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Waiting on the LORD…

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

God ordained waiting takes place in the lives of every person.  You will never see any fanfare or draw attention from quietly submitting to God’s timing in your life.  In fact, often times we fall off the social map.  Maybe it begins with a tragic car accident, or a bankruptcy. Perhaps you have a relationship torn apart with conflict.  Whatever the cause, the result ends in the same destination.  A place of humility where all we can do is look up. 

It’s at that time the LORD goes to work in our hearts.  We gain a new, eternal perspective in the waiting room of life. Our LORD teaches us how to focus on Him above all things. As our identity in Christ grows, we are given eyes to see how God has been moving…. all along…

Currently I find myself in this waiting room of life.  Where do I go with the calling on my life? When will I see my wife?  How many, if any, children will we have? But more importantly… After traveling beyond the ‘me’ questions:  God how can I grow even closer to you? 

Fact of the matter is,  God most often uses us when we least expect it.  This makes us effective because we realize it’s only through Him we have the power to do anything. 

God is able.  If you are weary and tired of waiting, hang in there… God is teaching us that waiting is one of the preferred methods of preparing  His people for significance.

“Waiting is a common instrument of providential discipline for those to whom exceptional work has been appointed.”  -James Stalker

 

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

Happy Thanksgiving,

-Jason (learning that wisdom is found in waiting)

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  1. robert rex record
    November 27, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Jason,

    Love you Bro. Oh that we would learn to embrace and not despise our now’s. Not to sound to much like Job’s friends and families, but I suspect you will look back on these days of waiting with a peculiar fondness. I am more and more certain that our struggles are almost always unto purpose. This is I believe to be particulary true as you have grown in faithfulness and remained in his love even through difficult days.

    Even as the times of waiting become times of knowing, we must remind ourselves that our knowing is in part. There is coming a time when we shall know even as we are known. This eternal perspective empowers us to rejoice in our current limitations.

    I look forward to sharing more with you on the nature of “time” when I return. For now, know that I’m glad to have eternity to discover bits of it with my brother Jason Cooke.

  2. November 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Your words are always so encouraging and full of wisdom. Looking forward to spending with the Record family when you return. Great job with the updates on facebook!

    Love you too,
    -Jason

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