I was in Target on Friday night… I know I am a wild and crazy woman… Target on aFriday night. My current journal is close to being done, but I was going to go get one at the Family Christian Store by my house because I got a gift certificate for Christmas there.
I was walking down the aisle that has journals/date books/office supplies. I happened to walk past this journal and really loved it. I picked it up and scanned it because there was no price on it. It didn’t ring up, so I walked to customer service and asked them to look it up. In my mind I was not going to pay more than $10 for it… It was $3.99 but more than the price, I love the verse.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
but they who wait upon the Lord
will renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not be faint.
I’ve read this verse a million times, ok, maybe hundreds. I have drawn strength on it.
But this time I read this and one word stood out.
Those who wait on the Lord.
I am not good at waiting. But it seems that God often tells me to sit still.
When I wait.
I am able to walk in the path that God has created for me.
I am able to walk in such a way that is honoring to Him. In strength, with grace, giving mercy.
Every journal that I have (I actually have only two that are completed) have a verse on it and it seems that when I selected the journals, they popped out at me. And this one was no different. Each verse has been a strong theme in the journey that I write about.
I am excited about this journal and the journey that will be documented in it. I pray that each word in this verse is a step in the journey that God is leading me on.
Here I go…