Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-10-11 & Waiting

What a beautiful weekend...again!  I hope you all have been able to enjoy it, to some extent.

I was able to spend Saturday afternoon with my roomie's family watching the Lincoln Air Show, chatting, eating, and playing Cornhole (a.k.a. Bean Bag Toss).  The highlight of the afternoon was the Blue Angels

Then, we decided it was too nice out to pass up the Husker game, so we spontaneously went downtown, bought tickets from a guy on a street corner, and enjoyed a pretty exciting game with 85,099 of our closest friends.  : )  Highlights of the experience included being 50 ft. from the tunnel when Bo and the players came out, listening to and watching the alumni marching band, and seeing a man pick his nose the whole time he was unknowingly on the big screen. 

To top off the weekend, our single women's Bible study officially started this morning.  We're going to be doing a study on God's timing, but the books haven't come in, yet, so we did a mini-study on "waiting" to preface our semester together.  I don't remember exactly how the analogy was made, but we painted the picture of sitting in God's waiting room.  This really struck a chord with me.  It's interesting to think about the fact that our whole life on Earth could be considered time spent "sitting in God's waiting room."  Of course, there are also individual seasons of our life we might consider waiting periods, too.  What we need to think about, however, is how we spend our time in the hypothetical waiting room.  Are we trying to find the most comfortable chair, talking to others there, reading a magazine, staring at the clock wondering when it will be our turn, greeting people as they come in the door, reading the information pamphlet related to our reason for being there...the list of analogies goes on and on.  Are we waiting patiently, expectantly, hopefully...or the opposites?

Additionally, part of the scripture we read was from Psalm 37.  Here's an excerpt:
 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good;
         Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,
         And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
 5 Commit your way to the LORD,
         Trust also in Him,
         And He shall bring it to pass.
 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
         And your justice as the noonday. 

Verse 4 is quoted quite a bit to give hope to those waiting and wishing for something.  I think this verse is too often taken out of context, though, and is often used to justify going to God with unrealistic/unnecessary "desires."  We shouldn't forget the commands in the verses surrounding this one, though.  "Delight" should accompany "trust" and "commitment."  We also talked about the fact that delighting ourselves in the Lord will also allow Him to change our hearts and make the things we need most the things we desire most.    

Food for thought, huh?

I'll leave you with that.  Hope you have a great week!


P.S.  Today is Grandparent's Day.  I'm so thankful for my grandparents and the role they've played in my life, thus far!

Favorites of the day:
"Fools Rush In"
the "Pumpkin Patch" candle we had burning earlier
leaving the windows open
caramelized butternut squash


  1. Um, awesome. That's what I have to say about this whole post. Thanks, Kensy!

  2. Are you able to keep all these blogs elsewhere as sort of a diary for you to refer back? I hope so! I'm continually amazed at your great outlook....and am glad you are a part of our lives..I'm learning from you now. :-) Dad