When Waiting Is Easy

Daddy, you know my heart

You know the desires of my heart

My heart to learn and share
To heal, be free, and set free
To create and inspire others to act
To roam, soak, and hear from you
To obey and live out your perfect will
To remain in your favor, grace and provision
To experience the fullness of my destiny

Before all the excitement and accomplishments, you whisper words that ring loud through the deep inner crevices of my soul. Your still small voice silence all other commotions and voices. And when all else fades, only your voice remains.

"I delight in who you are, just as you are."

I still don't understand. How can God love me when I'm doing nothing just as much as when I'm obeying? How can he love me when I'm disappointed and hurt just as much as when I'm joyful?

I don't think I will ever be able to fully grasp this truth in my lifetime. Thankfully, he welcomes me into this process of discovering. This journey of increasing in the knowing is intimacy

In his presence, time flies. In his intimacy, waiting is easy. 

When I surrender the desires of my heart, step away from the voices that tell me "but you need to do this and go here," and simply be, priorities shift and perspectives change. 

When I remain in him, the secret place is no longer bound a place or a time. It takes me to the right tasks, places and people in diving timing. It guides my decisions and renews my mind. Its kingdom reality infiltrates into my life in the world. It prepares the way and covers my steps to provide an everlasting peace and security that no worry or obstacle can steal.    

His presence is enough.

Let's not look to the right or the left, but remain in the One who knows all. 

Nothing takes him my surprise.

His timing is perfect.  

He is in control.

He who calls us is faithful.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:3-7