Monday, February 21, 2011

 Last night we had a speaker come talk to the college girl's bible study I go to. The Lord really used her to speak to me and I thought it might speak to some of you as well so I'll share what she said:

She read John 11 to us about Lazarus, Mary and Martha. If you don't know Lazarus was a good friend of Jesus' he got really sick and Mary and Martha also good friends of Jesus' call for him to come and heal him. Well Jesus waits until 2 days after Lazarus has died to go to his friends' house. When He gets there as you can imagine Mary and Martha are not very happy with Him? They want answers as to why He did not come when they called? Why did He not come and do what they all knew that He was capable of? Why did He not go with the plans that they had?

Our speaker has been reading a book by John  Piper in which he imagines a picture of Jesus in this situation. He imagines Him saying "woah wait a minute I am going to do something greater than you imagined I could do. See you know me and you are good friends with me but I want to show you more of myself so I needed you to WAIT. Since you waited I can reveal more than myself to you in new ways that I never have revealed myself before."
The story ends with Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

This was a huge revelation to me! I know I am here in The States waiting for a reason. I can name the countless blessing that have occurred because I am in The States that would not have happened if I had not come home this summer. STILL I found myself wondering really Lord why am I here in a classroom all day learning about things I could care less about when there are children thousands of miles away who don't know you and who are hungry and need a mommy.

FINALLY I GET IT!!  I am here in a period of waiting. Jesus says "look you are here so that I can reveal more of myself to you things that I can only reveal to you if you wait on my timing." He says "I have things to show you that you could never imagine if you just wait."

Who wouldn't want to the Lord to reveal more of Himself to them?

It's still not easy to wait but I now see waiting in a new light.

Now I wait and pray Lord teach me new things about You!!

No matter what you are waiting on... I pray that you can now see your time of waiting in a new way and be thankful for it!!

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