The Official Writing Challenge
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01/23/06
Your narrator says, "...when I finally hear from God, then things will slow down... It seems to me that when she slows down, she will finally hear from God.
Oh, the frustration of waiting! Your article brought to mind a scripture I had not thought of in awhile.

Exodus 40:36-38 (NIV):

"In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out--until the day it lifted. So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel during all their travels."

Whenever the cloud lifted the Israelites would pack up their tents and move on. They didn't know God's time schedule. All they knew was to keep their eyes on the cloud. This way, when the time came to move on, they were ready to go.

Waiting is difficult. However, learning to trust God's timing instead of our own, just might create an adventure in the midst of waiting.

God will never mislead us. His timing is always perfect. All we have to do is stay focused on His guiding presence - (i.e. - the cloud).

Thanks for the inspiration.
01/27/06
Your story reminds of something that I have had to learn, and relearn, several times over the years. God often begins to answer our prayers when we stop telling Him what to do, or accusing Him of not doing anything, and simply ask Him for the grace and strength to live out each day in a way that is pleasing to Him. Thanks for reminding me again.
03/10/06
I agree with Jan who said we hear from God when we slow down.
I agree with all the other comments. I know what it's like to be in "God's waiting room", have degrees and talents, and not know what it is He wants you to do to contribute to your family.
Also, though I keep going to your websites and all of your writings, and it looks like you have started. I'll keep you & your family in my prayers.