Monday, May 5, 2014

Consider the Lilies

Shortly after my mother died, it was time to cut back the lilies, which were no longer blooming. God spoke to me about how though currently unseen, my mother still lived, and I would see her again, just like the lilies.

Recently, the lily greenery started poking through the soil, and has filled in quite nicely. Each day, I look expectantly, waiting to see the blooms show up, and the various colors make their appearances, but there's nothing yet.

One day while looking out, God spoke to me, asking if I was looking for Him just as anxiously and expectantly. Sometimes our prayers are like that, too. We look each day, but it appears as nothing is happening. We grow weary with anticipation, and begin to wonder if we'll ever see the answer. But
Hebrews 10:23 tells us: "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."

God must've known our impatient hearts, and tells us repeatedly to 'hold on.'

Psalm 27:14 - Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
Conversely.....I must ask myself......Is God waiting on me?.......