This has been a hard week y’all.
School was hard this week. Lots of emotions flying around. Mine and the kids.
I wrestled with actually getting into this series. The devil is a sly one for sure. At every turn I was faced with making the hard decision of skipping my Bible time or sticking it out and hunkering down.
As it is, I managed to only complete a few days this week. I am sorely ashamed that my first week was (almost) a total bust. Almost.
I may not have been as diligent reading as I should have been, but I did most certainly dwell on this verse at every turn.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; fret not thyself . . . ”
I tend to be one that does not rest well or I rest too well and get nothing accomplished. As I dwelled on this verse throughout the week, I was always brought back to the “rest, and wait” portion of the verse. I don’t have much patience either, so the wait part most definitely grabs my attention.
Seriously mama, who has time to wait nowadays?!
I have people, animals, work, and more pulling at me as soon as I open my eyes in the mornings! How and when and I supposed to “wait”?
Pondering this has brought me to an eye-opening explanation.
I have so much on my “plate” that I can’t wait, even if I wanted to.
That being said, I made sure that in the days that I remembered, to pray for numerous things and then made the concerted effort to not demand an immediate answer. Again, I tend to not be able to wait, let alone do so patiently. This is (and will continue to be) a mighty chore for me to learn to wait on The Lord. I know that His time is not own times. I also know that He does every thing according to His purpose. But seriously, between my curiosity and lack of patience . . . well, as the Word says, He is still working on me.
I did make some time to look up some other verses that corresponded with Psalm 37:7. Not surprisingly they are all wrapped around the same principle.
Check it out:
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
Psalm 37:34 “Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the land:”
Proverbs 20:22 “Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and He shall save thee.”
These are not empty words, each one holds a promise. He will strengthen your heart, He will lift you up so that you can inherit, and He will save you.
So, as I manage to wade through the yuck that was my previous week, I am determined to put more time into being the patient daughter that He asks me to be. Not just because He says that it is important to wait patiently, but because with each request He promises to deliver something in return.
I plan on doing better this coming week, and I pray that your week goes as planned as well.
Here is the newest verse that I plan on working on for the next 7 days:
Psalm 105:4 “Seek the Lord, and His strength: Seek His face forever.”
If you are just joining in this week, please feel free to download the PDF that has all of the verses I will be using this month.
There are so many wonderful verses still yet to come, I hope you continue to join in with me here as I spend Midnights with Jesus.
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Dig in night owl mamas, and let Jesus shine upon your face . . . even at midnight.
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Until next week.
In His grace.