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Happy Beginnings

Yes! I showed it to myself again! Waiting on God does work. It isn’t easy, but it does work! And I am so grateful that They didn’t make me wait more than a month.

Yesterday morning my husband said, “What do you want me to do?”

I didn’t know if he was talking about us, but I was so primed, it just jumped out, “I want you to make a commitment to me to love me.”

I don’t remember all the words that came out after that. But I do remember getting to the same place, he couldn’t see a future for us.

So I asked, “You’re still stuck there? What kind of a future do you think you’d have without me?” And I was surprised at his answer–he hadn’t thought that far. That’s unusual because people mostly jump there when leaving or being left. So we left it again for awhile–hopefully with him thinking.

We had started a house project together–guaranteed to bring up our issues because we are so different, and it did. By afternoon we were in a fight. But it turned out good because everything came pouring out. And we started talking again. Our New Years Eve plans had canceled so we just sat and talked for two hours. Mostly what we didn’t like–but then suddenly, he asked what three things I needed or wanted to be different. (He was an excellent addictions counselor.)

Praying and thinking quickly I told him, and after finally agreeing on three, I asked him what three things he wanted. By the end of that we were agreed to be together again, and had a pretty good idea of what we each needed and what would work.

Oh and by the way I got another lie healed this week, “He’s incapable of a relationship,” had been there a long time–think it started with my father and certainly applied to my ex when he left. And he found one “She’s incapable of loving” that needs healing! Gotta go, he’s waiting for me now.


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Waiting on God–A God Perspective on Shortcuts

Someone told me about a book last week, God is Never on Time. It’s a great title, a great hook, because we all have felt it.  But after a long conversation with God this morning, I don’t think it’s true. He just has a different perspective. The conversation was the debriefing on yesterday’s anger that really disappointed me. (Disappointed I could still go there, feel that, in a split second.)

I had asked my husband to clean up the flower petals with his shop vacuum because I was running out of time and energy. He agreed, and when I came back, had sprayed them off with water. I was angry because those petals are something I deal with daily. This time of year they are dropping continually and the breeze blows them across the patio. I know that the quick-fix of water just leaves more to come back tomorrow. And tomorrow we are having company (people we barely know). We could have a veritable drift of petals when we get home with guests.

I handled it better than I used to so we bounced through it, but my inner reaction disturbed me. So God used it to teach me why He sometimes takes the long, slow way and we don’t understand. It is now a parable I will remember every time I sweep up petals. He said,

“I want you to ‘get’ that sometimes My way seems long and crazy to you (this is for your daughter too {who is building a relationship the long Spirit-led way which sometimes makes her feel crazy}) but there are reasons you haven’t considered for not taking the quick way–and you can trust that My “crazy” way is better. You must trust that I know what I’m doing and I do have tomorrow’s wind in mind. I know the best way to clean up a mess or bring something about. You can trust Me. I am trustworthy. That’s why Revelation is full of ‘He is worthy.’ I have shown my fidelity by taking the long, hard, ‘crazy’ way for 33 years in your world.”

I replied, “Thank you for explaining it with something I deal with daily.”

He responded, “You are so welcome. Thank you for listening.” 

For those of you who need scriptural support, Jeremiah 29:11-13 is key.

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