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  • 1. My Stones ofRememberance = Periods of waiting
  • 2. Waiting for the Lord’spromises to be fulfilled in my life.
  • 3. Waiting for crooked places in me to be made straight.
  • 4. Thankfully, I didn’t wait 40 years (in a desert) But to me, might as well have been
  • 5. God, where are you? Why isn’t this going the way Ithought it would? Why am I so weak?... Why am I so weak?
  • 6. Questions that haunted me at two life-changing periods of waiting-
  • 7. #1- I move from Bloomington, Indiana to Eugene, Oregon and find myself without asafety net, without identity, without purpose.
  • 8. #2- My daughter is born, and, as I hold her in my arms, I have wave after wave ofdespair because I think I don’t want to be a mom afterall….
  • 9. In these periods of painfullywaiting, I experienced truths I knew, but had never really KNOWN. Such as…
  • 10. He will provide ALL I need.
  • 11. He can heal depression.
  • 12. In my weakness, I am able to fully recognize His strength.
  • 13. Humbled, (literally on thefloor), I can physically feel the Lord’s embrace. He is always embracing me, but I had to be in that posture mentally, physically, and emotionally to be able to feel it.
  • 14. Nothing I think or feel scaresGod or lessens His love for me.
  • 15. And, as stated so truthfully and wisely by StevePendleton, the greatest truth I learned was
  • 16. “God is not primarily interestedin changing my situation. He isprimarily interested in changing my heart.” Steve Pendleton Thanks for being a mouth piece of truth!
  • 17. If you are in a period of waiting
  • 18. Of wandering
  • 19. Of experiencing a gap between what you believe (God’s truths) and what you“know” (your apparent present circumstance)
  • 20. be encouraged, my friend!
  • 21. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.Instead he is patient with you, not wantinganyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
  • 22. He is not slow in keeping his promise to you.
  • 23. Realignment will come.
  • 24. Refreshing will come.
  • 25. Healing will come.
  • 26. And this time will be a stone of rememberance for you
  • 27. as you encourage others on their journey.
  • 28. We are all leaving Egypt together!

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