You might have noticed a change to my site. While It’s been a great two something years as Krista Prada, I think I’d like to change it up a bit. See where this makeover takes me. Let me expand on the new name, To Wait and Wander.
Years ago I read a study on the different origins and meanings and contexts of the word wait in the Bible. One of my favorite versions was the Hebrew word yachal. Not only does yachal mean to wait, but it means to wait expectantly, to hope for. In the Old Testament, it is used in the context of waiting on God’s promises. Waiting on something that is sure to happen. The Bible says “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). Yachal is mostly found in Psalms. Of those my favorite is Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” But you can find more here.
Most of our lives we spend waiting on the next best thing, the next stage of life, a guy, a family, a promotion, on news. We’re all waiting for something. Waiting driven by anxiety. And worry stems from a lack of trust in God. This yachal is waiting expectantly on God’s goodness, the fulfillment of His promises, both in this life and the eternal. It brings peace, joy, and hope. Seeking Him first and in every situation. Being in constant prayer and thanks. This is something I have to constantly check myself for, because my human nature and short-sightedness tends to kick in all too often. This study made an impression on me, even literally, as I went so far as to tattoo it on my wrist about six years ago. I wanted a physical reminder to wait expectantly. God keeps His promises. (And His promises are so good.)
And while I need to wait more on the Lord, and wander from Him less, that’s not the type of wandering I’m referring to in this blog. I plan on capturing all of my wanderings on this earth, wonderings of faith, phases, projects, desires, and inspirations here.
So welcome to ‘To Wait and Wander.” I’ve got some cool things in store for the future and I hope you’ll follow along with me!