Friday, January 4, 2013

~While I Wait ~


 Photo: Watching Passion2013 live stream. Thankful today for technology and the ability it gives us to worship together while miles apart. #thankfulforfellowshipWordfuelandworship

 
I am thankful that in my quiet time this morning I ended by asking God what He wanted to do with my day . He surely answered . Today through a series of unplanned events I found myself at home watching the Passion2013 conference online . It was definitely Gods planning for my afternoon .
Are you as excited as I am that technology can provide the opportunity to worship , be fed , and fellowship together from miles away ? With all the "bad" technology sometimes has to offer this gift of live stream  Passion2013 is for sure a good !
 
Today as I caught part of Session 8 of the Passion conference  Pastor Giglio was speaking on how we "wait for God" , "I'm waiting for God to......." , fill in the blank . While in all actuality God is waiting on us . Waiting on us to ask , take a step of faith , move , do, write, sing , etc . As I listened to Pastor Giglio's words combine with something I'd read earlier in my quiet time, "My heart is grieved by your independence" - Come Away My Beloved,  I found myself convicted of "waiting" .
 
Many times in life we must wait . It is a waste of energy and time to try and make things happen in our own time . We MUST WAIT on God .  I don't think that the waiting is wrong , it's what we do while we wait that can lead us further and further from what we are waiting for .  After my time via live stream at the Passion2013 conference I'm in a greater realization of the importance of what I do while I wait . While I wait on God to provide a job , a ministry , funds , healing , fellowship , rest , the list goes on and on , I can be someone He uses while someone else is waiting . I can write , testify , make aware ,  love , pray , bake , create , listen , research , spend time in the Word , the list goes on and on . All of this so that while waiting I'm not being waited on . Does that make any sense to anyone other than me ? Also in my time this morning I read Psalm 136 . Did you know that out of the 26 verses in that chapter the following phrase is written 26 times , "....for His steadfast love endures forever." ?  While we wait on Him , while He waits on us ," .....His steadfast love endures forever" .
 
It may not have hit you as it did me, but I was blown away . Stop being impatient Stacie ! Stop being anxious Stacie ! Stop over thinking it Stacie ! Start trust Me stacie ! Start testifying of My love for you stacie ! Start lookin in new places for My plan for your life stacie ! The list, again, goes on and on .
 
My prayer for you this afternoon is that you would see that He is waiting on you while you've been spending time waiting on Him . What does He have for you today ? Just ask . I'm sure He'll answer .
 
 
 Definition of STEADFAST. 1. a: firmly fixed in place : immovable. b: not subject to change
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steadfast
 
 
While I'm Waiting - John Waller
http://www.johnwallermusic.com/
I'm waiting, I'm waiting on You Lord
And I am hopeful, I'm waiting on You Lord
Though it is painful, but patiently I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race even while I wait

I'm waiting, I'm waiting on You Lord
And I am peaceful, I'm waiting on You Lord
Though it's not easy no, but faithfully I will wait
Yes, I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race even while I wait

I will move ahead bold and confident
I'll be taking every step in obedience, yeah

While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint

And I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You Lord

I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting

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