Sunday, November 13, 2011


I am learning that some times the journey to get to one place, often involves a lot of waiting and seemingly standing still in another.

I am learning that often times the Lord says "Go" but that He does not always mean "Go right now." I am learning that having faith is as much about the waiting and stillness, as it is about the leaping and freefalling. Following often involves as much standing still as it does forward movement.

When David was anointed king, he did not suddenly begin to lead Israel the next day. He woke up like he always did and probably went back to caring for sheep. It took years of waiting and growth before the Lord established him as the leader of his people.

When God told Abraham that he would be the father of nations, Abraham did not come down the mountain to find a house full of children and grandchildren. In fact, he died without ever seeing the complete fulfillment of the Lord's promise.

We are waiting. The Lord has said to us that He will lead us to a city in which to dwell. We believe that He has shown us that He is going to move our family to Colorado Springs, despite the fact that all the doors in that direction are closed at this time. He has told us to wait.

He has not told us how long we are to wait, but He has not left us to fend for ourselves while we do. Over and over again, He has shown us that He is our Provider and the He is the one who is going to accomplish all things for us, in His time.

So we are waiting! We have no "plan" and there is no leave date. But God has a plan. As my dad put it, "You can look at this stillness and think to yourself  'Wow, God is not doing anything, or you can look at it and go 'Wow, God is really about to do Something."

Guys, He is Faithful. And so, we wait!

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