Hello my lovelies, can it really be that we are saying hello to Friday again! You will not hear any complaints from me. I’m all ready to say hello again to Mr weekend. Around these parts I like to share a few favorite finds I have discovered during my weekly blog readings. This Friday before I veer into that I’m going to take a slight turn to take part in Blog by Christian Women’s first Verse by Verse link-up.
Jess challenged us to memorize Romans 8:25 and to share a few reflections on the verse. I found this verse challenging because it contained two words that I have not grown very fond of lately. Can you guess which two they are? Wait and patience. Yep those are the two I struggle with repeatedly. There are some desires I have not yet seen come to pass but I must examine if I’m in fact full of hope or am just observing the passing of time with wishful thinking. As I reflect on this passage of scripture, I see there is a difference between the two. In our humanness, there are matters that lie outside of our control. We must simply wait. But how we wait is a matter of our choice.
I took a look at this passage in The Message Bible, “That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.”
Our time of waiting can either bring disappointment and disillusionment or we can allow the time of waiting to enlarge us. I want to be enlarged in the wait! How about you?
The Friday Five Recommended Reads
Ok now for my recommended reads for this weeks.
Will You Hear My Heart by Jeannie .A reminder that sending our words alone is not enough but but we need to allow others the opportunity to see into the heart of us.
“I held back for so many years. I remember the shock I felt as I wrote, realizing she loved me and she wanted to know me.”
Free From Shackles by Andrea
“We take pictures of the perfect meal, the best of friends, the first rate vacation, the exemplary children and post them so the world can admire and “like” our heaven on earth. – Andrea
I’m Sorry I Can’t Read Your Blog Right Now by Tina a great reminder that some times that best little gift we can give ourselves is to step away from all the information overload so we can get busy creating and writing for ourselves.
The Internet is a dangerous place for someone like me, an insatiable glutton for MORE. More words, more pictures, more stories. It’s an endless buffet of ideas that unfortunately leaves Miss Piggy feeling hella insecure. –Tina
The Wonder of Your Life in Christ by Amy for all those moments you lose the wonder of being you.
I will do plenty of wondering. Like wondering if I’m doing enough, doing too much or whether I am good enough in so many areas of life. I wonder if I need to be living a more radical Christian life. Do you have those thoughts? –Amy
Counterfeit Happiness by Anna a reminder of all the ways we become a bit like Judas.
“We trade Him in when we worry more about our reputation and people’s opinions of us than our character and what He thinks about us. –Anna”