Holy Spirit teaching me something very important through something very ordinary
and practical. You see, I am a visual learner, and He knows that. Afterall, He
made me this way, why wouldn't He know that?
He knows I am a visual learner and He knows that I "get" things and tend to
retain the lesson He is trying to teach me if He shows me from a scene in my
life. A scene amongst what I see as very ordinary.
I mentioned in that post that waiting is very hard.
It's really hard when it seems as if nothing is happening.
It's even harder if you are a "do-er".
I. am. a. do-er.
If something needs to happen, I want to do whatever it takes to make it
happen. I guess that means I'm not very patient, huh? Patience is one fruit
of the Spirit that is a little sparse on my tree sometimes, if you get what I
And when I am in a season of waiting, stuck in life's traffic, I often wonder
why God just doesn't do something. I mean, we all
know He can, right? Often, it's in the midst of my impatience, my tendency to want
to do something, that it appears to me that He is
doing absolutely nothing.
I can't stand to do absolutely nothing.
If something depends on me, or if I even think I can make a difference, I
can't stand to do nothing.
Woven within my wonderings of late, woven within my traffic jam, so to speak,
He's been teaching me another lesson. A great, but hard to learn lesson for
someone like me. A profound lesson wrapped up in only four little words.
All you have to do right now, Amy, is just be.
He's been reminding me to just "be". He's been teaching me that when it
seems I am doing nothing,in fact,I AM doing
something. When I am willing to just be, I am doing something.
I am trusting.
I may be doing nothing, but the I AM is doing something
And for those of you who were a little nerdy in English class like me, just
think about the other word forms of "be", two of those forms are IS and AM.
I can BE because He IS the I AM.