Friday, February 11, 2011

Patiently Waiting

At each meal our beagle Sparrow waits.

She sits beside, or in front of, one of us watching and waiting. She doesn't move from her position. She doesn't bark (she, after all, a hound). She doesn't howl (she, after all, a hound). She doesn't whine or whimper. She just looks up with those chocolate brown eyes of hers.

She is waiting. . .hoping a morsel of food -- better than the diet dog food in her dish -- might be tossed, or dropped, her way.

Sparrow's consistency impresses me. She never whines. She always waits patiently. She doesn't tap her little foot or even sigh, and Sparrow has been known to sigh when she is unhappy about something.

I want to be like Sparrow.

I want to patiently wait on the Lord, not barking, howling or whining, not tapping my foot or sighing either. I want to remain patiently at His side or His feet to receive what He has for me and accept it with the readiness and joy that Sparrow seems to accept any tidbit which comes her way.

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. " Psalm 46:10

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

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