Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In A Word: Waiting

Hi everybody! I've recently joined NaBloPoMo, which is National Blog Posting Month an online community that encourages bloggers to post something every day for a month (hopefully more)! The theme for March is "In A Word" so I will be blogging around this topic each day for the next 31 days and maybe even more :)

Today's word: Waiting

Psalm 130:5-6 says, "I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning."

Have you every waited anxiously for something to happen or perhaps for something to come in the mail? I've been checking my mail every day for the past week. That doesn't sound like anything new, but it is for me because I don't usually check my mail but once every two or three days (that's box mail for you). I get my bills sent electronically and I e-mail most of my correspondence so checking the mail is pretty low on the priority list. Except for this particular week. It's been exactly a week since I ordered Jane Eyre on DVD and I have been waiting expectantly for it to come in the mail. Maybe not something you would hover around the mail box for, but that's OK, perhaps you are waiting for that tax return!

I came across this verse in Psalm one day while waiting for the mail. I had to smile to myself. Here I was waiting for a movie to come in the mail. It occupied my thoughts, my schedule, even my breaks to walk the dog were now adjusted to occur around the time the mail was to be dropped off. How silly was I?! On the other hand, here was David writing of his waiting anxiously for a Word from the Lord and for His direction and provision. His hope is in the Lord and in Him does he put his trust. David writes that he waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. In other words, he is more anxious for the Lord than the castle guards who eagerly await the morning and the end to a long sleepless night of keeping watch over the kingdom. Counting down the hours to getting off from work is pretty high on the list, but David was more anxious for the Lord than he was to clock out for the day.

Our life, our very breath should revolve around the Lord our creator and Shepherd. In all we do, we should seek His Word first and wait patiently for Him to direct our paths. We should be so caught up in His presence and His deliverance of direction that we find ourselves waiting at His feet each morning seeking His Word for the day. Waiting for the mail created some excitement in my life. Receiving the DVD and watching the movie was fun, but then it was over and so was the waiting. But not so with the Lord. He will continually feed us and fill us with His precious Word as we come to Him and wait patiently in prayer at the foot of His throne.

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, what a great take on the word waiting. Did you add your blog to the blogroll?