A lot has been on my heart lately... And a lot of it has to do with God's word for me this year - wait.
I like to jump in with both feet then look around to make sure it's safe.... sometimes after I'm already hurt!
But lately, I have been trying diligently to heed God's word for me and wait. I'm waiting to jump. I'm waiting to say "yes". I'm waiting to go and do.
The whole time I'm waiting, I wonder what exactly I'm waiting on... or waiting for...
I believe that our God is a God of miracles. I totally believe that He is still in that business of "turning water into wine".... or in my case my "jump then look" into something a little more productive.
And you know what? During these past few months of waiting and leaning into God... learning, reading, praying, and really seeking Him...
He has shown up. In BIG ways.
Isn't that such a "DUH!?!" but for me it really kinda is!
I'm not ready yet (on this blog) to say just how He's shown up but He has.
Friends around me have, unknowingly, pointed me in the same direction He has been pointing for some time.
Even my sweet hubs has pointed me (like he consistently does) towards what God would have me do in this season rather than affirming anything else. He's good like that! ;-)
I think it's so neat to be able to look back over a month or two or more and see just how masterfully God has been weaving things together.
And so, I'm excited about what He has for me in this season of waiting. I'm anticipating God to speak into my heart and my life... like He already has and continues to do.
"Comfort, oh comfort my people,"
says your God.
"Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem, but also make it very clear
That she has served her sentence, that her sin in taken care of - forgiven!
She's been punished enough and more than enough and now it's over and done with."
Thunder in the desert!
"Prepare for God's arrival!
Make the road straight and smooth, a highway fit for our God.
Fill the valleys, level off the hills,
Smooth out the ruts, clear out the rocks.
Then God's bright glory will shine and everyone will see it.
Yes. Just as God has said.
Isaiah 40:1-5 (msg translation... emphasis mine)