Friday, October 21, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Beyond

Our word for today's Five Minute Friday is:


I waited and waited. Sometimes I waited with patience and hope. More frequently I waited tapping my foot, arms crossed, whining and complaining about not getting an answer. Any answer would do at that point, but the silence was killing me.

Some days I had hope that persistence would win out. Other days I was convinced I should just accept the emptiness as a silent "no" and move on.

None of my efforts to manipulate the Lord worked. It seems He really does keep His own counsel, and really does only do what He deems best. He also does it in His own time.

The day came when the silence was broken and the answer came. It came in ways I could never have imagined. It came with blessings I hadn't thought to ask for. It was above and beyond anything I could ask or think.

He is a God who is beyond my own meager thoughts and means.


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  1. Love this..and love the reminder! I, too, went right to that Scripture!

  2. so encouraging for people who are waiting for answers.

  3. Smiling -- tapping feet, crossed arms, waiting.

  4. Yes, just the encouragement
    we who are waiting really

  5. great encouragement...right where I am...waiting...
    good words for my day....
    I must be honest...I was drawn to someone who seemed to be closer to my age...I am new to the blog is quite a young place...
    Blessings to your weekend...

  6. Wonderful Linda! He sure is beyond our own meager thoughts. He blesses us beyond our imagination!

  7. Oh, the toe-tapping! So glad He is not impressed nor manipulated by our emotions.

    Linda, those look acorns but the leaves don't look like oak leaves. What type of tree is that?

  8. You are the picture of patience, I think, Linda. These blessings are often in different packages than I think. Your gift is you recognize them. Sometimes I miss them in the waiting.

  9. " ... with blessings I hadn't thought to ask for."

    God is so amazing like that, isn't He?

  10. Waiting and with it comes the sweet anticipation. We sense that there is a sweet fruit awaiting our waiting hearts.