"I waited and waited and waited for God. At last He looked: finally He listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from the deep mud. He stood me up on a solid Rock to make sure I wouldn't slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to God.
Blessed are you who give yourselves over to God, turn your backs on the world's "sure thing," ignore what the world worships; The world's a huge stickpile, of God wonders and God-thoughts.
Nothing and no one comes close to You! I start talking about You and telling what I know, and quickly run out of words. Neither numbers nor words account for You. ( nor time, love THAT!)
Doing something for You, bringing something to You- that's not what You're after. Being religious, acting pious- that's not what You're asking for. You've opened my ears so I can listen.
So I answered, "I'm coming. I read in Your letter what You wrote about me, And I'm coming to the party You're throwing for me." That's when God's Word entered my life, became part of my whole being.
I've preached You to the whole congregation, I've kept nothing back, God- You know that. I didn't keep the news of Your ways a secret to myself. I told it all, how dependable You are, how thorough. I didn't hold back pieces of love and truth for myself alone. I told it all, let the congregation know the whole story."
I've got more encouragement for you but need to run around and pack and get my nest in order to leave. Hopefully, I'll be back by this afternoon/evening; however, I don't know how much internet access I'll have starting this afternoon. Much, much love to and thanksgiving for all of God's glad chatters!
Remember He is listening...
"Then those whose lives honored God got together and talked it over. God saw what they were doing and listened in. A book was opened in God's presence and minutes were taken of the meeting, with the names of the God-fearers written down, all the names of those who honored God's name." Malachi 3:16