking.  So I've been listening, and waiting, and thinking, and wondering when the words will start to flow again.  Apparently I haven't been doing enough listening.

Of course, it's not like I haven't been busy or anything...in the past two months we totally packed up our whole house and moved to a new house and unpacked and settled in.  We pretty much were unpacked (except for the "storage room" that will remain a storage room for who knows how long while I decide what and where and why I even have those things in storage...) within two weeks, and even had a party with friends and family for my husband's birthday and to dedicate the new house to the Lord.
We even received wonderful (!) housewarming gifts from dear friends....(ahem...is that a pink flamingo cookie jar? How wonderful!  Especially because it is full of homemade cookies!!!)

We did all this while I continued to work at my full time job and commuted 33 miles one way.  I continue to do that 5 days a week, and now have even added dropping off my son at his job another eight miles beyond (one way, of course)...and wouldn't you know that as soon as we made this move farther away from work, the gas prices jumped about 40 cents a gallon? Murphy's Law says that when you make a decision to make a move to a home that should save you lots of money, the gas prices will go up and you will lose what you thought you would save...

But I am not complaining. I am trying to "Be Still and Know that GOD is God" and that HE is in control in ALL things.  I find myself wondering, "Ok, Lord, what's next?"  Here we are...we moved here to this new community expecting great and wonderful things to happen. And yes, some wonderful things have happened already...I need to stop and take a breath and pay attention to how the Lord has already answered so many prayers on our behalf.  But I tend to be impatient.  I want things to happen NOW!  I want answers to more questions...I am anxious to make new friends and find the "life" that He promised here.

Again, I must take time to wait on the Lord.  His time schedule is not the same as my time schedule.  If I were to have things my way, I might miss out on the blessing that God had prepared for me if I had waited on Him.   I need to learn with the Psalmist,
"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God,' My times are in Your hand." Psalm 31:14-15

So, here I am, waiting for the next adventure to begin...(we've already had bears raiding our bird feeders, mama bear with her 3 cubs have chosen our woods as their crossing zone...I still haven't seen them myself, except for their footprints, but my son has witnessed their crossing in the night)...we have deer prints in the road in front of the house, and lots of beautiful birds all around.  The forest is teeming with wildlife...so I expect there will be adventures yet to come.  The people are cordial and welcoming...we just need the time to get better acquainted. We've visited a couple of churches and are beginning to zero in on the place we believe God wants us to make our church home.  So I just need to be patient and wait...
"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!"  Psalm 27:13-14

Ok, Lord, I get the message... I will wait for You.  I will listen to You.  I will trust in You.

"Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart."  Psalm 37:3-4

Am I the only person who has a problem with waiting on God?  Just wondering...


  1. Since you just read my blog post, I know that you know you are not alone in wondering what is next and trying to listen without becoming stagnant.
    Praying for one another is our lovely mutual assignment friend!

  2. Yes, dear friend...we do have that mutual assignment...kind of neat how God works, huh? I can't wait to meet you in person one day and compare more notes!!! :) Have a blessed day...and remember to "listen" to what God is saying to your heart today. He will give you the words to say...His way, in His time!


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