This makes my Monday.

on March 9, 2009 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 11 comments by

“All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:22-28 (The Message version)


  1. Face
    posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 6:50 AM  |  reply

    Good word. That makes my Monday, too.

  2. Southern Gal
    posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 6:52 AM  |  reply

    It makes my Monday, too.

  3. Debs
    posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 8:35 AM  |  reply

    What a good and timely word Annie…many will be blessed by this…never thought that I would have a pregnant son…but oh, he is feeling the pain! 🙂

  4. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 9:34 AM  |  reply

    wow!! thanks for makin’ me think this early in the morning annie!! 😉 happy monday to you!!

  5. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 9:38 AM  |  reply

    good word and good timing. God is soo good to us.
    much love.

  6. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 10:45 AM  |  reply

    That’s amazing! I will keep that in my mind whenever I think about waiting. We grow larger in the waiting; more expectant.

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing that.

  7. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 12:37 PM  |  reply

    I love that. Beth Moore said last Tuesday night that when we wait upon the LORD we renew our strength. If it seems like you are being depleted you must be waiting on something else. She would say something like that to me.

  8. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 12:37 PM  |  reply

    thank you for this reminder of truth and goodness at the beginning of the week…

  9. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 3:02 PM  |  reply

    bee uuty.

    thanks for sharing this. i love how the message takes things and makes them better, differnt. real.

  10. posted on Mar 09, 2009 at 7:24 PM  |  reply

    Wonderful, Annie. Absence makes the heart grow… FONDER. But grow it does.

  11. posted on Mar 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM  |  reply

    Wow!! This is so good. I was sent over here from my friend Brandy at

    Thanks for the encouragement today!! I definitely feel like I’m in the uncomfortable place of ‘waiting’/’pregnacy’.

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