Thursday, April 12, 2012

hurry up and wait


This is my swing. Well it is one of my swings. This is the one I can lay down on. I know I have shown it to you before, but I do adore it. I am already trying to figure out where I can put it on the farm. Ya know, if we move. You are probably wondering how things are coming along. I am wondering that too. Right now we are waiting. Waiting to hear this and waiting to hear that. And there is not a damn thing I can do to make any of it happen quicker. So I might as well lay down on this swing and soak up the sun. 


Earlier this year, when I was praying/thinking/meditating on my word for this year I heard to distinct things.
I heard the word Slow and I then a few days later I heard the word Abide. 
I didn't like the word Slow because I suspected that in-part it meant that things were going to go slow with this house business. They would take longer than I would like. I would have to go slower. Admit my limitations and lack of control. 
But then I heard the word Abide. And I knew it was an invitation, and that I had the choice to accept or not.
I could fight the Slow or I could embrace it. I could rail against The Way Things Are or I could take a chill pill and Abide in Christ all the way through it. Even the most awful parts. The draining savings account, the roller-coaster emotions, the choices, the arguments, the exhaustion, the not knowing. 
Those things don't wear him out like they wear me out. Thank goodness.



4 comments:

  1. Beautiful swing and post!! Have you ever heard this hymn before " Abide With Me"? Amazing hymn, and it is one I listen to almost everyday from this CD "Wake Thy Slumbering Children: Idelible Grace!! Here is the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ALmQZ_NiA

    xo Heather

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  2. What is better than a swing? I can't think of many things! I hope you get to be on your farm soon! Very, very soon!

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  3. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

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  4. Thinking of you, friend. So excited to see how He is working in you and the life of your family.

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