While I'm Waiting

Waiting . . .

Aren't we always waiting for something?

We wait for cool and refreshing autumn breezes to give us relief from hot, sweltering summer days.

During cold and dreary winters, we can't wait for bright and warm spring afternoons.

We wait nine months for a babe to emerge from a mother’s womb.

We can’t wait to grow old enough to be in school.

Then we can’t wait to grow old enough to be out of school.

We wait some more . . .

I recently returned from the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference where I had the privilege to once again sing on the worship team.

One of the favorite songs for the week was “While I’m Waiting,” by John Waller. The song speaks of waiting for God to answer our prayers - and continuing to serve and worship God – trusting that He’ll answer.

Listen to the song . . .

You can imagine the power of such a song for hundreds of writers who have been working hard toward getting their first—or next—contract. Some writers get their first book published, but many more spend years growing in their craft. They write and rewrite, and then start over. Some, but not all, eventually find their dream of publication coming true.

But doesn’t everyone have a dream—or a wish—they hope and pray God will fulfill?

Don’t you?

Perhaps it’s the job that will better fit your talents or passion.

Maybe you’re asking God to help you find your soul mate.

You could be praying for God to bring a child into your family.

Or give you wisdom in loving your rebellious teenager.

God knows our hearts. He hears our cries. And He will answer.

But it will be in His time. Not ours.

Let’s trust that God knows best and continue to serve and worship Him while we wait.



  1. I really like your blog. I was in Denver at the hotel that was hosting the ACFW conference and was wishing I didn't have to go to my business meetings instead of checking out your conference. Much of what I've ready of Christian Fiction writers seemed too predictable, but I keep hoping for better. I like how you write, so I'd be likely to read what you write. Have you written a novel yet?

  2. Diane,

    Thanks for the lovely compliment! I'm thrilled that you found the blog and enjoy it. That means a lot to me.

    How interesting that you were at the hotel in Denver during the conference. What intriqued you? Caught your attention?

    None of my novels are published yet - still working on that! LOL But I have a short story published - along with some articles and devotions. You can find out more about that stuff by visiting my Web site at www.dawnkinzer.com

    Christian fiction has changed ALOT and continues to change. What type of genre are you interested in? If you leave another comment or email me at dawnkinzer(at)comcast(dot)net, I can suggest some authors/titles that you might like. Are you into romance? Mysteries? Women's fiction? Historicals?

    Thanks for visiting! I hope to see you here again.



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