Discovering what love is one day at a time
Love is patient. It waits. It withholds judgement. It doesn’t manipulate situations to make it come into accordance with the standard. It waits, and waits and waits some more…and then some. Patience is not self-control, Behavior Management 101 or the like. Patience is not a series of bodily contortions(hissy-fits), mental or emotional strain, nor is it manipulation in any form… Patience is trusting God. Completely. Patience is fruit that expands our capacity to love and be loved. Patience allows, accepts, honors,waits. Patience is active, in that it is denial of your natural tendencies to self-protect, defend and revenge, however it is a resting in that it is not something we can really do, without the One that has perfected it.
So…one morning I woke up to the Lord saying to me. “Don’ t scurry.”
“What? What is that supposed to mean Lord?”
The night before I was wrestling in my mind how to handle a situation that was not yet resolved to MY liking. Hellooooo…earth to Cheryl Can you hear the problem here. So of course the picture in my mind is me running back and forth between thoughts. OK Ya, you are right, I am sorry LORD. I will stop, but can I have just some direction so I can chew on this. So just was thinking on the whole scurry thing…fluttering, confused, agitated…definitely not at peace, not abiding…moving with haste…not waiting….NOT WAITING…duh.
“Do not strive” In Your few words, I hear You saying stand back, I am doing something here. And I know that He is…I am excited to see what happens. Its going to be good!
You know, it is so great that we have a Father that is never going to give up on us, no matter what. The work that He began He will finish. When we let go of Him and start trying to figure stuff out on our own, He is right there giving us direction, and really good advice. I say advice, because God never forces the issue. I always get to choose. It’s just always better when I take His advice, his direction.
He is so good. You ask Him for answers and He gives them.
I am still waiting. And I like it. Because I am waiting on a faithful God WHO always does the right thing. ALWAYS…
I on the other hand do not…but He is faithful to correct me.
Praise the Lord o’ my soul, Praise the Lord!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.