Tag Archives: patience

In His timing

13 Mar

In my life, many people have told me to trust in the Lord’s timing.

Over the past year, I have really learned this. I am learning it even still to this day. It will be something that I will think about all the time.

Trust that the Lord is preparing me for my husband. Trust that the Lord is preparing my husband for me. Trust that His timing will be perfect.

His timing will be perfect.

Not mine. If anything, I am learning to have patience. Being patient in situations that I wish I could control but I have to give it daily to the Lord. He is the one who controls time. He is the one that pushes me in the right direction. He is the one that will give me peace. He is the one that will show me that His timing is perfect.

In His timing…

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I need patience

19 Oct

As I dig into the word of God more and more, I am learning that I have less patience for the things of this world. Especially people who live double standard lives. People who are wanting to live for Christ but who are also gripped by the things of this world. I can see that they want to give their all to Christ but they are also not wanting to let go of the things that are comfortable.

The Bible talks about how this is very dangerous.

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot not cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16

Christ wants us to be all in or all out. He doesn’t want us to be half hearted about loving Him. He wants us to devote our lives, ALL of our lives, in every aspect to Him.

As my friend Robb said on Twitter today: There are days in ministry when you want to slap somebody in Jesus name – Chuck Lawless

That is exactly how I feel right now. I am trying to learn when to say things and when to have patience.

Is anyone else feeling this way?

Hanging On

1 May

Lately I have been hanging on to the words the Lord has been giving me.

Waiting. Listening. Praying. Hoping.

This song describes it perfectly…

Pinched Nerve

29 Aug

I have a pinched nerve in my back. And it is starting to pinch my patience.

This is what I have been doing this weekend:

  1. Visit your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon. (Hopefully I will be doing this tomorrow)
  2. Take aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve discomfort. Taking two aspirin every day, even when you aren’t suffering with sciatic pain, can help prevent pain from recurring.
  3. Place at least one pillow under your knees when you lie down. This helps relieve pressure that the disk is putting on your sciatic nerve.
  4. Rest on a firm mattress or on the floor when sciatic pain is severe. Stay in bed, getting up only when absolutely necessary, for 3 days.
  5. Ask for help to get out of bed or into the bath or shower so you don’t strain your back while getting up and down.
  6. Apply hot or cold packs to your back and upper legs. Sometimes ice will work better than heat; at other times, a heating pad will do a better job of relieving pain. Try both to see which one is more effective for you.
  7. Don’t lift anything.
  8. Don’t bend or sit in soft chairs.
  9. Ask your doctor for prescription pain relievers if severe sciatic pain continues.
  10. Eat a diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables to prevent constipation. Straining to defecate irritates the sciatic nerve.
Doing all of this while in a foreign country makes things a lot more um… challenging. Trying to take a shower and trying to find medicine are probably the hardest things. Oh how the Lord loves to challenge me oh and work on my patience.

Unbelievable

12 Jun

I have a job!!

I will be teaching English in Japan!!! I leave in February and I am soo excited to see what the Lord is going to do in my life in these next 8 months prior to me leaving. I know that it will be a challenge to sit and wait.

I cannot believe that I have recieved my dream job so early on in my life. It is crazy.

In my previous post, That one word, I talked about patience. When I got my phone call and they told me that they want me to come out in February instead of September, I knew that it was another example of God teaching me patience.

I am still in absolute shock. I’m sure that my parents, friends and family are as well.

What is something that the Lord blessed you with that you cannot believe it happened?

That one word

9 Jun

Patience.

This is a word that the Lord is always trying to teach me. He has taught me this my entire life and I don’t think that He is going to quit anytime soon. He wants me to wait for just the right everything.

I waited for 4 years to finally own a MacBook. A lot of my friends had gotten Mac’s and I was always wanting to get on their computer and use it. My lovely computer that I bought myself when I graduated high school was something that taught me patience. It was the slowest thing on the face of the Earth. It even crashed on me and I paid money to revive it.

I am currently being taught patience through trying to find a job. I know that the Lord has the perfect job out there for me and I have to be PATIENT and wait for it to land in my lap. I am waiting to hear back from a job that I applied to in Japan.

I want this so much. I really hope that this is what the Lord wants for me! 🙂

What is something that the Lord is always teaching you?

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