What are We Waiting For?

Here is a timely devotion from http://www.newlivingtranslation.com/
Its on waiting! This new blog will require that...patients, waiting. But in the end I think its gonna be great! Enjoy the devotion.

What have you been waiting for? Kids to arrive? Kids to grow up? Grandkids? Husband? Husband to grow up? Waiting marks a woman’s life. So many of her experiences test, shape, and develop her capacity to wait.
Anna was a well-worn example of patient waiting. Her short marriage ended in widowhood. She spent the remainder of her eighty-four-plus years serving in the temple as a prophetess. She focused her life on God and helped others do the same. Anna was present when Joseph and Mary brought the child Jesus to Jerusalem for the first time. She was probably one of those indelible memories from the early days of her son’s life that Mary “kept . . . in her heart and thought about them often” (Luke 2:19). Later Mary may have shared them with Luke as he interviewed those closest to Jesus.
Anna overheard Simeon’s prophecy about Jesus and immediately added her own excited words of praise and confirmation for the Savior. She spread the word about the child to those she knew were genuinely awaiting the Messiah.
Anna made the temple her home. Though he was writing about widows in the church several decades later, Paul seemed to be describing Anna when he wrote to Timothy, “Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. She prays night and day, asking God for his help” (1 Tim. 5:5). Anna discovered that God can make every passage of life meaningful and useful. The long years of widowhood were also effective years of worship and service.
Like Anna, we often patiently go about the daily routines of life. However, perhaps you are waiting for God to reveal a more exciting plan for your life. Ask God to show you the potential for even this time of seeming insignificance to become meaningful and effective service for him.
God can make every passage of life worthwhile. God helps us learn to wait.


  1. Oh, Tina, I love this - thank you so much for sharing!! I've been having a big "ponder" lately on my life; this is simply a small part of it. How timely - thank you!

    I hope all is well - the prom photos were lovely. :) I hope she had a wonderful time. Life has been busy here, but I think all is beginning to level off. ::fingers crossed:: Hope to get around to visit more often - and find the time to shape my little blog up. :)

    Have a lovely week!

  2. Hi Shani! Oh I am so lost with this new blog and so glad to see a familiar friend!!!!!!
    This article spoke volumns to me. Waiting...such a gift.

  3. Hi there sweet friend. I like your blog ! It will keep getting better and better as we figure things out. ((HUGS))

    I really loved this post, thank you.

    I don't think I could do a chatzy this week but I need to ask others what they think of next week. [0=

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC
    In Him<

  4. Oh I could not do Chatzy this week! Crazy week but I do miss all you gals and just would love some gal time.
    I am SLOWLY learning this new system. I do miss having my oldest dear son home to teach me! I will be using his abilities next week when he is home for a bit! He taught me HTML and other stuff when I started out on HSB.
    Joni is missing the CBox! Perhaps we can get her to get a HSB blog?
    Have a wonderful day!!!!Blessings

  5. Hey sweet friend!!! Still trying to learn things on here.......I think it will be better once I figure things out. I hope things are going well with you. Miss you all.

  6. Do you know if you have to have a 3-column layout to have your friends listed on your blog? My friends list doesn't show, so I can't get to the blogs unless I happen to remember the exact url and type it in myself.

  7. No! And after I went to all the trouble of adding my dear friends thought the links catagorie they now have a Friends widget!!! Just go to appearance...click on the friends widget and drag it to your sidebar. I cannot view mine this am as my blog seems to have disappeared? Its not there. I can get to all the behind the scenes stuff but not my blog to view it.

  8. I had to say I REALLY like your blog choice ! Hope to get my cbox up again soon. Ohhh I got the WWU up now. I had to redue my template too and then write my post this morning. ((whew)) I need a cup of coffee now. [0=

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

  9. Oh my goodness Mary I have been changing my blog all day long ( between chores, ect). Why oh why can I not make up my mind. All was fine till this am when I found they ( HSB ) had reset my blog to default. Thus I had to redecorate!
    Cup of coffee sounds wonderful! I am listening to the bible on tape while I work on this.
    Not sure about the CBox...need easier instructions...will try though. HUGS and Blessings

  10. Very cool devotion! I have to admit though -- when I read this line: "Anna made the temple her home," I read it as, "Anna made the template at home." LOL! I guess I'm spending too much time on technical stuff!


Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalms 143:8