As Pastor Mike began his message, he asked if we knew what it meant to "wait" and then explained it differently than I had every heard it before. He explained it like a waitress or waiter taking our order--they wait on us. They do whatever we ask, to please us. WOW! Revelation in Robin's head. Waiting on the Lord is doing whatever He asks, pleasing Him with my obedience. Obeying God renews my strength.
As I relate that to parenting our youngest sons who have changed our life to a new "normal" removing all that is familiar, it changes my perspective yet again. Fostering/adopting these guys was and is our doing what we were asked to do by God. It was obedience. We've ALREADY waited on God- and now we can rejoice in knowing the strength is there.
On the days (all of them) when I question if I can do this... I can know that I can. The good thing has already come. God is my strength.
I don't hear you shouting. This is exciting people! It's not just for me, this is for YOU Too!
And for this, I am so Thankful!
(1000 Gifts #72- 90)
an unexpected hug from a friend
spending a holiday day with my husband- without the kids
football in the living room
the hopeful possibilities of new responsibility charts
communication cheat sheets
movie and dinner with friends
sunshine through clouds
hearing "mommy, i love you"
sleeping in- until 6:30 a.m.!
heart to heart conversations with my 'daughter'
God's word and learning it fresh
smell of clean blankets out of the dryer
sarcastic smiles from my teenager
coffee by the fire, in solitude and silence