I Can’t Wait.

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My mom was such a trooper when we were kids. She carted three kids and various carpool friends around for about 20 years- if I’m doing the math correctly. But more than the sounds and smells, I keep thinking about what she had to listen to during that time- especially in our early years.

Wee Sing

Raffi

Psalty the Singing Songbook

Round Up

We had multiples in each of these series. But there was another cassette tape that received plenty of play in the early 90’s. This song by Rappin’ Rabbit especially. (MOM – I AM SO SORRY.)

If you can get past the fabulous beats and catchy tune… just catch the lyrics of the chorus. Cheesy? YES. Have they stuck with me for over 20 years? Absolutely.

“I can’t wait to have patience, because patience is a wonderful thing. Hurry up, let me at it, got to have it now. I want it more than anything. This has taken long enough, give me some of that patience stuff.”

I can SO identify this week. I’m awaiting big news, exciting visitors, and much-anticipated events this week. I’ve tried to hard to remain in the present and not wish my time away. My prayers have sounded much like Rappin’ Rabbit. (Good grief, what a sentence!)

“Father, allow me to trust you and to rest. Let me have patience for each day, for each moment. PLEASE!!”

So aside from simply knowing we should be more patient, how do we actively cultivate patience in our lives? Let’s learn together, shall we?

Until tomorrow…

Impatiently,
Ginger

p.s. Please tell me someone else can identify with these golden albums!

Waiting with Hope

“Your hope cannot be put in some dreamed-up future. It must be in the God who knows your past, present and future, and loves you enough to give you the best.” Lady in Waiting by Debby Jones and Jackie Kendall

“Wait with hope for the LORD. Be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Yes, wait with hope for the LORD.”
-Psalm 27:14, GWT

Are you waiting with hope or with frustration? (Asking myself that same question today.)

Waiting,
Ginger

Waiting for the Answer

Don’t fear or resent the waiting periods in your life. These are the very gardens where the seeds of faith blossom. Whenever circumstances stimulate you to deepen your faith, don’t resist them; instead embrace them willingly. Elisabeth Elliot said in Passion and purity:

“I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”

Whenever the ‘unanswered question’ captures your mind… take a moment to commit that care where it belongs. As First Peter 5:7 says, ‘Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.’

Lady in Waiting by Debby Jones and Jackie Kendall

Are you in a waiting period?

I find myself seeking answers more during a waiting period. The seeking might start as a desire JUST for the answer to my question, but God is gracious to give me more of Him in spite of my motives. I’m praying for the focus to seek Him first…

Seeking in the Waiting,
Ginger

Friday Finds: Waiting

 

There are songs that take root in your heart and express the words which you cannot begin to think or say.  This is one of those songs.  I’ve been a fan of Christy Nockels for over a decade.  The lyrics and melodies of her music have seen me through so many stages of my life.  Her most recent release through “Passion” is the single, “Waiting Here for You.”

Pull out your Bible.  Set out your journal.  Close your eyes and let these words resonate in your heart.  Once it’s finished just sit and listen for His still, small voice.

What is He saying to you today?  Are you waiting for Him or running ahead of Him?  Is He already calling you, beckoning you forward?  Either way, He starts every breath reminding you: “I love you.  I love you.  I love you.”

When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) “toward the goal of true maturity” (Rom 12:2 JBP). -Elisabeth Elliot

Following,
Ginger