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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Scripture Challenge {Week 4}

As I was trying to see what word God wanted me to use this week, I looked at a verse that I have had in my signature on Scrapjazz for a long time. The scripture is from Psalm 27:14 "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." The word “wait” popped out at me. How many times I have looked at that scripture? How many times have I glanced over it? How many times have I forgotten that I even had it in my signature? Then moments later, I opened my e-mail box to check my e-mail only to find a devotional from Zondervan titled “Wait.” Three days passed and I then saw this post on a site “Ah....waiting. Shhh don't say it too loudly or Patter will pick that for next week's word. Waiting is always sooooo hard for me.” So, I guess God was clearly speaking to me and confirming our word to me. I literally did all of the study for this week’s work three days before I saw that post!!! God is so good to confirm that this is what we are supposed to be doing this week! So, you guessed it! Our word for this week is:

Week 4 Challenge Word: Wait Waiting could be a lot of things. Waiting to speak, waiting by not speaking at all if inappropriate, waiting to do something until you know clearly God's will for you, waiting to let others go before you, waiting for God’s perfect plan in a situation, we wait for the return of our precious Lord, etc. When I looked up “wait” on Bible Gateway, 135 scripture references came up. Who would have known there were that many scriptures concerning this word. The Psalms are filled with scriptures on waiting, and I sat in tears reading them all. God was telling me personally that I need to wait for the healing of my daughter who has been out of school all year with a head injury. I need to wait for his perfect timing. What is God telling you? Is there a situation where you just need to wait?

Be sure to follow the discussion threads on Create My Keepsake, Scrapjazz, and Faith Sisters. Have fun looking and researching! And have a joyous week!

Footnote from Faith Sisters:
Other scripture help at Faith Sisters here.
Download FREE Word Art of Psalm 27:4 here.
Digi Scrappers, download a template card by Nikki Painter here.
You can post your "Wait" projects here.


Anonymous said...

Very these colors & your layout! This is a great word to study...and allow God to speak to us this week. Once again, thanks so much for leading this Challenge~God bless you!

Anonymous said...

There is something going on in our family right now and I can tell, after reading the blog, that this is the perfect word we are needing in our personal situation. Thank you, Patter, for listening to our Lord. God's blessings to you.

jaz lee said...

nice colour combi .nice pages!thks for sharing God's words ;)

saffiertje said...

I know what you mean about waiting...It's sometimes so hard! But God rewards us for our patience in waiting!
I love thecolors of your card! Just reminds me that I did notpost the lastweeks challange at the blog ( not so fond of my creation...) Sis! Keep on goining in this challange! I thank God for you and the whole faithsister sisters I get to know. It stenghten my faith and makes me grow even more and more! Thank you Lord for my sisters!

Love Miranda

Anonymous said...

The poet William Wordsworth had a phrase for this that I like very much: "wise passiveness."