I have felt recently like I’m in limbo. Waiting has become a habit of life, but not one I usually get excited about. That’s changing.

When we wait on God, we get His blessings down the road, but more importantly, we get Him now. We seek Him harder than we would have otherwise. We understand better who He is and what’s He capable of doing. Maybe at first, we cling to Him because we think that’s our only option. But then we want to cling to Him and follow Him more than pursuing our own whims and selfish desires. Our dependence on Him grows, and we want what He can make out of our lives, not what we can do with it. 

 

 

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By Erin Elizabeth Austin

I have the privilege today of posting a guest blog by a good writer friend, Erin Elizabeth Austin. We met at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference two years ago, and since then, I have been greatly encouraged by her brave spirit and beautiful words. The topic for today’s post is timely for me, and I hope it encourages you too!

Did you ever play the game Limbo when you were a kid? You know the one I’m talking about the game where two people stand holding the opposite ends of a yardstick or broom while a line of people see if they can go underneath the stick without bending forward or touching the stick. The point of the game is to see how flexible people are, something that’s fun when you’re a child, but not so much when you’re an adult.

I’ve always been very flexible, which made Limbo one of the few games I won in gym class. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for life.  ...

 

 

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I’m waiting for it to bloom. My dad surprised me by planting a hydrangea bush in the flower beds. What’s the color of the future buds? Blue, my favorite.

Right now it’s just a stubby little stick. But it’s taller than it was a month ago. If you didn’t know it was there, you would probably step on it if you were weeding the beds. Little but stout.

Some hopes of mine are little and stubby, but I trust God that they will bloom. ...

 

 

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The Scrapbooked Bible Study: A Blog by Katy Kauffman

Award-Winning Author, Editor, Bible Teacher

An editor for Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Katy Kauffman is also a Bible study author who loves to write about the treasures of Scripture. Her Bible studies focus on winning life's spiritual battles, and her blog shares snippets of "scrapbooked" encouragement. Learn more about The Scrapbooked Bible Study, and follow Katy's blog to receive weekly posts. 

 

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