Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas is for the impatient



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"I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His Word do I hope." (Psalm 130:5)

My favorite verse in the Good Book. My very favorite. Why? Well, I'd nab impatience as my biggest weakness. I'm naturally a go-getter, energetic and super determined person. Waiting for things just ain't my forte. However, I'm also eternally optimistic and constantly hopeful. It's the expectation that things can always be and will always be better in the future that makes waiting bearable for me. This verse from the Psalms epitomizes what I'm doing here on earth - waiting joyfully and expectantly for my Jesus to come for me. Even when I'm at my worst and most down-trodden, my soul, that part of me inside that God formed in my mother's womb when I was just a little mass of cells and bits of whatnot, before I had arms to shake, legs to wiggle and a brain to spin thoughts around, that part of me is always connected to our Lord. It's not our sinful outer selves that He was born to save all of those long years ago. It was our souls. The rest us. His us.

He was here once. He will be again.

He's coming.

And I thankfully, joyfully, gladly wait.

22 comments:

  1. Amen. I am going through some serious trials and struggles. And... I am not the most patient of women. But I wait. I wait upon the Lord.

    One of my favorite verses is "Be still and know that I am God". Be still. So hard for me. Be still. I am a doer, always busy. Always working, helping, mothering, etc.

    I hope you have a wonderful, blessed, beautiful Merry Christmas. I also hope that your New Year is everything you hope for.

    Love to you,
    Gena

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  2. I am with you on how hard it is to be patient sometimes but I too think of myself as optimistic and hopefull. I always think things will turn out well in the end which makes me so much more surprised when they don't. For example when Patrick Swayze was in the news for having cancer I always thought he would get better even though I knew the odds were against him. He just seemed to young to die. In the past two weeks my best friend has lost two women in her family to cancer and, even though they were diagnosed and not responding well to treatment, I really thought that they would get better. I didn't consider that they wouldn't. I feel so much for the one because she has small children. I can't imagine not being there for my children and I hate that they will no longer have their mother there with them.

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  3. Merry Christmas Kelly!

    I love the verse you shared! Isn't it wonderful how He leads us along and teaches us what He wants us to know....

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  4. Merry Christmas to you, Ed, and the Girls!

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  5. My joke growing up has always been, "patience is a virtue...that I just don't have!!!" Waiting IS hard, but HE is faithful. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. In October I came across this verse and spoke on it a Ladies Church Meeting. It has become on of my many fav's.

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  7. You are above me on SITS...so I thought I'd come over to say hello and wish your daughter a happy birthday.

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  8. I LOVE the picture on this post!! I too am impatient, so I loved your thoughts here. Thanks Kel!

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  9. I love this post. And I love all those pictures of your girls and the goodies on the next post! So cute. Just stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the gang! Have a Happy New Year!

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  10. What a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is. That is a great verse.

    Stopped by from SITS to say hi and welcome.

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  11. Another beautiful post! I am following you now, hooray!

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

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  12. Yay!!! I am so glad I found you. It has been way to long since I have read your lovely posts:) (((Hugs))) I have missed you and your writings!!

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy new Year:(

    Julieann

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  13. Hi Kelly
    I just had to chime in here and say I am glad to see that I am not the only one struggling with impatience...yet know that the Lord can and will help us any way He can when we allow Him to! :)
    Happy New Year to you and yours
    Debs

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  14. Well said! Merry Christmas!


    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

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  15. Hi Kelly,

    I am dropping in from SITS. A fellow sister in Christ from the other side of the world in Asia; Singapore.

    All I know is that Our God is good all the time...and His word will always come to pass. All is takes is more faith and patience from us.

    Here's also wishing u a Blessed new year.

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  16. Amen, Kelly. I love that verse too and long for our new home in heaven, but still wanting to serve the Lord here. Bless you and have a wonderful new year. Kathi

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    http://outoftheextraordinary.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-awards-are-best.html

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

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  18. Indeed He is coming. And while we wait, He is there for us whenever we need him. One of my favorite pictures, is the one where he is knocking on the door and it has no knob on his side. You must open it for him. Thanks for this post.

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  19. Hello, Kelly! I pray y'all's new year is going well! Just wanted to say Hi! :o)

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