Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday in the Word

Jeremiah 29:11-14

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity.

Each time Wednesday rolls around, I pray and ask God what scripture He wants me to share here on Give a Girl a Fig. And lately...this is the scripture that comes to mind. Week after week, Jeremiah 29:11 pops into my head.
But...then I think, "But...I've already shared this one...several times. I need something NEW, Lord. Something FRESH. Something...else."

And the reply? The same scripture...Jeremiah 29:11.

Then I think to myself..."Again? But you always give me this scripture." And you know WHY He keeps giving me this scripture? Because I haven't GOTTEN it yet. I haven't allowed it to penetrate my thick skull and my busied mind. I haven't allowed those words, for I know the plans I have for you, to really sink in. I haven't allowed them to penetrate my heart...my soul...because to do that would mean relinquishing total control to God. It would mean trusting Him fully. It would mean waiting. And really...why should I have an issue with trusting God? Hasn't He always taken care of me? Hasn't He always provided the best for me? Hasn't He always had me in the palm of His hand? Hasn't He? Yes. He has. So...why is it so hard to just settle down...and sit back...and wait?

Maybe because I'm spoiled. And impatient. And I want what I want when I want it. And like Veruka Salt, I want it now.

So...here I am...another day...another week...another Wednesday in the Word...and another sweet whisper, "for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Pray to me. I will listen to you. Seek me...you will find me..."

10 comments:

ThyHandHathProvided said...

I'm right with you, dear friend. What is so hard about being patient? About trusting? About being content until the next step is revealed. You can keep posting this verse. I'm thinking I need about another 40 times of reading it to begin to crack my thick noggin.

Mari said...

Same here...I must not be getting it either friend! Thanks for the reminder! xoxo

Tia said...

Gonna have to keep meditating on this one. Every time it comes up again, it's like I say, "Oh yeah!" I so needed to see this post and verse this morning before I went another step further. Okay, I'm putting it on an index card right now.

Thanks!!!

Nancy said...

some things just need repeating and this scripture is on of them. thanks for sharing. i needed to hear it (again).

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Denise said...

this verse is worth repeating over and over again.

Janean said...

since march or april, every verse has had WAIT in it. if it wasn't from the Lord it would be down right spooky.

WAIT. *sigh*

like you, i'm not fond of the word and i keep wondering each day if it's the last day i have to wait for....???whatever.

i'm determined to get it through my thick skull too. :)

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Christina said...

oh, how i have missed you!
xoxo
how were your tacos?
S'mores, maybe?

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