Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Scriptures of Encouragement ~ A Flaming Arrow

The woman of faith spoke about coming to church early - in the wee hours, long before the congregation arrived. She wanted to be with the Lord. In quiet. In peaceful surround. Then she said something that seared through my spirit like a flaming arrow. She said, "The Lord was waiting for me."

Think on that for a moment: "The Lord was waiting for me."

Do we approach our quiet times with that thought? I know I'm learning to, but I also know I still seem to approach it with the idea that it's me, myself, and I when I curl up in my quiet place. I mean, I realize I go there to seek the Lord, to study His Word, to pour out my heart to him. But.

But do I approach my quiet time with the realization that the Lord is waiting for me?

Do you?

Oh my goodness. That's a life-changer, don'tcha think?

"O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory." ~ Psalm 63:1,2

So I looked for You in the sanctuary...

I think I'm going to be looking the next time I go seeking.

O Lord, open our eyes to see You. Awaken our hearts to understand Your love and Your desire to dwell richly - in relationship - with Your children. Open our ears to hear You bidding us come. We love You Father. You are an amazing God. Thank You for making a way to know You.
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  1. I think I need to start keeping a journal on extraordinary thoughts! Another one for me to think on this week! "The Lord was waiting for me." We are all of the time waiting on the Lord but the idea of Him waiting for us, now there's an extraordinary thought! Thank you! <3 ~M

  2. Thank you sweet friend. It really is an amazing thought. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Your friend sounds like someone who really has a great friendship with the Lord. Friends just wait for us to call, visit, all of that. What a great idea to remember! It's not all about me, but all about the Lord and keeping up the communication.

    Love it!