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Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane......

For weeks my heart has has longed to say those words and mean them.My body has wanted to jump on the first flight to Canada since Joy's surgery, but the Lord kept telling me to "wait." Have you ever wanted to do something or be somewhere when He has told you to "wait?" It isn't an easy thing to do. But I have found if you stand still and let God move you, the answers will come.
I found myself sitting in a new church Sunday morning, in an empty pew, "waiting" for the message. Guess what it was on? "How to Wait," oh I was there by divine appointment and I needed to listen. I walked away with three nuggets.
Wait Quietly
Wait Patiently
Wait Expectantly
I had been praying about timing to be with Joy so much that I was missing the things the Lord was doing all around me. I stopped and let it all go, totally let go of all of it. My hopes, my timelines, my desires everything. Last night when Joy and I were talking there was a peace that washed over me beyond all understanding. Even though all the pieces weren't in place yet, it was time.Joy was so broken and longed for me to be there. This weekend is like our Memorial Day for Canada. Joy's whole family needed to be away to open their summer homes. There were concerns as to who would sit with Joy. Like I said I missed all that God was doing around me. Her family had prepared to sacrifice their time and switch off days to be with Joy. Knowing they too needed some time away. God worked it all out. So last night I text Joy and broke the news of my confirmed flight. I could feel the tears of happiness soak the screen.
This morning I received an email from her sister telling me how my trip was blessing the family Me coming at this specific time will allow them to get some time together, but more important that Joy was happy and the smiling hasn't stopped.

So when you wait on the Lord quietly, patiently and expectantly it may not just be you that reaps the rewards.

On Thursday I will be leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again. Oh yeah can't wait to go.....
Going to see "Faith"
Praising God For His Provision
Diane "Hope"

6 comments:

Joyful said...

Sweetie, there are no words to write of my excitement and my thankfulness for the way the Lord has provided. I can hardly believe that in just 3 more sleeps you will be here. His timing is always perfect.

Today has been a day of countless blessings. Starbucks delivered to my door and a visit with my dear friend Carol. An unexpected meal arrived hot around 4pm. Thanks Pam. Two parcels in the mail containing so many hugs. Thanks Cheri and Lynn. More cards of prayers and love. Honestly my little heart can hardly contain the outpouring of kindness. Thank you all.

I am sore tonight. Not certain as to why. Trusting all is well and the meds will bring relief. Just can't seem to get comfortable. Didn't sleep very well last night either so hoping for a better night tonight.

Love to you all...and keep praying.
Hugs,
Joy

Hope and Faith said...

Heavenly Father, right now I ask you to place your loving arms around Joy. Father thank you for the out pouring of love and blessings today. These were just a few of the outward signs of her loving sisters. So many of us are standing beside our precious friend. You alone know the depths of her pain. You alone can take it from her now. Please Father remove it so she may get some rest and comfort tonight. Allow her wound to heal quickly and her strength to return so she can fight this cancer. Renew her spirit as she rests in the safety of your arms. Thank you for all you have done and are yet to do.
Amen
Rest in Him Sweet Faith,
Hope

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Aww, you girls have a wonderful time together. I'm so thankful that you can spend time with each other...encouraging one another.

patricia e said...

What a blessing! God is good. Praying for a more restful sleep tonight, Joy. love and prayers ~

Debbie said...

I am so excited to hear that you are coming once again to be with Joy!!!

Michelle said...

Yay! So happy for you both and God's perfect timing!
Still praying for you, Joy
Sweet blessings.
Michelle in VA