Maybe it’s the teacher in me. When I write, I like to follow the rules. Well, usually. I must be a left and right brained person, because sometimes the creativity just takes over and wackiness ensues, rules out the window.
But generally, I follow the writing rules. When I write for Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday, I keep Michelle’s suggestions in mind (even though she’s flexible). When I post for Soli deo Gloria, I always think back to Jen’s introduction to this meme, where she wrote that she wanted to know what was going on in our lives and she talked about the living out of faith and hope.
So, today I thought, “What’s going on?”
My answer? “I’m waiting.”
I’m waiting to hear about writing I’ve submitted. About a proposal and a novel that a publisher is looking at. I’m waiting to hear about one son’s job—and rejoicing over the news of another’s son new job! (He’ll have his first high school math classroom in the fall, and I may be as excited as he is.)
As our boys leave the nest (only one is still here when he’s not at college), we realize we have more choices in life, so we’re waiting to see what the Lord holds and when He’ll let us in on things.
But when I think of waiting, I always think of my grandmother’s favorite verse. (I remember decoupaging it on a plaque for her in VBS one summer, and my mom has it hanging in her living room now.)
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
When I read that verse, I’m reminded that waiting is not drudgery—it’s filled with anticipation! What’s ahead for those who wait? Renewal, more strength. Soaring, running and walking without exhaustion. That’s great stuff to look forward to!
So, I wait. With my face to the wind and my eyes on the Son.
I’ll use the light that I have as I wait, be faithful to what He’s called me to, today.
What helps you wait?
Linking up with Jen at Finding Heaven Today for Soli deo Gloria. Click on over and come along with us!