Then, Monday evening we met over dinner with the
So, basically we are just waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
A really good thing that happened recently was that I went for an overnight get-away with some of the women from my ministry group at church to a lake house this past weekend. I felt so refreshed during and afterwards, and it was just so nice to relax, talk, pray, and just soak in the beauty of nature for a few hours. One of the most exciting parts for me was the halfway-civilized deer that would wander by occasionally. At one point I spotted a mother and two fawns! And they still had spots on their back! Cute! :)
Also, I had a moment of conviction this afternoon. I was reading the latest issue of Above Rubies magazine, and there was an article talking about how a lot of us have the Bible on a shelf, but not in our hearts. I realized that a lot of times I pray for God's will to be done, or for Him to make His will known for me in certain things, and yet I spend so little time in the Word. How can we discern what His will is if we are not reading his letter to us? A lot of times I just go by what "seems Christian" instead of searching it out in the Word. There are so many competing philosophies and influences in our world and culture that can sneak up on us and creep in when we are least expecting it. Plus, there are times when I get so focused on the things that I want, and I actively resist considering and waiting on what God's will is. I have become renewed in my desire to fortify my mind and heart through reading the Word.