About Me

Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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My book, From the Pound to the Palace, is available for $10
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Pound to Palace


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WAITING

Take Your Wait to God

Tonight our study of Hezekiah came to an end. He taught us many lessons about God’s Wait Room. While waiting we learned to worship, tear down our idols, dig deep into God’s Word, and guard ourselves.

Hezekiah’s final act in God’s Wait Room included repairing the walls that surrounded Jerusalem.

And then the enemy showed up knocking at the city gates. The enemy’s chief of staff hurled accusations, threats, and propaganda at the Israelites.

While in the wait room, have you allowed threats and accusations to weaken you. Do you allow fear and dread to overcome your emotions. Do lies that make no sense roll through your mind causing you to faint?
Hezekiah didn’t succumb to the lies. He marched right into the temple and called out to God,

“O Lord, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth. Bend down, O Lord, and listen! Open your eyes, O Lord, and see… O Lord our God, rescue us… then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” (2 Kings 19:15-19)

Has God ushered you into His Wait Room. Build your spiritual strength. Write the above prayer and fill it in with your story, your own time trials.

I know God will hear your cry. He will keep you in His Wait Room until He knows you are strong enough to face your next trial. Trust Him.

4 comments:

Celly B said...

Van,
I am in a waiting room right now, and yes, I have allowed fear and dread to overcome my emotions too often! Thank you for the encouragement today!

Dana said...

Van - how awesome! I have spent my share of time in God's wait room! I still find myslef there from time to time! Of course, mothering three kiddos keeps you in the "wait" room more often! I hate I missed this bible study - it sounds WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing tidbits with us along the way! Much love!

Charlene Kidd said...

This has been a week of trials and also celebrations. Stop by my blog and see what Sarah is doing now.
Thanks for the great lesson on waiting.
Charlene

Laura said...

This really spoke to me, Van: "While in the wait room, have you allowed threats and accusations to weaken you. Do you allow fear and dread to overcome your emotions. Do lies that make no sense roll through your mind causing you to faint?"
How often do I let the voice of the enemy claim victory? The voice of truth is clamoring to be heard! I always need reminded of this, friend! Thank you!