Do you have a favorite scripture verse? I have quite a few, but Psalm 27:8 in the NLT version is one of my favorites!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
But lately, my schedule seems to have hijacked my response, and instead of saying, “Lord, I am coming,” my response has turned into, “Lord, let me pencil you in next Thursday for 15 minutes!” Sad, but true. Between work, getting groceries, keeping up with the laundry, running kids to drama and track and youth and homework and dinner and, well, you get the picture……life has gotten kind of out of hand. And I was getting frustrated. I even tried getting up earlier a couple times, but it was like my daughter instinctively knew I wanted to be alone and just woke up too.
I despise _____. We all can probably fill in that blank with at least one word. Some of us could probably give several examples. I’m pretty sure everyone in the Northeast would say they despise WINTER right about now. Can I get an AMEN? Longest. Winter. EVER! Bring on spring, right? So, what do leeks, onions, garlic and God have to do with despising?
I have been working on a blog post for days now, but it’s not quite done yet. It needs to keep “cooking” just a little bit longer, so I’m not posting it today. But I did want to encourage you with this. Is My arm too short? I know, that’s an odd question, but the Lord really helped me with this yesterday. I have something that I’ve been standing for….and standing for quite some time now. Sometimes when we’re waiting for faith to be made sight, it’s easy to get weary. To get tired. To lose faith. To let it go. So I pray this helps you as much as it helped me.
Have you ever had something bad happen that turned out to be something good? I think the term is “blessing in disguise.” We’ve probably all heard the story of the family who was ready to set sail for America from overseas. They had saved and planned for the trip for a long time, and then at the last minute, one of the children got sick and they couldn’t go. They were devastated and even questioned God. And then a few days later, they were thanking God for the sickness. Why would they thank for that…..