What are you waiting for? || it’s time for a random post

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.  My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.”

More than those who wait for the morning! :) “Wait” tends to be a bad word, doesn’t it? It’s definitely not the easiest thing to do! Most all of us are waiting for something and in all honesty waiting doesn’t come naturally to me [I prefer moving full force forward with enough energy to move a mountain! ;]  So, what are you waiting for? :) We so often turn our affections [or waiting] toward things, seasons of life, or people and those things we wait for we tend to put our hope in[Matt 6:21].  If you skip over to the Webster’s dictionary you will find 2 very beautiful definitions to the word “wait”. 1.) to remain in a state in which you expect or hope and 2.) to serve, to attend as a servant. :) Quite beautiful definitions aren’t they?! So, what are you waiting for? :) Who are you placing your hope in? Who are you truly serving? I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. There is a need to daily set our affection[at least for me there is;], our hope, our sight on the Lord and wait on[serve] Him. In God’s Word, the promises for those who wait on HIM are abundant! Read PS 130:5, IS 40:31, LAM 3:25, MICAH 7:7, PS 100:2-3 So, today I want to encourage y’all to wait on[serve] the Lord wholeheartedly! :) I am reminded of that beautiful verse in Matthew 6, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthains 15:58

I was scrolling through my blog and rather surprised to see it had been well over a month since my last random post! Yep, time has gotten away from me. ;) So, how about a random iPhone picture post[with a few camera pictures too]? :) Fall is starting to really show itself here in Texas! Days no hotter than 82°[I know, cold isn’t it?! ;] and nights that are “chilly”, eggnog is now offered at the grocery store and[yes!] I have had my first homemade eggnog latte of the season!! Leaves crunch underfoot and slight shades of gold and red can be spotted in the trees…. Have I told y’all I LOVE fall?!? ;) Life has been busy here as work keeps me moving. God has been gracious to give us work to put our hands to and to give me time for autumn walks with the little people, choir practice with my sisters, baking, and birthday celebrations! God is good, always! OH! and my dashing brother, Abel picked me a “fall foliage” bouquet that has adorned the counter-top ever so exquisitely! Thank you Abel. :) So, enjoy the completely random photos!

 Forgive the lack of alignment. Working on fixing that soon! ;)

 

In My Weakness by Soundforth Singers & Orchestra on Grooveshark

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The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:25-26

About Rachel

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Isaiah 1:18-20

11 thoughts on “What are you waiting for? || it’s time for a random post

  1. I always love your posts :) It´s always encouraging to see your joy in the Lord and your love for Him and your family!

    Thank you for reminding me that I´m waiting for Him and in Him,
    and thank you for always praise the Lord in your blog!

    Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
    Psalm 103:1

    1. Thank you for blessing me with your comment, Alma! It was such a joy to receive!!

      Continue to wait on The Lord. He will not disappoint! :)

      I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.-Psalms‬ ‭89‬:‭1‬

  2. Yes, indeed it is time for a random post. Loved it!! Looks like you all are enjoying the Texan autumn. That pumpkin cake looks amazing. Enjoy your day Rachel! <3 "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." (Psalms 62:5)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! :) Enjoying it so much. The cake was beyond delicious! ;) Have a fantastic day, Sarah!!

      For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.-Ps71:5

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! Such an encouraging and uplifting post to me! Wonderful reminders…
    Your photos are gorgeous.That cake looks amazing and amazingly yummy. Your siblings are so cute!

    I like your grocery list! I might have to start typing mine up… :)
    Blessings,
    Leah

    1. So glad the post encouraged you! That is a blessing to hear!! Yep, the cake was outrageously delicious. The only bad part about it was it was gone too soon. ;)

      Just started typing my lists again after a long break! It’s super helpful and a lot more organized. :)

      Thank you for your comment, Leah! Always blessed by them!

      Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.-Psalms‬ ‭89‬:‭15‬

  4. I just visited your blog after a long time, you all look so happy, of course is the joy of the lord….It seems you had a very happy ând blessed birthday the cake looked amazing and made wonder what was the brown topping? If you know … thanks for sharing, God has given you all many talents :)

    1. Hello Lucy! :) So nice to see your comment pop up on my feed!! God is good and we are thankful for the happiness He has brought to our family.
      The topping is a caramel glaze with walnuts. Super delicious! :)

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