Saturday, September 18, 2010
Patience and Prayers
Alright for those that don't know me personally or have had limited contact with me you may not know something about me - I have no patience. The only thing I have ever been able to wait for was marriage!
Really when I was a teen people kept praying patience into my life. Finally God relented and gave me my husband - a very patient man. Which showed me that God didn't put it into my general make up.
My mother (who was a very patient person) bought my sister and I this music cd when we were little to listen to. Ironically my favorite song on the cd was Herbert the Snail's Patient song, a song I have been singing for the last three days.
Here are the lyrics
There was a snail called Herbert who was so very slow
He caused a lot of traffic jams wherever he would go
The ants were always getting mad and the beetles, they would fume
But Herb would always poke along and sing this little tune
Have patience, have patience
Don't be in such a hurry
When you get impatient, you only start to worry
Remember, remember that God is patient, too
And think of all the times when others have to wait for you
When Herbert was much younger, he often got in trouble
Forgetting that he was a snail, he did things on the double
He'd crash through every spider web and with crickets he'd collide
'Til one day Herbert's father took his speeding son aside
As you can well imagine, there's a moral to this tale
Some of you may find yourselves behind a creeping snail
So if you get impatient and you're easily disturbed
Think about this little song and take a tip from Herb
I have continued to pray for our closing, our lender, hud and our home. I would like people to pray with us that everything goes smoothly and that we close on Friday and are able to move in to our home within a few days.
I am trying hard to be patient, to not worry and to let go and let God, but this is not easy for me!