Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Patiently (?) waiting...

"This is the truth we must learn through faith: to wait on God. And this attitude of mind is not easy.  This 'waiting,' this 'not making plans,' this 'searching the heavens,' this 'being silent,' is one of the most important things we have to learn. The moment will then follow when we are called..."
Carlo Carretto, "Give Us This Day"
I read this on Sunday and it was the answer to prayer for me.  I have never been good at waiting! Even as a little kid, I was always beside myself with anticipation leading up to a big event.  And now, I'm slowly getting the picture that I am to wait on God for this and that: answers, movement in my life, changes I'm to make. Waiting, waiting.  I'm reminded of the butterfly within the cocoon, patiently waiting until the absolute perfect day to emerge.  Hours earlier could mean the butterfly isn't viable and will not survive.  There is a moment when I will be called.  And, in the meantime, I am to wait on God.  It's reassuring in a way, isn't it? Waiting suggests a passiveness, but it is more of a receptiveness and a preparing.  I'm being honed and nourished from the inside out.  Patient Lord, help me to put myself on your timetable!  I wait for your call, knowing that it will come.  When I am ready.  Love, heidi

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