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Van Walton

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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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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WAITING

I've Been Waitin'

... and what do I do while I wait? I play mental games developing all sorts of ways that I can think of to manipulate my circumstances.

While we wait, aren't we tempted to manipulate so the wait can get on with it and be OOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEERRRR?

Then I am reminded of manipulative women.

Eve - her manipulations changed the course of human history.
Remember, she couldn't wait to taste the forbidden fruit.

Lot's daughters- their manipulations resulted in incestuous relationship between them and thier father, Lot. The offspring of their children became enemy territories to the nation of Israel. Remember Lot's daughters couldn't wait to mary or allow God to give them husbands.

Sarah - her manipulations changed the course of history - for the worse! Remember, she grew tired of waiting for that baby she so longed to hold.

I'm just thinkin'. I may be tempted to spend my time manipulating,


-like talking to the coach so my child can play more ball?


-like asking a third party to get unnesesarily involved in an sticky situation ?

-like convincing a doctor to administer more drugs?

-like misrepresenting myslef in order to get a much coveted position?

I need to remember God has everything under control. If He has allowed this time trial in my life I can rest in peace that God has a purpose - not to harm me but to prosper me. My manipulations will only derail God's perfect plan and take my focus off what Jesus can do in my life when I lean on Him.


So dear ones, while you wait, trust God and

Shine!

3 comments:

John Cowart said...

Hi Van,
Once again you are right on target. Manipulation vs faith is a constant struggle for me.

B His Girl said...

Hmmm. You gave some great illustrations. Never thought about working it so my child gets to play more in a game. How about so your child gets to play....I'm sure I have tried to stay on their 'good' side before. Great post Van. B

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

What you said about "getting a 3rd party involved" really struck me...

Actually it called out me name.

Much to ponder, Van. Now, waiting on your "wilderness" post:)

peace~elaine