Lessons I Need to Learn

10.27.2010

  • How to dance in the rain. Life doesn't always go the way you think. It's not piece of cake. But out of all the promises our good Lord makes, He never promises we won't suffer. Therefore, I need to learn to dance in the rain...


Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,

and he brought them out of their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper;

the waves of the sea were hushed.

--Psalm 107:28-29

  • To Be Still. I very rarely pause. The whole stop and smell the roses concept is completely lost on me. Being quiet is something I have never mastered and will be shocked if I ever do.

Be still, and know that I am God;

--Psalm 46:10

  • Patience. Ask Andrew, my mom, my mother-in-law and they'll all tell you the same; I am an impatient person. Yes, I understand that it's virtue...blah blah blah. Sometimes I just want things to go faster and more than anything, to be on my timeline.

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently

--Romans 8:25

  • Embracing the Present. I tend to look behind me or strain to see what lies ahead of me. What about where I am? This moment. This place. Enjoy the fact that I have an incredibly non-stressful job.That Andrew & I get to enjoy one another and that's it. I am blessed by all that's happened to me, what will happen and what is happening.


Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

--Matthew 6:34

  • Love. I love my husband, my family, my dogs, my friends...but what about the others? What about the people that I don't reach out to. The people that need love more than anything else. The people that don't know the love of the Lord and His mercy. What about them? Who is loving them?

Is God working on you right now?

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Rachel said...

Wow I am so with you on the patience thing! One thing that helped me while I was 'waiting' on "life", was to write down every verse in the book of Psalms that talked about patience or waiting. it truly helped me and encouraged me through my time of waiting =) I am still waiting now so I guess this season doesn't end, but I am more equipped for the long haul.

CAC muffin said...

oh goodness and you please teach me when you learn! I believe I need a lesson in all of the above!

 
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