Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Words... all around us. Written, spoken, whispered, imagined. Separating the chatter from vital input? A life skill indeed.

There are a variety of steps necessary in honing this skill, this deciding what to hear and what to ignore. The first, very important step? Consider the source.

In my experience with weighing words, if my first, best source, says something twice, or more(!), I sit up and take notice. That happened last week.

First, it was Psalm 130:5 - I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. The verse just wouldn't let go.

Next, Lamentations 3:25 - The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It was perfect for a card I made for a friend. I didn't even notice the "wait" until I was proofing the card. And then, again, it wouldn't let go.

In church Sunday, the message started with Abram and Sarai, whose impatience got them into trouble... they wouldn't wait for God to complete His promise.

Wait... wait... What am I waiting for? I don't know. But the One who owns my heart and soul has filled the air with "wait"... "wait". So, with eyes wide open, I "wait".

What have you been hearing?

1 comment:

Marcie said...

My "words" are "the cross". 2x this week, from 2 different sources, I kept hearing that it $486.47all goes back to the cross. It relates to every issue of life and is the source of wise counsel for all of our friends' troubles.