Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Waiting and Security

Psalm 62:1-2
I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress, where I will never be shaken. (NLT)

Waiting quietly before God is something I think a lot of people struggle with - myself included. If any of you've seen Prince Caspian (Disney version), you've seen a pretty good example of what happens when you don't wait on God and do things His way. The point is that we need to wait on God, because THAT's where are victory comes from. Him - not ourselves. It's so hard for me because sometimes I think that there are pressing decisions that I can't wait long enough to take time to hear from God. Sometimes I'm scared I won't be able to hear Him speak to me when I need to hear Him... but that's where the waiting quietly part comes in, huh?

It's times like these I'm reminded that in ALL of my ways - not just the ones I feel uncomfortable with - I need to acknowledge Him, and then He will direct my path. It's a promise. So I wanted to encourage you today that God is ever faithful, and will keep His promises. Step out in faith, and He will do the rest. :-)

Verse 2. "He alone is my rock and my salvation..." do we truly believe that? That God and ONLY God is our rock and salvation? That we turn to Him and Him only for safety and deliverance? Sure, God often uses people and things to bring us through difficult times, but is our confidence and hope - all of it - in Him? Or do we put more confidence in things and people than we do the One who created them? That's another thing I've dealt with... it can seem scary to put ALL of our trust in God - in Someone we've never seen - when we've got people surrounding us that seem to be capable of helping us with our problems. And God can use people to help us - don't get me wrong. But before we turn to people or things, we need to turn to God, who holds all the answers and is always faithful.

So those are my thoughts for the day - things that I've been learning in my prayer life. Thanks for reading - I pray you have a blessed week!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Well, I started NaNoWriMo today. I am so far at over 1600 words, a number with which I am fairly happy. For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and ones goal is to write a story from the beginning and reach 50,000 words by the end of November. One month, basically. This is my first year doing it, so I'm pretty excited. I kind of know where I want to go with this story, because it's been one that I've been working on for a lonnngg time. Not many people may know about it because I don't talk about it much. Which might be because I started reworking the beginning of the story and never got to a place where I was happy with it. So I'm starting over from scratch, and I really like what I've got so far.

Is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? If so, what is your story about? Or, if you're not doing NaNoWriMo, do you have a book that you're working on anyway? I'd love to hear about it!