I have a beautiful sister named, Virginia. She has such quiet faith in the Lord. I recall a period in her life when she was waiting on God to answer a very specific prayer. She decided not to focus her attention on what she was waiting for. But, rather she decided to focus upon how she was waiting. She created an envelope that read “While I Waited” and each day, she wound place notes of encouraging Scriptures to herself. What a novel idea. Worship while you are waiting.
The book “The End of Forever” was my offer of worship while I waited for healing from broken vows. It is based upon a conglomerate of devotional journaling during my waiting time. I somehow knew that someway God would turn my sorrow into dancing. Behind every closed door is a short hallway to the open window of His blessing.
If your heart’s desire is to serve God, then never be shaken by the evil the enemy brings into your life. There is nothing, and I do mean nothing that God cannot use in your life to bring about His plans for you. We must be willing to wait. Perhaps create your own “While I Waited” envelope or some other form of worship. But, most assuredly, switch your focus from what you are waiting for to how you are waiting.
So what is the bottom-line message to my Virtuous Sister today?
“Loss of lesser love leads to an appreciation of the greatest love relationship of all.”
Please leave a comment below if this message touched your heart. Thank you.
Excerpts taken from “The End of Forever” – a book written by Phyllis McColister to encourage, educate and empower divorced and separated women to find restoration and healing in Christ, realizing their intrinsic value to His Kingdom. Coming Soon!!!!
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This message truly touched my heart. Timely! I was looking through my journals last night and ran across a reflective note I wrote January 23, 2004, on a flight back from Houston, TX. I titled it “Where to Now Lord”. I wrote it during a forced career change. After seeking God’s direction, took the job challenge, praise God it turned out to be in my favor. It made it possible for me to afford to retire to Florida and to now spend quality time with my mother. I’m in the “while I wait” position. Enjoying my time with her, learning more about her life; but I am once again asking the Lord that same question, where to now Lord? I have learned, change is hard, but necessary.
Hello Doris. Thanks for sharing so openly with me. Waiting is one of those challenging experiences we all deal with. I am so sure that God has a plan for you and your life. I would suggest that you find your form of worship while you’re waiting on God to move. And move He will. I will keep you in prayer.
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