Friday, February 25, 2011

I can't wait to see!

I'm off with my friend, Alyssa, for the weekend to lead worship for a women's retreat.  It's always an honor and a joy to lead God's people in worship.  A time of worship with my sisters in Christ is especially meaningful to me.  Getting ready for these things is always funny.  I mean, yeah, there's planning, preparing, praying, thinking through words and songs, practicing...and then, when all that is done, it's just this sense of excitement, anticipation, and waiting for what God has in store.

I was thinking this morning...what if my days always started like this?  Lord, I can't WAIT to see what You're going to do today! 

I think of Moses.  Habbakuk.  Abraham and Sarah.  Elizabeth.  Mary and Joseph.  God saying to all of them...just wait and see what I'm going to do!  Psalm 46 says, "Come and see the works of the Lord."  He has great things in store--much bigger things than we can even imagine.

Even when it looks dim.  Maybe cloudy outside and inside.  But God wakes us up in His grasp.  Telling us this is the day He has made and we can rejoice and be glad in it.  It's almost as if He's leaning in and whispering in our ear with a smile and excitement in His voice saying, "just wait and see what I have in store."

Blessings on your weekend.  I'm excited for what He has in store for you.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, sister! "Lord, I can't WAIT to see what You're going to do today!" This makes me smile real big and is a reminder to start my days like this :). So cool...and so cool what God has in store for us...the ultimate and grandest adventure of 'em all, fo sho!

    God bless ya, Shells, and the work he's doing in you and through you. And praise be to God for the awesome adventure He has planned for you, this weekend and your whole life through!

    Lord, be with Shelly and Alyssa this weekend. Be their guiding light as they lead your daughters in worship to You. Open their hearts to share and listen, and learn and grow with others as they dig into Your Word and discuss how You are our provider; especially amidst the storms in our lives when it may be hard to feel your presence. Your name we praise. Amen.