Saturday, May 29, 2010

Nov. 2009

I was thinking about "waiting" and all of a sudden I remembered doing a post on my regular blog about a point made in the Beth Moore Esther study last fall..... after reading it I knew for sure that God was preparing my heart for the coming year.....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Waiting...

Last night's Esther session was....GREAT as always. I love learning about the origin of words used in the Bible. Here is my favorite point from last night concerning this verse:

Isaiah 30:18

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!


In the original language used, the word "longs" in the first line and the word "wait" in the last line are the SAME!

In explanation: "It isn't a wait without the longing." In all instances of waiting...there is inherently a longing. There is something you are waiting for. Waiting for your turn...you are obviously longing for it to be your turn. Waiting for Christmas...you are obviously longing for Christmas.

Then, to think about it with this verse in mind...God is longing for what you are longing to receive. Blessed are YOU who WAIT for HIM! His longing is also the waiting...waiting for the right time. LONGING for that time to be here so He can answer and give you what you LONG and WAIT for....

Such rich words! I am sad that we only have two more sessions! I learn so much every single week!

2 comments:

Karen said...

I love how we can look back on previous words God has given us...and use them in our current season....

Andy's Bethy said...

I know I signed up for that study at one point in time, but then we had to move, or something, and I never got to do it. Sounds like it is a great one. Maybe someday...
I am so glad you have a good support group there.