Forsaking brooding to allow brewing time for my thoughts to be steeped with Him led me to thinking on procrastinating v.s. percolating. I’ve long flogged myself over my habitual procrastination about writing. Then the “Aha!” of the Lord came to me regarding His redemptive work; His ability to transform what has long hindered me. He turned my attention to spiritual application through illuminating a dictionary example:

Percolate: gradually spread or filter through as “when an idea percolates; gradually becomes well known”

I couldn’t miss His intent: The understanding that His thoughts have percolated through me, using my procrastination to blend my humanity with a touch of His Divinity, producing a fullness I lacked on my own.

Behold, HE’s doing a new thing
A familiar Scripture came to mind…

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; do you not perceive it?” From Is. 43:19

And the lesson therein is familiar too…the new can look like the old. Both procrastinating and percolating are waiting games. The former, fueled by fear; the latter, by His faithfulness

The Upside of Procrastination!
Simply put, I was well trained in the art of putting off writing…and He used that old practice as training ground for the new. He caused me to become aware that I was learning how to percolate; to partner more deeply with Him in writing and to wait for His “good to go” before hitting the Send button

Released from the old by practicing the new

“When I practice doing the new He has revealed to me, I become aware of His peace within me.“ Phil. 4:9 Personalized

Inner Knowing – God’s Early Warning System

“And let (allow) the soul harmony that comes from Christ rule/act as UMPIRE continually in your heart,
deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your mind. … And be thankful,
appreciative, giving praise to God always.” From Col. 3:15 Ampl.

Are you playing a waiting game? – then you’re game for the new He’s been preparing within you

“Call on Me and I will answer…” Jere. 33:3

Our part: To keep on listening for His still small voice that may come as a whisper; a spontaneous thought; an inner excitement about moving forward or an inner check cautioning us to wait; a word from a sermon, a friend – or an enemy for that matter; a billboard; a TV program or movie. His inner knowings are transmitted to us in surprising ways. And He WANTS us to hear His voice. As my friend Georgia has well said, “Pay attention to everything…and He will cause you to hear Him!” … even through what you see.