Friday, October 15, 2010


Look for what God is doing.  See what He has done.  Look to see with the eyes of your heart a good conclusion to all that concerns you!

“They who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”  Psalm 34:10

God is never silent concerning you and I.  He is not still on our account. 

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.”  Psalm 34:8a active...participate....  Look with hopeful expectation that God is at work molding and making you for His great purpose and pleasure.

His perfect timing is laying down transactions to come.  Experiences are being set in motion.  All for development of you, of me!  All for His glory!

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Neh. 8:10b
“They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.” Isa 40:31a

Yesterday I learned that hope is joyful and confident expectation of good.  Joy is our strength when it comes from the Lord.  And they that wait on God will be renewed in their strength while being renewed in their joy!

Wait for God as He prepares for glory what is behind the closed doors.  If we attempt to open it in our own strength—the fullness of what He had planned will be spoiled.  We must wait on the Father.  He is never late.  He is never early.  He is never hurried. 

His plans are purposely laid out to be pursued but in His time.  He sees to completion much more than our minds could possibly envision.  Let Him do the work.  Let Him set it all in motion.

Keep looking expectantly for big things to come about.  When something doesn’t develop as I’d hoped, I can get swallowed up in discouragement.  Instead...I must keep looking, keep seeing, keep seeking Him as I continue to walk in faithfulness—by grace alone.

It is He who began a good work in me.  It is He who will complete it.  I will look, see, hope, wait and let Him.

Just as I began writing this, I realized our heater was not heating.  Just another broken something in an already long list.  Then as I finished and was about to post, I received the text from my brother that my uncle’s fight with cancer is over.  He passed from misery to glory.  More ingredients to my day that I hadn’t—wouldn’t have chosen.  But I choose my response.  Hope or despair.  I’m choosing hope and being strengthened by joy!

"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13