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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I just talked to our agency. I guess the German Embassy would not do what they needed to do, so our agency found another path for our papers. Now all our documents are stuck at the Chinese Embassy. The Chinese Embassy is closed for a vacation. The folks in our agency are out of the office next get the picture! We are not going to China until next year, this is almost certain! Most of our documents were finished in April! Do I scream, cry, or both? I'm going to need chocolate!
Back in March I quoted something I had read on a Yahoo group,

..."Lately I have been wondering why God so often
sends us into the school of waiting. Does He send us
there so that we will learn our lesson and never
have to wait again? Or does He send us there to
learn to savor times of waiting (times that will
inevitably come again and again), to learn to look
at them as opportunities to draw close to the heart
of God? In his book "Waiting on God", Andrew Murray
makes these observations:

At our first entrance into the school of waiting
upon God, the heart is mainly set on the blessings
which we wait for. God graciously uses our needs and
desires for help to educate us for something higher
than we were thinking of. We were seeking gifts; He,
the Giver, longs to give Himself and to satisfy the
soul with His goodness. It is just for this reason
that He often withholds the gifts, and that the time
of waiting is made so long. He is constantly seeking
to win the heart of His child for Himself. He wishes
that we would not only say, when He bestows the
gift, 'How good is God!' but that long before it
comes, and even if it never comes, we should all the
time be experiencing: it is good that a man should
quietly wait. 'The LORD is good unto them that wait
for him".

So, I will wait on God, and believe that He will do everything perfect!