Friday, September 4, 2009

Not a moment too soon

As I'm waiting for this baby girl to come, I spent some time this morning reading about our great God. His power. His wisdom. His bigness (is that a word?). His faithfulness. His strength. His creation. I am continually in awe when I read about how the earth obeys his every command. For instance:

Psalm 50:1

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.

Psalm 33:6-9
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Isaiah 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?

I need to be reminded daily that the Lord is the creator, I am the created. With His breath He commands and the heavens obey. God speaks and the sun listens. God opens His hand and holds the waters.

This same big, amazing, wondrous God knows exactly the day and time this little girl will arrive. He knew from the beginning of time.

I paged through my Bible this morning looking for a verse to cling to today. All my verses on waiting (they are all underlined and marked up!), jumped out at me.

And today I feel the Lord just telling me to "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7

Not to just be still, but be still BEFORE the Lord. And not to just wait, but to PATIENTLY wait for Him.

Am I waiting for this baby girl? Yes. But more than that I'm waiting for the Lord. I'm waiting for his perfect plan to unfold. His timing to be revealed. His miracle to be brought forth. I'm waiting on him.

The same God who commands the sun to stand still and formed the heavens, is asking me to be still before him today and to patiently wait for him.

How can I not honor that? How can I not see that as an incredible privilege? Our great big creator wants to spend time with his created.

So today I wait. I am still. I look toward the heavens and know my creator will bring forth this little one not a moment too soon.

2 comments:

Aunt Sharon said...

Monday, September 7 perhaps? Monday is Labor Day and 7 is God's number of Perfection! :-)

Sarah Explains It All said...

We are praying for you as you prepare to deliver that sweet baby girl. It is an experience like no other, a joy like nothing you can imagine. I pray you feel God's presence with you every step of the way, for he is with you, REJOICING at the life you are bringing into the world.
Can't wait to see pictures!
Sarah