So summer came and went? Wait… Whhhhhhaaaatttttttt
Time seems to go by SO fast! It is hard to believe that we are halfway into our year and so much has happened! Or maybe so much has happened that nothing seems to be happening now. Does that make sense? You might be in a waiting season. My friend, I have been in so many of those. I recognize the impatient feeling that ensues when the rest of the world seems to be running and you are in a stand still.
Anyone who has experienced one of those seasons will tell you that the waiting is worth it in the end. The Lord ALWAYS comes through for those He loves. And He loves YOU, dear one!
Now I completely agree and believe that there’s a time for “being still and knowing that He is God.” (Psalm 46:10). There is a time for giving Him your situation. But I also believe that there is a time God calls us to move in the quiet.
There once was a beautiful woman named Ruth who had lost her husband, father-in-law, and family. She traveled with her mother-in-law, Naomi, through the deserts to the land of her husband’s forefathers. These women lost everyone they loved and they were now in a poor place. What I admire most about Ruth is her trust in the Lord to be with her. Now to one of my FAVORITE parts of the story: God placed a man named Boaz into her path. This man reflects Jesus so beautifully… ahh I’ll have to write a whole post about it haha!!
So the Lord whispered to the women’s hearts and Ruth made a choice. She walked courageously into the quiet of the night and placed herself at the feet of Boaz believing in the provision of the loving Father.
Moses was living as a shepherd in the land of Midian with his wife, children, and father-in-law. Moses was content where he was. He was happy, he was loved, and he was free. Yet his family back home in Egypt was still in captivity. The Lord began whispering to Moses to move from the freedom of his past towards his miraculous destiny. The torch of freedom was to be carried on to the people of Israel!
Ruth and Naomi found redemption, hope, and provision. Moses and his people won their freedom. These people took the same step. They trusted God to move what needed to be moved (literally in the Red Sea case). But they also took advantage of the story God was creating. They recognized that if they did not want to be in the same place of pain forever, they needed to step away from the pain forever. Sounds simple doesn’t it?
Dear one, this man and woman moved in the quiet. You may be waiting on the Lord to move, but He may be waiting for YOU to move! Yes, He could do it all Himself and there are moments when we need to be still and recognize He is in control. But there are also moments when He invites us to be apart of His miracles.You may be waiting on the Lord to move, but He may be waiting for YOU to move! Click To Tweet
How beautiful is this gift we are offered?!
My prayer for you today is for the Lord to give you the courage and conviction to move forward. May we make the choice today to move when He whispers to our hearts. For the only way we can hear that still, small voice is to be still and trust Him in the quiet.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”