I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope.
SONG: “Wait on the Lord” by Ben Keyes, on Were You There? Are You Here? (2007)
O Master, my desires to work, to know,
To be aware that I do live and grow—
All restless wish for anything not thee
I yield, and on thy altar offer me.
Let me no more from out thy presence go,
But keep me waiting watchful for thy will—
Even while I do it, waiting watchful still.
—George MacDonald, from A Book of Strife in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul (1880)
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3 thoughts on “An On-Time God (Artful Devotion)”
Hi, Victoria! I think that right now I’m in a season where I’m noticing my own act of waiting on God – for his direction, for his permission, for his favour – especially in regards to my art/art career. Thanks for posting this artful devotion!
Interesting theme since God is always on time in the present moment. I love the simplicity of this painting and what seems to be the attentive ear of a young woman of color who just heard a whisper from God. Beautiful!
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