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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When You Can’t See It Yet

"MOM!!"

"How much longer??"

**sigh**

Here is comes...that universal question...guaranteed to be asked at least a dozen times...during any excursion lasting longer than a trip to the end of the driveway...

"ARE WE THERE YET??"

A month ago, my dear sister Lisa Shaw sent a list of possible topics and a request for a guest post in her compelling series called Ladies on a Mission or LOAM.

When You Can’t See It Yet” called my name...and for a reason I did not know at the time.

But God...knew I would need this word during the month of December...so thank you, Lisa, for the opportunity to share what the Lord laid on my heart...in hopes that some other weary traveler will press onward remembering...

Dawn is coming...

Please visit Sharing Life with Lisa to read the rest of this post...






22 thoughts:

Stuff could always be worse said...

Will check out her blog! Sounds great

Denise said...

I remember when I lived overseas for several years at a time. When we would be stationed back in the US I would contact my mom and dad to let them know the date of our return. We would always head toward Oklahoma to see my family. I remember that I would just be like a little girl, asking "how much further" how many miles left".. I would call Dad and he would ask, are you here yet? No no I would reply but we are close...

Going home, my heart would beat faster as we turned to curve within one mile of home, the tears would start.... The anticipation of seeing my Dad standing in the door and my mom in the kitchen was sometimes just too much to contain. I had missed them, I was gone too long.. They were home to me and where my heart beat was the strongest.....Almost there....... I can see Dad standing in the door...

Come quickly Lord Jesus.....Our hearts need to be at home......

LisaShaw said...

I so love and appreciate you and your heart to share your journey. I'm praying for you...

Tammi said...

Just wanted to say this was a blessing to me! Thank you for sharing this! He will continue to strengthen you as you wait on Him. :)
Hugs!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful blessing your
post at Lisa's was, Karen. I
fully understand waiting on
the Lord and standing on His
promises. Keeping our eyes on
Him and His word and not on
the lies of the enemy or our
circumstances is the only way
to victory. Thank you for always
being so encouraging and positive.
Hugs & Blessings,
Sandy

Sharon Kirby said...

Wonderful, Karen - I left a longer comment on Lisa's site!

GOD BLESS!

sarah said...

I`m learning to trust...to know He won`t ever let us down...and we`ll get to where we need to be. I believe that...even if it takes a long long long time. I believe it because I trust Him. Your post made me think of this. Thanks. Stay strong okay.

One Heart said...

Always a pleasure to stop by your page, Karen. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hugs.

Denise said...

hello precious sis, mailed you a letter today. got your sweet card, letter, and yummy candle. I love the cd. will write again this week, love and miss you so very very much. God bless you, and thanks for everything. you are my hearts blessing sis. I did not go for my repeat pap smear, was too sick. I go the 30th of december. pray for me, praying for you always. bye for now.

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Blessings Karen... NOT YET??? Sounds like me. I'm glad that God spoke this word to you and through you with this very vivid and applicable truth! So hard to trust as we WAIT! To say we believe and know all this YET we sometimes loose sight of the firm foundation when we don't see the answer and we can't understand the reasons... nor the wait... YET we AWAIT that day when all this is done.

So keep up the courage, my friend for I have faith in God as you do
and have inspired in me when my heart or light grows dim and my eyes just can't see Him, we need one another to encourage each other and shine our little light for the other long enough to catch our breath and see the way and the wait. Holding on to the truths we've affirmed so many times but know we must put wings on those words and promises until that dawn.

Thank you for this message that stirred my heart this week to HOPE and WAIT, even if we aren't there yet...you make this part of my journey a little more bearable and quite a bit more enjoyable and without a doubt, your words echo in my heart and mind as treasurable!

I cherish each time you share one step ahead of me and YET HE(and you)love and guide me to press on.

I love the words of the song and the Psalms that encouraged you! Thanks for sharing and letting me know that even if we aren't there yet the day will come... just as He promised.

Love and peace,
Peggy

Jackie said...

Your post at Lisa's was wonderful, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing!

Denise said...

Sis, I am back online, love you bunches.

MTJ said...

Hi Karen,

I just finished reading this post and it filled me with encouragement. Thank you for sharing these inspirational words.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Deborah Ann said...

Merry CHRISTmas Karen! And Happy New Year to you and yours...

Love,
Debby

LisaShaw said...

Hey Karen, came by to wish you and yours a beautiful, peaceful and JESUS JOY filled CHRISTmas!

Thank you for being such a blessing to me all year! I love you!

Jackie said...

Karen..Wishing you and yours a most joyous Christmas and abundantly blessed 2011!

Big Christmas Hugs!
Jackie

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

God bless you, Karen, this Christmas and every day. I'll pop over to Lisa's, too.

It's been a joy getting to know you this year!

Love, Jennifer

Jerralea said...

You did a great job on that post, Karen.

I understand your feelings so well, I've had prayers that have taken 10 years, 17 even a lifetime to be answered ...but they WILL be answered!

I'm so glad both your friends had a word for you when you needed help - how like God to orchestrate that!

God bless you and I've really enjoyed getting to know you this year.

Michelle said...

Stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Sharon Lynne said...

Hi Karen. I read your post over on the other site. I appreciate your honesty and struggle to wait. I, too, must wait.

Sometimes I feel life is just going to be downhill until the end. Nothing good is going to happen between now and then. But the other day, a thought came to me, and I think it was the Lord. He said it hurt Him when I thought that way. That He is the God of the impossible. And He is a God who has many more surprises for me in life. He would appreciate it if I would live with my chin a little higher. With HOPE. So I'm working on an attitude adjustment.

Hope you had a good Christmas...and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Talkin' Texan said...

Very encouraging. It's amazing too how sometimes when we are waiting on "yet", our prayers are being answered a little at a time all along the way.

LisaShaw said...

My friend, came by to say Blessings to you and yours this New Year! I love and appreciate you!

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