"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
Ida Scott Taylor
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Learning and Waiting
Two weeks ago we were in Pennsylvania visiting family
and I'm trying to get back into creating
on a more regular basis again.
It always takes me some time to get back into
the swing of things.
I'm working on a new song birdie painting.
It isn't finished yet, but thought
I would show you what I've done so far.
I'm thinking about adding a black top hat and a
white bow tie, along with some
So far I've only used acrylics, but it will be a
mixed media painting before I'm all done with it.
A few weeks ago we had a female cardinal
that returned every day for over a month to sit
on a lilac bush outside of our kitchen window.
She would fly into the glass of our window over and over
throughout each day.
Does anyone know WHY they do this?
It reminds me of how easy it is
for me as a human being to repeat some
action that isn't good for me, like eating too much
sugar on any given day.
Or giving into worry and fear over things
I cannot change etc...
We know it isn't good for us
and that it may even
cause pain, but we do it over and over anyway!
(just like the cardinal hitting the glass over and over)
I guess maybe it's because instant gratification
is what we are seeking rather than
waiting for the ultimate prize
that only waiting can bring.
Do you ever struggle in this area?
"I grew up with six brothers.
I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."
I don't know if it's because I'm older
that I find it a little easier to wait,
or if it's because
I've hit my head on the glass
one too many times
going through that pain
just isn't worth it anymore.
I just know
that when I take the time to look
back through my life, I find that many
came during those waiting times.
truly changed me or
got me on the right path that I was
designed to take.
If you are in the midst of a waiting time,
a painful time,
or " I wonder what in the world
could go wrong next"
kind of time,
please be encouraged.
Know that "in the wait",
God is truly working on your behalf
and you are going to be rewarded for your waiting.