Ever hear a bell when in church? I don’t mean the normal ring me with a long rope kinda bell, I mean the one in your head that goes off when something hits home. Mine was ringing in church this morning.
Our pastor Jay spoke (taught, whaever he does) about how to “Wait well”. He used the analogy of seeing our waiting for God to move in our lives like a waiter waits on a table. A waiter is poised and ready to act when he sees a diner have a need or make a request of him. A good one is very attentive and responsive to whatever the diner asks. We should be that way with God. How would you feel if a waiter was in your face all the time, instead of waiting patiently in the wings and answering your requests?
Jay and I have had a couple of conversations about why God does not do this or do that in our lives, and how impatient I am . Well, maybe he will, in his time. In the meantime, I have to learn to be a “waiter”, observe what God is teaching me, and trust his timing. Don’t know about you, but that is hard for me. I guess this is one of those growth opportunities again huh, Jay?
I also met Jay’s friend “Hoolie” (sp?) this week. He’s a trip. Nice to know the man who rings Jay’s bell too! 🙂 Seems like a guy I’d like to get to know as well.
Well, better go do some “waiting practice”!