Unfinished Pages

I am preaching tomorrow at the Belonging Women’s Conference. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. For about the last six months, I have been struggling to find a sense of belonging in one area of my life. I have been hurt and rejected yet not released by God to leave. “Stay,” He has consistently instructed. I feel like an Old Testament prophet, asked to do something difficult to...

Saturday

It started with a 30 minute wait at WalMart and an admission of how truly impatient I am at times. It ended with my Heavenly Father inviting me to learn a lesson of a lifetime. He patiently showed me how to wait on Him so that I would be renewed in the wait. Learning to wait with joy, with expectation, with anticipation, is perhaps one of the most important lessons...

Good and Loved

How to wait on God – Lesson 7 One of my favorite Christian artist, Travis Green, has a new album debuting in October. He has released one of the songs from his new album to YouTube, Good and Loved. I had listened to it a few times but was not particularly impressed. But God would use this song to reveal to me the most profound lesson of all: “Melissa, while...

Oh Be Careful Little Eyes…

How To Wait on God Part 6 I had a great day on Tuesday. When God said He was going to teach me how to Wait on Him, I was a little skeptical. I envisioned long lines, traffic jams, and frustration. But instead my day was full of revelation from my Father. Hearing His voice is the sweetest sound. That is why I was surprised when a sudden wave of...

Imagine

How To Wait on God: Lesson 1 “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ After reading this verse and complaining to God that I feel frustrated in the wait, He graciously offered to teach me how to wait so this verse is...

The Storm

We delayed our departure because of the storm. We literally circled the airport, flying aimlessly for an hour because of the effects of the storm. Once we landed, we waited hours for our connecting flight because of the storm. Finally we landed at our destination in the wee hours of the morning. Tired. Inconvenienced. Frustrated. Because of the storm. We landed safely because we wisely decided to fly above the...

The Wait

David was 16 when Samuel anointed him as King over Israel. He was thirty when he saw partial fulfillment to that promise. That is a fourteen year wait. He started off strong in the wait – slaying a giant, defeating armies, living in the palace, marrying the king’s daughter. The wait was easy…until it wasn’t. Then there were years of living in caves surrounded by scoundrels, being pursued and threaten...

Wait

Yesterday, I asked the question, “Why did Jesus wait two days before returning to heal His friend, Lazarus?” This morning I read this: “So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too, for on account of him many of the Jewish people from Jerusalem were going away and believing in Jesus.” John‬ ‭12:10-11‬ ‭NET Lazarus’ death and resurrection was not about Lazarus or Mary or Martha. It was about the...