from Wait to Walk

Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.

Jeremiah 6:16

I started writing this post on December 17 , 2008 and this morning I reread the verse followed by a few short phrases that have awaited expansion since that date:

Pray through decisions.
There are no regrets in Christ- He is in control. Move forward with him
Peace and Rest within his will.
Just yesterday I was talking with a friend who is at that crossroads and has no idea in which direction the Lord will take her. She is simply praying and waiting to hear from him. Not too long ago I was in the exact same position, asking where the good way is and looking and listening and waiting. Speaking with her I realized that I had not looked back recently to recognize and appreciate God’s faithfulness. Ay de mi! I am unworthy!
At the time of starting this post I was in the middle of the crossroads and coming to the end of over 4 months of desperately asking God for direction. There were so many days when I questioned whether I was asking the right way or praying enough or listening hard enough to his voice. But it was all a matter of timing. Finally and suddenly (or, in God’s perfect moment) I knew I should return to the States, not exactly sure how long I would be there or what I would be doing. I prayed fervently that every minute spent with family and friends would be well invested and that I would be productive throughout the months living Stateside.
I felt a little lost upon first returning but I now know without a doubt that God has brought me to the good way. I feel completely blessed and overjoyed. The immensity of his providence is so ornately accented with perfectly intimate blessings. The pace of my life is not slow by any means, but my soul has found rest in His will.
Jeremiah 29:12-14
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD…
Heavenly Father, I praise you for your timing and your sovereignty in all things. I want to seek you intensely every single day. I want to find you in all things. I pray for the complete renewal of my mind, that I may always be able to discern your will and walk in faith with you. Thank you for the still voice, thank you for always answering my prayers and thank you for loving me, not how I want to be loved, but rather how I need to be loved.

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