Monday, May 7, 2012

Be Is A Verb

Not so long ago I wrote a post entitled Life Is A Highway. I wrote that post after I felt the Holy Spirit teaching me something very important through something very ordinary and practical. You see, I am a visual learner, and He knows that. Afterall, He made me this way, why wouldn't He know that?


He knows I am a visual learner and He knows that I "get" things and tend to retain the lesson He is trying to teach me if He shows me from a scene in my life. A scene amongst what I see as very ordinary.

I mentioned in that post that waiting is very hard.

It's really hard when it seems as if nothing is happening.

It's even harder if you are a "do-er".

I. am. a. do-er.

If something needs to happen, I want to do whatever it takes to make it happen. I guess that means I'm not very patient, huh? Patience is one fruit of the Spirit that is a little sparse on my tree sometimes, if you get what I mean.

And when I am in a season of waiting, stuck in life's traffic, I often wonder why God just doesn't do something. I mean, we all know He can, right? Often, it's in the midst of my impatience, my tendency to want to do something, that it appears to me that He is doing absolutely nothing.

I can't stand to do absolutely nothing.

If something depends on me, or if I even think I can make a difference, I can't stand to do nothing.

Woven within my wonderings of late, woven within my traffic jam, so to speak, He's been teaching me another lesson. A great, but hard to learn lesson for someone like me. A profound lesson wrapped up in only four little words.

Be is a verb.

All you have to do right now, Amy, is just be.

Let Me.

He's been reminding me to just "be". He's been teaching me that when it seems I am doing nothing,in fact, I AM doing something. When I am willing to just be, I am doing something.

I am trusting.

Trusting Him.

I may be doing nothing, but the I AM is doing something

And for those of you who were a little nerdy in English class like me, just think about the other word forms of "be", two of those forms are IS and AM.

I can BE because He IS the I AM.

Biggest Blessings,

P.S.  I am tinkering around with a new page, so I have posted this post there too as a trial run. The page is still in its infant stages, so keep that in mind, but if you have a second, would you hop over there and take a look?  Let me know what you think.  It will help me decide what to do!
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  1. This is so related to what I wrote about identity this morning. Yes, one of the hardest lessons for me to learn was that I am NOT what I do. I am what I am, in Him! And some of the hardest assignments I've gotten from Him amount to essentially the same one: to DO NOTHING BUT "be still, and know that He is God," to "stay still, and behold the deliverance of the LORD." That means waiting, and waiting for do-ers is hard!

    1. Yes, Sylvia, staying still is difficult for people like me! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Why is it easy to get caught up in working and struggling and so hard to rest? Great post. Great blog!

    1. If I ever figure out the answer to that, I'll let you know! I guess, for me, it's evidence of not completely trusting Him in situations along with forgetting that resting is something I have to make a choice to do since it doesn't come naturally for me.

      Thank you for your kind compliment, Rachel.


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