Friday, January 06, 2006
Recently while having lunch with two friends, I heard them discussing what was in their "Queue". I wasn't sure what they were referring to, so my ears quickly tuned in! "I have Pilates for Dummies in my Queue right now." The more they talked, I realized they were referring to their Blockbuster Online Account. As we sat and discussed what movies we had seen or what movies we were wanting to see, I realized how bad I wanted to have movies waiting in my queue. With small kids at home, it is very difficult to watch a movie when we want to. Every once in while it will be calm around here or the kids will be with the grandparents and we can sit down and watch a movie. But, when we do want to rent a particular movie it is usually checked out at the movie store and we can't rent it.
Or we rent it only to return it without ever watching it just to prevent a late fee. As a result, we don't watch movies! But after listening to my two friends discuss their membership with Blockbuster Online, I decided it was worth giving it a try with a free trial offer. I have done this before with a different company so I know the benefits are great! No lines at the movie store, no late fees, no time limit on your rental! It's perfect! So, my movie queue is full and I anxiously await my DVD's to arrive in the mail soon! Every time I return a movie, another is sent from my queue!
My journey with the Lord is a journey of great reward. As I look back over the past few months, I see how much God has been moving in my life. He is always moving in our lives but at times we don't see it. But, lately I have seen it. Not only have I seen it but I have felt it.
In my walk with Him, I have faced many different seasons. It's been this season that my Heavenly Father has filled my life with things that were waiting in my queue. What's waiting in yours?
For some it's the ability to make new friends, to find a new job, to build a new house, to meet the man/woman of your dreams.
For others, it's the ability to trust, the desire to love, or the wisdom to understand. All of these await to arrive in our lives. He longs to make our dreams come true.
Just as I return a DVD before I can receive the next one in my queue, I must do the same in my life. So many things we hold on to which keep us from experiencing the awesome gifts He has waiting for us. Many of us hold on to pride which keeps us from humbling ourselves before the Lord. Some hold on to jealousy which keeps us from experiencing contentment in who God created us to be. Others hold on to the past which keeps us paralyzed. Without letting go, we can't move forward. Without giving up, we can't submit to Him and we can't receive what's waiting in our queue.
Ephesians 3: 20 (The Message) God can do anything, you know--far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.