While I’m Waiting

I’m one of the most impatient person on earth. Who among us like waiting, I guess there will only be few. God has brought me in waiting season in almost all areas of my life, this season, really, is one of the hardest, being STILL and trusting our invisible God is really not easy. God has taught me, the role of waiting times and delays for us to fully and completely enjoy His blessings. At the end of every waiting season, we will learn that we have a FAITHFUL God, a God who is true to His promises.

I found this song about waiting from broken mindset blog (http://www.brokenmindset.org) and I guess this is the best thing to do while waiting for God.

While I’m Waiting
by John Waller

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint
I’ll be running the race
Even while I wait

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it’s not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve you while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord

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Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

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Is There Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” I will return to you and at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:14

Sarah is in doubt that she’ll have a son because she’s way old already. The Bible says she’s old and well advance in years. That’s why she laughs when Abraham told her about God’s promise to them. That she will bear a child and they will have a son. I imagine Sarah telling Abraham, “Hello Lord! Are you kidding me? Me? Delivering a child? C’mon Now!” But God says “Is anything too hard for me?” Why did she laugh about it? Sometimes I’m like Sarah, I think like her, practical or I lack faith. I forget that my God is so BIG and POWERFUL that He can do anything, even impossible things for men. Today, I am confident to know that my God is really POWERFUL, nothing is impossible with Him.

In this verse, God emphasize the “appointed time.” He could just allow Sara to get pregnant immediately when she heard her laugh, to prove that He can do it and He mean it. But the Lord choose to do it in His appointed time that was “next year.” Good for Sarah that God reveal to her His timelines.

I’m slowly grasping the essence of waiting for Gods perfect timing for everything. As I wait for God answers to my prayer, I can’t help to be like Sarah, fearful, and sometimes doubtful. Whatever breakthroughs we’re waiting for whether its in the area of finances, relationships, career or health. Remember, God hears us, and there’s nothing too hard for the Lord. The season of waiting will bring us to change (cool change) patience, optimism, contentment, determination, deeper faith and closer relationship with God. Though, unlike with Sara the promise we’re waiting from God don’t have a timeline. We can rest our confidence to our able, faithful and loving God who knows the best for us!

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Quiet Time Along the Shores of Boracay

My first QT in Bora was last year during the singles retreat! Most of the singles enjoy QT along the beach, so i also tried! and it’s worth it! Waking up early, looking for an isolated place, sitting in the sand, while  hearing the waves of the sea, with a panaromic view of sand, sea and sky, what a perfect setting to enjoy the presence of the Lord!

Last year, God reveals His amazing promises through Proverbs 3, this chapter is full pack of wisdom, God’s promises and a guide of do’s and dont’s to enjoy the blessings of the Lord! Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge him,  and he will make your paths straight. On Day 1, along the beach, i go back to this verse and God reminded me how much He has been faithful to me after a year! Indeed, God proven me that He kept His promises, He is faitful and He never change! On day 2, i read my life verse Joshua 1:9, and this day God has two powerful words for me “Be Strong & Courageous!” On day 3, while in bed i remember Jer 33:3, so i read that and this time God reminds me to call on Him and He will tell me great and unsearchable things i do not know and ends my last QT in Bora with Jer 33:11  “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty,  for the LORD is good;  his love endures forever.”

Truly God is good, His Love endures forever! He is our everlasting God, so it’s always good to wait upon the Lord!

Hard Waits

“But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!” Habakkuk 2:3 (LB)

***i knew that i already posted and wrote a blog on how God speaks to me through this devotional last Jul’09… and now is May 2010, almost a year already and i still regain so much faith as i read this from my inbox. there’s a lot of amazing things happen during waiting periods from June last year till now… and God continue to lead me to things i never expected that will happen to me… but one thing is so clear to me right now, that God knows what’s best for me, He has something good in store for me, His plan for me is so BIG that i really have to develop BIG faith too during this waiting & preparation season… as human, i feel lonely and desperate sometimes, but knowing my GOD, my Father who wants the best for me, i feel super excited of my future!!! i have an expectant heart…. im expecting so much from God… coz i know how much He can give and He is able… i feel so secure right now, coz i know the kind of God i’m living for, i’m trusting & honoring!…

So my big dream to have a future mate who loves God and will love me  take care of me, who will uplift me & encourage me… to have kids whom i can pass on my faith, love and i can take care & pamper…. God will give it to me in His TIME!