Wednesday, January 18, 2012

my in between...

"Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am."Philippians 4:11-12 The Message

When I look back at my childhood one of the things I remember is that I was always excited to get to the next big thing! A trip to the playground, a McDonalds treat, a friends sleepover, a dish of ice cream (okay, so I still look forward to my dish of ice cream with Ben and Jerry). I think back and feel like I can't remember half of my childhood and I just have to wonder if it's because I was rushing through most of it... anxious to get to the next "thing".
So, now I am 30 years old and I am feeling more comfortable in my own skin than ever before! I am learning that the journey down the road is just as important (sometimes, more) as the destination. It's in this kind of moment when I get a glimpse of what real peace and contentment tastes like.
So much of life is living the "in between" time, the middle time... the waiting... these are the moments that we are truly meant to learn how to LIVE! I am learning that God is not a wasteful God. He loves to use all of our moments, the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, in my waiting I can wish for something more or I can ask Him to fill me with a knowledge and sense of His love just sitting, waiting.

"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God, may your good Spirit lead me on level ground."Psalm 143:10-119 NIV

We always have a choice to make. When discontent creeps in we can say, "welcome, come on over and sit down with me" OR we can say, "no thanks, I don't want any".

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21 NIV


  1. Oh,those "in between" times and "waiting times" are not always easy, but I have found through the "experience of life" that FATHER KNOWS BEST and He is always working on our character and those "fruit that need bearing." (Ouch) Also, the trust issue is involved in this and it is so nice when we come to that place and can say, Okay, Lord...I know that you are "up to something" and I place this situation, this issue, my life in your hands...give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in and through this time and I will rest in you...Oh, the JOY!!

  2. Well, fancy meeting up here :0) So glad God brought us together online! I so enjoyed your post. I just wrote a devotion for Standard about that exact thing: waiting and wandering. I loved your thoughts on the topic. Blessings!! Kathy