What to do in the waiting

 What to do in the waiting…

It’s certainly not that I have tons of free time and that there is always more laundry to do, but my mind is just so consumed and my spirit is so restless. I have tried to find constructive things to to. Things that can be done while praying for our family. I love active praying, also know as praying without ceasing (1Thess. 5:17). Since my days as a mother began over 16 yrs ago I have practiced the skill of active praying. Praying as I go and do. Turning my inward conversation to God. Turning my worries into petitions. Being thankful through everything. Trying not to miss the little things.

Taking to heart Paul’s instructions given in his first letter to the Thessalonians:

“encourage the downcast, help the sick and weak, have patience with everyone…

always pursue what is good…

Celebrate always, pray constantly, and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in…

Take a close look at everything, test it, then cling to what is good….

So now, may the God if peace make you His own completely and set you apart from the rest.” (The Voice)

As I’ve been praying I’ve been…

crocheting her a blanket,


reading some adoption books,


buying some new books,


making her bed special,


praying over that special bed,


reading through lots of paperwork,




and oh yeah, blogging. 🙂

When your spirit is restless, try active prayer. I continue to find things to do with my idle hands while God moves my spirit.

Celebrate always, pray constantly, and give thanks






5 thoughts on “What to do in the waiting

  1. Karin Owens says:

    I love that passage. I once heard Brian McKinney describe it as “Joyful. Prayerful. Thankful.” The Bible says that is God’s will for all us so if we’re searching desperately to find out His will for our lives, that’s it!

  2. I just adore you!! I don’t think you know the impact you made on me years ago in such a short time. I so wish you would have stayed, but am thrilled we’ve reconnected! You INSPIRE me!!

  3. I like this post!! Filled with truth and your creative side! You’re doing a spot on job patiently waiting! Thanks for sharing! Loveeee it. I like the painting, and yellow is a good color for a happy girl (:

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