as i sit watching the incredible cheesey mama mia, i am reminded of some things God has been teaching me and emphasized over break, (i know, a strange time for me to remember the Lord....)
- 1) just wait. i think i've listened to a dozen sermons a waiting in the last few weeks, not to mention the countless scriptures that scream to wait on God. i know i will continue to dream and hope for things in the future-it is a chronic condition with me-but i hope that the Lord will continue to change my thinking so that my focus is on things of the eternal.
- 2) sacrifice and suffering are good. i have forgotten this somewhere in the last few years. slowly, like the frog boiling water, i lost an eternal perspective and a Godly perspective in terms of suffering and sacrifice. i pray that God will restore my previous understanding and grow it.
- 3) trust Him. i hate not having control and i was stretched a lot this week because i couldn't drive any where. i had to trust not only the driver but God. my dependence was on others and i therefore ran to the Lord. as the song goes, "i reliquish control, i can't find peace on my own, so i lay down my life at the foot of Your throne."
- 4) talking about the things of God produces sweet times and deepens friendship. i long for the days when that is life. now, please refer back to #1