ponder in your heart

But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Luke 2:19

Oh, how my heart connects and resonates with this verse.  I ponder so much {sometimes too much}.  Yet, the God-stories keep brewing up in my heart.  Often, they need to be treasured and pondered before poured out.  God likes to move in a whirlwind to shake things up and fling wide His guiding hand.  I am grateful for movement, but my processing lag keeps piling up.  The words flitter on the edge of spilling out, but then I am speechless all at once.  I keep saying, “Lord, help my unbelief. I can believe BIG for others, but help me believe BIG for me too. Help me believe that You really do have a good plan when all seems lost.  Throw a few tangible love notes my way.”  Yet, I am thankful that He does move even when I’m still saying, “Wha?” When I can’t even finish my question before falling headlong into his doors flung wide open.  And as I so lovely just read, “Sometimes waiting takes a lot more effort than moving forward.”  So, here I fall forward in some areas and keep on in the hard of waiting in others. Faithfulness abounds and the hard will bring even more God-stories.

So, tell me…how are you doing? pondering anything in your heart? waiting? falling headlong forward fast? where are you at now?