Cool Your Jets

Women of the Light

Do you need to cool your jets and have some patience with life,  people in your life, and troubling situations? Chew on the Fresh Bread Morsel and find out the secret to being “cool”.
“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  WAIT for the Lord; be strong and take heart and WAIT for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14NIV (emphasis mine)

In the stage version of West Side Story the song “Cool” – ” Keep Coolly Cool Boy,” is sung by Riff, the leader of the Jets (one of the feuding gangs of the story). It takes place while the Jets are waiting for the Sharks to arrive at Doc’s Drug Store for a war council. The Jets get antsy while waiting and are eager to fight but Riff tells them they have to calm down and “play it cool”.

One of the young gang members, all “juiced” up, punched out these words: “I wanna get Even! I wanna Bust!  I wanna Go!” To which Riff replies each time, “Get cool, Bust cool, Go cool!”

WAIT for the Lord the scriptures tells us.  In West Side Story language; “Don’t blow your top!”  “Cool it!”  WAITYou will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the Living.

In today’s economy many are giving up, getting angry over lost income, lost homes, lost hopes and dreams.  But God is saying, “WAIT for the Lord! Be strong, take heart!”  That is, HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE in His strength and ability to rescue you and to put you on top again.  (His Top) Stay COOL! Wait for the Lord to show you His plan. His “bail out plan” will keep you out of deep doo doo and lots of wrong choices and decisions!

He will do good for you all the days of your life if you just WAIT for Him to make the first move. Throwing punches at others, at yourself, or even at God will never get you anywhere. WAIT!  And as you wait, worship, be thankful, and have faith in His love and goodness to you!

As a kid we use to say “cool your jets” when someone was getting out of control.  Maybe if you listen really well you will hear the Holy Spirit telling you to stay cool and wait for the Lord!  You will be amazed at the victory.

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