Building Oak Haven – waiting

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

Apparently I was meant to write a blog on waiting. Because that’s what we’re doing. The rain I mentioned last week created a cascading delay for concrete orders. And being a small job, we are low on the priority list. Our Tuesday pour turned into a maybe Wednesday, then Friday.  None of which happened. However, we have a definite pour date this coming Monday morning, early. God willing and the creeks don’t rise. Which, as I’ve said before, is always a possibility around here.

At one point during the week, while we waited for an update from our consultant, I sighed and said to my husband, “Guess my blog this week will be about waiting.”

I’m not very good at waiting.

So, I pulled up some scriptures to help me.

Psalm 5:3
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 37:7
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.
Psalm 62:5
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
Psalm 27:14
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 38:15
For I am waiting for you, O Lord.
Psalm 119:84
How long must I wait?

I sense a certain succession to these verses…

In looking through the Psalms, I noticed many of the verses were about waiting for the Lord to rescue the psalmist from enemies, waiting for victory, or relief. Even waiting with swollen eyes and weeping. They give me a heart (attitude) check. My waiting doesn’t quite compare. I’m thankful our God is much more patient than I am and that He is willing to teach me in the waiting, if I am willing to listen.

Since we want our home to be a place used to serve the Lord, we wanted to set verses in the foundation, as a symbolic gesture as well as an opportunity to pray God’s word over the house during this next step of construction. We planned to do so the night before the pour, but since it was up in the air, we decided to do it Wednesday, when we had a free afternoon.

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends." Revelation 3:20

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”
Revelation 3:20

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just two of the many foundational scriptures we set. One on the porch, where the front door will be and the other where my study will be.

Hoping next week we actually pour and cement God’s truth in place.

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About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, with one son-in-love. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in Schertz, located at the crossroads of Texas, just northeast of San Antonio.
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