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Waiting…   4 comments

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Going through a serious time of waiting on God right now.  In the midst of this waiting, I received an e-mail from my brother and he shared a quote that reached out and grabbed me.  He was not sure who the author of the quote was; he thought it might be Paul Tripp.  Here’s the quote:

“Waiting on God isn’t about the suspension of meaning and purpose. It’s part of the meaning and purpose that God has brought into my life. Waiting on God isn’t to be viewed as an obstruction in the way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn’t simply about what I’ll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I’ll become as I wait. God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He’s promised. Through the wait He’s changing me. By means of the wait He’s altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He’s causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands.”

Micah 7:7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Posted September 28, 2007 by Lana G! in God, hope, Life, Photo, Quotes, Wilderness Wandering

Tuesdays – In “other” Words   9 comments

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“Blessed Be Your Name” is one of my favorite songs. It is a song that best describes my journey here on earth before I ultimately reach the “promised land”. My road here has been and will be marked with abundance as well as pain and suffering. No matter the circumstance – I will say, “Blessed be Your Name, Jesus.” I would like to share the following verses, quotes and lyrics that best describe this week’s theme for me:

Lamentations 3:18 I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!” 19 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. 20 I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. 21 Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: 22 The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. 26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.


Tough Faith – Eugene Peterson “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”
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Do you think of the Christian faith as a fragile style of life that can flourish only when weather conditions are just right, or do you see it as a tough perennial that can stick it out through storm and drought, survive the trampling of careless feet and the attacks of vandals?
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The person of faith outlasts all the oppressors. Faith lasts.

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Through it All by Ray Boltz
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But in every situation God gave blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong.
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Through it all, through it all,
I’ve learned to trust in Jesus,
I’ve learned to trust in God;
Through it all, through it all,
I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.

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Through it all I want to trust Jesus. Through it all I want to be found faithful.  Through it all Blessed Be Your Name, Lord Jesus. 

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To find more thoughts on Matt Redman’s lyrics, head on over to Iris’ at Sting My Heart.