Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Day #6 – 30 Day Challenge


c06Have you been following along with this devotion challenge? Jump in. There’s no requirements. We’re going through Thirty Days of Devotion and sharing thoughts, prayers, and experiences in the comments section. You are invited to join us.

But more importantly, you’re invited to spend some time with your Savior. I hope you will accept His invitation and join Him in some quiet time this Lord’s day.

Today’s entry is about “The Waiting Place.” That’s the name of the horrible place in Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. But a waiting place isn’t always such a bad thing.

Waiting is necessary. For cakes to bake, flowers to bloom, traffic to move, books to be published. You wait in a checkout line at the grocery store and wait for your turn when playing a board game. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit and the Lord urges us to use it in the primary verse for today’s entry.

Still, it does have a downfall. The primary problem with waiting, at least to me, is when I can’t tell when the waiting is over. This is where that lesson from the movie, “Facing the Giants” comes in. Two farmers pray for rain, but only one of them goes out and prepares his field.

It’s what you do while you’re waiting that makes the difference! (Tweet This!)

Everybody is called to wait at some point in their life, but again, the attitude with which we wait can impact those around us as much as it affects us. Yeah, that attitude lesson again. There’s no getting away from it. We are to have the attitude of Christ in all things. Even during the annoyances of waiting.

Your Turn: What are you waiting for? How are you waiting?

This song pumps me up. Regardless of my waiting, the length of it or the status of it, God is GOOD!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Day #6 – 30 Day Challenge

  1. I finished up homeschooling last year in May. I graduated four students. My eldest, I homeschooled from the middle of third grade, my younger two, from the beginning, and my niece, the last two years of high school. I felt like I accomplished what the Lord asked me to do. Now I have just been waiting to see what the Lord would like me to do. I have finally learned after many failures in the past that we cannot just jumped into this and that which is not what the Lord would like us to do. But I am waiting for Him. “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles; They will run and not get tired; They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31

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    • I have a number of friends who have finished and wondered what’s next. Funny thing: most of them found their “next.” Usually it crept up on them from something they were already doing.

      I hope to avoid that when my youngest two graduate. My greatest challenge at that point will be to avoid becoming a hermit. LOL!