It has been a struggle for me to write. When, I’m not working I would rather relax. I want to do other things other than sitting down to reflect on the happenings in my life. I will be sending out a new newsletter this week. If you’d like to receive it be sure to signup here. Well, I decided that I need to just sit down and reflect and write a blog on some of the happenings in my life. So, that I can not only let you know what is going on. Also, so that I can do a better job of recognizing the works of God in my life.
As I finally sit here reflecting… The song While I’m Waiting by John Waller came to my mind. This is a wonderful song. The thing that I seem to do the most of in my life is Wait… I think that each of us are waiting for something all of the time. No matter who we are or what stage of life we are in, we are all waiting for something. Whether it be the next step, a relationship, a job, a meeting, a new place to live, a new opportunity, anything. We are all waiting for something. What are you waiting for?
It is what we do in those times of waiting that will affect the outcome of our waiting. Our waiting can either be active or passive. In the passive route we resign ourselves to waiting helplessly. We don’t see the need to do something because of a myriad of different reasons. What is not seen in those times is that there is a different kind of waiting. A better kind of waiting… Active waiting. This type of waiting is seen time and again in the Bible. It is the type of waiting that we see from the Psalmist (Psalms 27:14, 37:7-9, 40:1-3). We see this throughout the history of the Church. We are in a Kingdom of right now and not yet. As the apostle John writes, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)
So, this is my prayer: God, let us see You as You are. Let us reflect on Your glory, mercy, grace and goodness. Help me to actively wait. I know that, I am not capable of doing it on my own. However, let me never forget, “I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.” Amen.