Date Number #5

Post It Note Prayers

I’m so thankful for years and years of journals that have helped me not only outline the framework for this devotional, but have served as a beautiful reminder of where I’ve been. Some of the entries have been heartbreaking, many have been enlightening and some just a record of all the things our Heavenly Father has done.

Today Jesus and I ventured out to Bohicket Marina to sit in the sun and watch the boats go by. There is a Cafe that has just decent food, but a million dollar view. Today I am pondering what it looks like to wait well. As the Bible says, a thousand years to Him is but a day. We humans measure time on a completely different watch than Abba. If you’re anything like me you’re impatient and want it NOW!

I absolutely love Psalm 40 and it has been my anthem on and off at different times in my journey. Verse 5 says, “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. ”

Let’s take a few minutes to recount the divine providence of God. How has he intervened in your story when you thought it was meant to go a particular way? Is there a time you thought something was meant to be and it completely fell apart?

These post it note prayers serve as a reminder to me of Abba’s faithfulness and sovereignty. He is the provider of dwellings, He is the Great Physician and He is the matchmaker. I am so grateful for his supernatural interruption that may cause circumstances to shift and turn in a new direction. We owe it all to Him to wait well as He moves in our lives in accordance with His will. Perhaps you might try writing a few of your current requests on post it notes and place them on your mirror or in a place you view often. Give repetition to those prayers. Speak them aloud again and again and watch and see how God answers.

Let us pray for what it looks like to wait well together. Lord Jesus I am waiting here. I am watching for you. My soul is downcast within me. How long Oh God will I be in this place? I am discouraged and lacking hope. Fill me Jesus with your eternal hope that keeps me pressing on. Help me to trust you fully. I know you have a good plan for my life because you are a good, good father. Give me strength on this day to continue in this waiting. I desire love. I desire a true companion. I desire an Epic love story written by you. Thank you for this day that you made. I love you Jesus. Amen