Thankful Thursday

How can I be thankful for waiting? Not in my DNA. Certainly not in the neuron connectivity. And yet … that’s where I find myself today.

Come with me for a walk through my cluster of thoughts, will you?

As life would have it and as GOD has purposed it, I am finding myself traveling through a variety of seasons — almost seamlessly. And as this journey moves me forward, there are those poignant moments where I am having to ‘park and pause’ to consider my ways.

I have thought about my life, and I have directed my feet back to your written instructions. Psalm 119:59 God’s Word Translation

It is in these moments that I have the opportunity to reflect on what is requiring my ‘attention.’

But I’ve also come to the realization that GOD, in His infinite Mercy, allows me the grace within this ‘space’ to consciously live through each breath while giving my attention. As if He were literally saying to me, “This thing, child, focus on this …”

LINDA R JOHNSON

My GOD knows me … He knows how I can become distracted in the highways of my thoughts. So, in the waiting times of my seasons, as if in slo-mo … y’all get what I’m trying to describe to you? Just slo-mo the frame and move like a sloth for a span of a few seconds …

It is in these waiting times that He Whispers His Love — through reading of His Word, I can receive the most revelatory answers to prayer. In these waiting times I can see what treasures are right in front of me — that otherwise would have been overlooked because I was seeking ‘something greater’ than my mind could imagine. In these precious waiting times I can hear the words I need to hear — from the people He has placed in my sphere to speak the wisdom I need to embrace.

Yes, this day I am thankful for waiting. Because when waiting translates to waiting on the Lord, it is in this moment that I experience the extravagant love of the Lord. So, I will quiet my soul and wait on Him Who will fill it to overflowing!

For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him. Psalm 65:5 Amplified Bible Translation

Have you need to wait for something that you’ve placed at the Master’s Feet? I encourage you to write it in your Journal and lift it up to Him in confident prayer. Write (right) where you are. You need to see those words, Sweet Friend, as they flow from heart through ink onto paper.

As you sit in the waiting room of your soul … look over your shoulder, Sister, I’m in the seat beside you. Mind if I lean up next to you and we can hold each other up for the time that we’re here? I could use some faithful and tender company.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

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  1. Beautiful! When my most amazing mom passed away, I cleaned out her office and discovered a note that was a reminder for her to get a book called’Waiting on God’.
    I hunted that book down and devoured every word, praying for clues as to why she would want this book… answers in my grief… anything that would bring her back.
    It was a season for her, waiting to die and waiting for God to deliver her and somehow it eased the pain of her loss as I now waited and wallowed in my grief. Jesus always delivers hope and healing in the season of waiting ❤️

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    1. robingerblick: This is such a tender testimony of your mother’s heart. I re-read your words and prayed for the comfort your mother left behind to pour over you as you reminisce her sweet memories of how she loved the Lord. Precious are those … (((HUGS)))

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  2. I LOVE this, sweet sister — ALL. Of. This. And yes, I’m sitting right there beside you … sometimes waiting … moments where I find I have to “park and pause, reflect, and then focus.” In these words you’ve written, I felt like you took my thoughts & feelings and put words to them as you have done in the past. You are always in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your heart, my dear sister. Hugs & Blessings 🙏🏻❤️

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    1. Kathy: It’s always been in the connection through the Holy Spirit. GOD’s Family members find each other … and yes, sometimes in the waiting … but always in the REJOICING! I’m glad you’re right there with me, Kathy … it’s going to be a great Celebration in Paradise! (((HUGS)))

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      1. I agree with you Linda. As I am waiting I get distracted, but at the same time wonderful things are happening while I am waiting for my prayers to be answered.

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      2. MariaD: Keeping focus on the Lord — that is the main thing, that is the activity required of us while we wait. If He Whispers things to you, be sure to act on it. The sheep know their Shepherd’s Voice. If He tells us to sit and know that He is God, then we sit and patiently wait. It’s “how” we wait that honors Him. Blessings to you this day, Friend.

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