Waiting!

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14 NIV).
Still waiting for the return of my computer! I’m trying to find other things to keep me busy, to keep my mind off the potential lost of all my work, story ideas, not yet developed, and with my propensity to forget–may never be remembered.
While I wait, I think about how God has waited patiently for us to get living right! He never gave up on us (at least some of us). He knew when we would reach the bottom or end of ourselves and be willing to turn to Him, recognizing that He was just waiting for us!
I can’t not speak for others, but from a time of accountability (12 or thereabouts), God had to wait for me–to allow Him to reveal Himself to me. I didn’t get it until I was 36 years-old. I mean I knew about God, but I did not know Him–on a personal level. I’ve given my testimony before so I won’t bore anyone with a repeat performance, but I’m so glad He waited for me. I’m sure I missed out on some really great rewards, had I been willing to submit to Him earlier in life, but as they (don’t know who “they” is), better late than never.
There is no way–I would ever return to the life I once lived without Him, guiding me. He has been too good to me–even in the middle of chaos, confusion, and loss of family members–for me turn back into the pit that nearly cost me my life.
I can live without all the drama of trying to “be something I was never intended to be” in order to do what He desires for me to do–share the Gospel, encourage others to seek Him and live for Him.
So thinking back about how long He waited for me, I can wait a few more days to get my computer back. At least, I hope it is only a few more days. While I wait, I’ll pray, and read, and try to remember all those great story ideas and story maps, already written, but may be lost.
If you’re waiting–stay strong and trust in Him. He’ll make everything all right!

What A Mirror Reflects of God

A loving God with a sense of humor, constantly reminds us of our fragile, human flaws.

As I was getting dressed this morning, I took a good look at the aging body reflected in the mirror. The sags, the bags, the crinkles and wrinkles, the lumps and bumps and thought, “Oh my God! My body is rebelling!  You see, like many of us, I see what I want to see. My mind’s eyes see a youthful, shake-it-up baby body.   A body that always attracted the attention of the men, but the most attention it gets now is, “I can imagine how she used to look.” You can see the pity in their eyes as they turn away, not wanting to stare, but you caught it.  But in your mind’s eyes, you don’t have a clue.

Looking in the mirror at the reflection of a body that some how, I wish were younger–not!

If I was younger, I’d have to start all over to get where I am and trust me, that was not a pretty journey.  So, I’ll live with the realityof God’s humor in allowing us to have–just for a moment–a glorious time in life when we knew we had it going on.

We still have it going on, and on, and on–we just don’t know where it might end!

When you look down at your feet and can’t see them–don’t sweat it, get moving!

When you realize you don’t see as well as you used to see–get glasses and keep stepping.

When you can’t move as fast as you used to move–take a praise break, as often as you need and keep on trucking!

When you feel like life has gotten the best of you–look in the mirror and remember that you have gotten the best out of life and you are what God intended you to be.

I can look at the spots and wrinkles, the sags and bags and I can see my feet when I look down, but I know on this side of 60, I must have a sense of humor to appreciate where I am and where I have yet to go!  God has a plan and I’m living it with joy in my heart and a smile on my face, just the way He planned it.