March 20, 2016

Wait

Wait!
So many times that is not the word I want to hear, but so many times I know that is what I must do. I have no choice when it is something out of my control. I have to wait in the lobby at a Dr's. appointment, I have to wait to be seated and served in a restaurant, I have to wait in line at Wal-Mart, (this seems like a never ending line, and the wait is forever!) I have to wait until June to meet granddaughter number 7, and I have to wait on God to answer some of my prayers.

I waited for 12 years on one specific prayer. When it all began I wasn't a christian, but still, I prayed! I didn't know God, but I knew He existed, and I knew enough to know that He was my only hope! I prayed faithfully day after day. About 2 years went by with my prayer being un-answered, and I wasn't even sure if I was praying right, or if God really heard me.

Once I gave my life to Jesus, my prayers became so much more. I prayed with all my heart and soul, I prayed fervently. I prayed, and I received peace. I knew that God heard me, He was telling me to wait. I was at peace with waiting, I knew without a doubt in my mind that God would answer one day, and He did! He not only answered, He answered me and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! God took those broken pieces of my life and patched them into something beautiful!



Today, I pray for our children, grandchildren, family members and friends who do not know the Lord. My heart is burdened with sadness for these people. How long will they wait?  I have full trust, faith, and hope in God, and I know that one day we will see them all come to accept Jesus into their hearts. But until then, I must continue to pray daily, show them the love of Jesus, and wait quietly! 


Linking up with Karen at Tuesday at Ten The word this week is WAIT! 





10 comments:

  1. Wow, Rachelle! How true it is that it's difficult when the answer is wait. I want to hurry up and rush into the next stage of my life, but I know that the in-between is where lessons are learned. I'm learning more and more by the day. I love that we don't sit here stagnantly, but as long as we are taking steps forward, we are making progress toward our dreams.

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    1. Amen, Crystal! You have a gift in your writing, and I know you will go places with it. Keep leaning on God, and keep doing what you are doing, and it will all fall in place.

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  2. Amen waiting it a tuff word. It's a short word yet one of the longest to be anawered

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  3. Dear Rachelle, Awesome my eyes are brimming with tears. yes I need to more consistently pray for those in my Life that need the Lord. Blessings Diana

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    1. Thank you my dear friend! <3 Your words mean so much to me! Thank you for your encouragement, and for being such an inspiration in my life! <3

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  4. I can definitely relate to this post! My heart also is heavy and burdened for loved ones who don't know the Lord personally and also not wanted a close, loving relationship. Sometimes all we can to is pray and patiently wait for Him to move in their heart!

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    1. Yes Ann, I totally agree. I have seen Him do some pretty amazing stuff in people who I least expected! God is so good, and He never ceases to amaze me. At times I wish He would just make them open their eyes, but I know He gives them free will and the choice is theirs. I just pray that they see Jesus working in my life and decide to join in on the adventure. :) Thank you for visiting!

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