Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hosea 12:6

Dragonfly, Treetops Park, Davie, FL, August 2013

But as for you, return to your God,
hold fast to love and justice,
and wait continually for your God.
Hosea 12:6

At the drive through, this happens all of  the time: "Excuse me, what did you say?" the attendant is talking to the next person while I am there, money in hand, waiting to pay, and I think that they are talking to me. In that business there is no time to wait or waste. There is no time for idle chit chat or relationship. Faith is about deep trust and such trust declares our relationship with God, a relationship that is not satisfied to leaves us be, but by its very nature changes us, calls us to new lives of love and justice, and leads and encourages us in that change. We do not encounter God and then move on and expect such change to happen and hold. Perhaps, at its heart, waiting upon the Lord is opening ourselves upon to God's presence in our life, in every act, in every relationship, moment by moment. God ministering to us and we giving glory.

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