"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

waiting for the harvest

a facebook friend of mine posted this status and i am in love with it...

‎"God will never send us into the valley and ask us to bow to His authority there without sooner or later bringing a harvest from the ground watered by our sweat and tears." ~Beth Moore

i've been in a valley for the last 3 years it seems and this quote is just a sweet reminder that there's a purpose for it!

being in a valley...
1. makes you recognize the mountain

2. humbles you, placing you in your proper place under God's authority

3. exhausts you, but worth the view from the mountaintop

4. brings God so near to us...near enough to capture those tears in a bottle.

5. reaps a harvest!!!!

God loves us so much and His plans are perfect!

...and I'll just keep waiting, waiting, waiting for the harvest...
BUT, i should keep my eyes open because the "fruit" might not look like how i expect...
God's plan might not be the same as my plan, but I'm confident that no matter what...
there will be fruit.

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