“these things”…

Posted July 6th, 2012 by Leah and filed in Word of Encouragement

Have you ever allowed something negative in your life to distract you? Like an annoying fly that keeps returning to land on what you are working on…its goal is to stop the process, interrupt your thoughts and divert your attention.

Recently I called my spiritual mentor Ruth to discuss just such a matter, and she encouraged me to meditate on Micah 7:7.

But as for me, I will look to the Lord.

I will wait for the God of my salvation;

my God will hear me.

LOOK, with vision and great expectation for what the Lord is doing in His timing and His way. LOOK and WAIT. Not look and act, but look and wait. For those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. Strength to count every trial great joy knowing that God is refining and purifying lives. LOOK and WAIT BELIEVING GOD HEARS US. Believing God is working every situation out in our lives for the greater good. Believing that He indeed turns parched landscapes into pools of fresh water. Believing that a time of refreshing is coming.

What area of your life are you waiting for God to act? LOOK. LOOK and WAIT. LOOK and WAIT in total confidence that GOD HEARS YOU.

When we trust not in our own understanding, but commit ourselves to pursuing God until His presence is powerfully real in our lives, that pesky fly buzzing around our kitchen becomes inconsequential to the meal being prepared!

So while you wait, while I wait, let’s think positive. Think not about the difficulties, but think on “these things” –

Finally, brothers {and sisters}, whatever is TRUE, whatever is HONORABLE, whatever is JUST, whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is COMMENDABLE, if there is any EXCELLENCE, if there is anything WORTHY OF PRAISE, THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS…PRACTICE THESE THINGS, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

This weekend, purposely replace every anxious thought by thinking on “these things”.  And remember, God waits too…for He awaits your response.

I just want to say that I love “doing life” together with you, my sisters! As we wait together on our huge and faithful God, know that I am praying for you…for strength and patience as God’s perfect will unfolds in your life. He loves you so…



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