Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 18 of 90: waiting

I am really enjoying reading the Bible. Most of my life, you would never have heard me make that statement. But the closer I have gotten to the Lord, the more I want to read His word. And the more I read His word, the more I can't wait to read His word. And enjoy reading. And it starts to seep into my very being. And I find myself talking about what I am reading more often. It is becoming who I am. And then I realize why it was written.
Wow. God is good.

Today's reading was from Judges. And a part of one verse jumped out at me right away. It was in the beginning of the story of Gideon. It's not a part of the story I had noticed before. And at first, I thought it didn't really matter to the story at all. But then I came to realize, it is the story. It is the story of me.

Judges 6:19  And He said, “I will wait until you come back.”

The He in the verse is God. Gideon just cannot believe that God would have chosen him. So he puts God through all these test to make sure. But God knew. God knew Gideon and He knows me. He knows that even when I run so far and so fast to try to get away, I will come back. And He is always there waiting for me. I spent much of my late teens and almost all of my twenties running away from God. But He was still there. He's always there. And even when I am mad at Him, even when I don't want to talk to Him, even when I shut Him out, He is still there waiting. I am His child, He will never leave me. He will always waiting until I come back to Him. Thank you Lord.

1 comment:

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Love this. I've been feeling the same way about my Bible reading, and that SAME thing struck me about Gideon's story. So powerful!