Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hurry Up and Wait

"So How's Chaia Doing?"

She's stable. Growing. But so much hinges on whether the calcifications in her body are being reversed.

When will we know that?

Not for another month and a half.

So we wait.

The biggest issue and demand of our time revolves around her feeding schedule. She eats every three hours (with one break added overnight.) This doesn't seem too demanding, but because the feed is over an hour and 15 minutes, it is very consuming.

Add to this, that Chaia has had some significant issues keeping her feeds down (sometimes puking as much as half or even all of her feed), and a light at the end of the tunnel seems far off.

We need her to tolerate her feeds, so that we can do more work with her regarding the bottle so that she can be rid of the NG Tube. But this is a marathon not a sprint.

So we wait.

We were supposed to relocate to Columbus in January to begin the church plant God is calling us to. With Chaia's journey unfolding the way it has, things have taken some unforeseen twists.

So we wait.

I then determined that February would make sense for moving. But this road is slow in unfolding.

So we wait.

I am done with timelines. All I know is we are called to steward Chaia back to God for as long as He sees fit and we are called to reach a generation of young professionals and college students in one of the largest campuses in the world.

His timing is not my timing.

It's not your timing either.

But He's before time.

He's beyond time.

He made time.

He stopped time.

And in His mercy and sovereignty, He is always Right. On. Time.

Abraham got the promise of a son then had to sweat it out for years until the promise was fulfilled.

Moses led the people out of Egypt only to spend 40 years in the wilderness until the promise was fulfilled.

Jeremiah tried to say the timing wasn't right because he was too young. But God called and said the time was now.

For some of us the Time is Now...God is pressing us to immediate obedience.

For others, it's hurry up and wait.

But in both instances, it is more of a TRUST ISSUE than a TIMING ISSUE.

The deep question that your heart must respond to is "Do you trust me?"

Do you trust me...even with this...with that...with Her?

Dealing with this question is of utmost importance and will determine who you will become.

As for beginning to answer his question?

There's no time like the present.


Anonymous said...

Do you trust me? That sums it up.

Mama Karen said...

Thanks for the update and the video was awesome! I cried to see that sweet face and hear her laugh!

About Trust....a friend of mine shared in service on Sunday about trust. She shared what the Lord revealed to her about trust. Here it is in a nutshell. Trust is not turning on the light switch and it comes on. Trust is turning on the light switch and the wires are hanging out. Lord help me to trust you in everything!

Praying for you all daily!

Cindy Penrod said...

I DO TRUST HIM! I choose to trust Him, even when my circumstances scream.

And part of the beauty of aging is the ability to look at the past and trace His hand and marvel at His trustworthiness.

What a Savior!

Anonymous said...

This was on a friend's Facebook page. The message seemed similar so I thought I would share...

Me: God can I ask u a question? God: Sure Me: Promise u won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did u let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late, God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start, God: Okay~ ... Me: at lunch th...ey made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait, God:Huummmm... Me: the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call..... God: All right~ Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that? God: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that~ Me (humbled): OH God: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. Me (ashamed)......... God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work. Me (embarrasses):Ok God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered. Me (softly): I see God~ God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of he power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark. Me: I'm sorry God God: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust all things , the good & the bad. Me: I will trust you~ God: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan. Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today. God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children......