Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Thursday, March 12, 2009
LORD__I AM PERPETUALLY WAITING.__NO MATTER WHERE I AM__NO MATTER DAY OR NIGHT__I AM WAITING.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEND THE TIME__IN ALL HONESTY__WITHOUT WAITING.
I'M AFRAID TO GO TO SLEEP, BECAUSE__I MIGHT MISS YOUR COMING.__I LONG FOR YOU SO. AND WHEN I DON'T FEEL YOU NEXT TO ME, OR THE BEATING OF YOUR HEART IN MINE__I WAIT NEARLY BREATHLESS FOR SOME SENSE OF YOUR RETURN.
I HATE THE MORNING SOMETIMES__BECAUSE I KNOW I MUST WAIT. I KNOW YOU DO NOT NEGLECT OR TEMPT ME, OR TEST ME IN THIS__
IT IS MY OWN STATE OF MIND OR PERHAPS MY DISPOSITION__BE IT RESTLESS DISCONTENT__I KNOW NOT.
I LOOK AT MY LITTLE DOG ANNIE, WHO SITS NEXT TO ME, SO CONTENT, AND WATCHES EVERY MOVE I MAKE.__HOW EXCITED SHE IS WHEN I'VE BEEN AWAY__AND IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW MINUTES OUT OF HER SIGHT__HER REACTION IS THE SAME.__HER REQUIREMENTS THE SAME__
SO I WAIT FOR LOVE__EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU LOVE ME__I STILL WAIT.
PERHAPS IT'S THAT FINAL CALL I'M WAITING FOR__
TO SEE YOU FACE TO FACE__TO HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME__TO SEE THOSE WHO I CAN NO LONGER FELLOWSHIP WITH HERE IN THIS FLESH.
THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY WAITING__YOU WILL COME__YOU HAVE COME.
YET IS THERE WAITING IN MY SOUL__THE SOUND OF CRYING__JOYOUS CRYING__
"COME LORD JESUS, COME."