I may have shared this before. If I have, I'll be sharing it again. :)
Today is my day off from work. **Hallelujah!** I decided to have breakfast/coffee by the lake with God. **I don't know if you have heard, but "they" say conversation is always best with coffee**Anywho, I was hanging with God and the fishes, when I was reminded of a time with God that I will ALWAYS remember.
It was about three years ago **probably**. There was this guy... **I know stories that begin this way never end well**. Honestly, it was more than my previous high school crushes. I was working hard to keep God at the center and my Father was faithfully walking with me. Things were getting more and more complicated. I was frustrated. My poor roomie at the time was the first person I saw during a breakdown. I grabbed her and told her I NEEDED to talk. We walked down to the lake **the very one I was sitting at this morning**. She spoke some truth into my life and I listened. She said she thought God was trying to get me to just "wait". **oh the "W" word**. Of course, the dramatic, impatient person that I am needed a sign. Now, I'm not saying that we should question God and demand a sign when He is leading us to do something. Sometimes, you have to walk in Faith. But that day, I needed a sign. Here is what I said, "I wish He would just give me a sign, not just any sign, something like ripples." Rhiannon's response, "Jennifer, there are ripples all over this lake." There were ripples, but not the ripples I was looking for. "Not wind blown ripples. I'm talkin circle ripples." It wasn't two seconds later before we heard this HUGE splash and looked and there were a zillion ** I exaggerate sometimes** circle ripples. You would have thought we had won a trip to the Bahamas. We were laughing and squealing...
This morning something came to the surface of the lake and there were circle ripples. I was reminded to wait. I thought of how Noah must have felt every time he saw a rainbow.....I have learned a lot about waiting since that incident. Waiting is not as frustrating as it used to be. I really don't mind. With every year, I see myself growing closer to God. If He says "wait", I wait!