Welcome to the Purposeful Pause Bible reading challenge week 4 summary! Can you believe we already finished the entire month of Scripture reading about waiting on God? I don’t know about you, but I really soaked up each ready and these reviews help me glance back and collect my thoughts one last time before I move on to the next Bible reading plan. We had a few extra days after week 4 was completed and this post will serve as the final summary to July’s Bible reading challenge. So let’s wrap it up, shall we?
He longs to meet with us. To intimately know him and his love for us. It is out of this great love for us that he creates the wait. Jesus, create that longing, lingering love in our hearts in response to yours. We praise you for the wait. #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan #biblereading #waitingonGod
In today’s psalm, David was in a place of waiting because men were lying in wait for his life. It would have been easy to forget that God was in complete control. He always uses the waiting room to build strength. Perhaps the “wait” room should be renamed the “weight” room? #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan #waitingonGod #biblereading
He met me when I didn’t know what I was waiting for. He met me when I didn’t know what I needed. He continues to meet me every time I whisper my heart to him. This is the purpose in the pause. ❤️ #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan #waitingonGod #biblereading
It’s interesting how when we are weary and feel pursued by enemies or encounter rough circumstances on every turn, we see God as our fortress. But when we desire our own way and are running haphazardly on our own path, his refuge is annoying and “a wait.” Jesus, draw our hearts closer to you. May our eyes see the beautiful refuge you provide in the waiting room. #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan #waitingonGod #biblereading
The waiting room. No matter the purpose, we often miss the beauty of the pause. You see, God’s waiting room is actually one of his very perfect gifts for us. Whether he is using the pause for protection, closeness, growth or all of the above, the waiting room is a gift. Jesus, help me to see it as such today. While I long to run ahead and fix problems, blanket solutions, or repair damage, let me remember you are the perfect gift giver and you long to bless me in the waiting room.
Being patient in God’s timing is not my forte. But this morning I thought of my impatience in new light. We make idols, our own gods, to try to get out of God’s waiting room. We think we are creating solutions, when really, we are creating our own gods, longing for our own way, running from the God who longs to act on our behalf in his perfect timing. There is no telling what God wants to do for us. His ways are higher than our ways!!! Today I will wait for my God- the One who outperforms anything I could possibly do. The One who makes great beauty in the waiting room. #purposefulpause #waitingonGod #biblereadingplan #biblereading
When we grow tired waiting for God to move? The best thing to do is cry out to him. In today’s #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan , David begs for his God to end the waiting. We finish reading the psalm tomorrow, but my key thought from today’s reading was to remember that: Prayer trumps panic.every.time. Have a fabulous Friday!! #onemorestep #biblereading #waitingonGod
At an acceptable time. Lord, your acceptable time. Not mine. I don’t want to get it wrong. Help me embrace your waiting space. #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan #waitingonGod #biblereading
He hears our prayers. Just because his answer is “Not now” doesn’t mean he is not listening. Our Father longs to give us perfect gifts, including perfect timing. #purposefulpause #waitingonGod #biblereadingplan #biblereading
I read the entire chapter today, this last day of the #purposefulpause #biblereadingplan . His timing is perfect. We can rest in that fact. But I love how this verse confirms and deepens the thought that waiting on God is always more than worth the wait. Begin your week knowing that he is still in full control! #waitingonGod #biblereading Tomorrow we begin #everythingbeautiful and we will read Ecclesiastes 3 once more. I can’t wait to see his beauty revealed in August! Happy Monday!
By his grace,