How much do we like WAITING?! I’d say NOT or NONE!
Waiting is as old as time itself. We rarely are anything other than patient when waiting for the future vision, much less the immediate urgency of some need(s). The last few years I’ve experienced with thousands of people around the world the required waiting time…for supplies, HOPE, HELP, volunteers in harsh disaster zones. Even last week in power outages, floods & fires; people are desperately waiting.
Yet, we see at least 3 Things to note about Waiting. Allow these to catalyze your thought, hearts, prayers and actions towards making Waiting more attractive!
1. TARRY! is a word often used to describe or as a synonym for Waiting. It’s fullest meaning is to continue where you are, what your are and who you are until the realization of what you Wait for comes to pass. Remember on Whom you wait more than for What you wait.
You have a vision, dream, goal, or even immediate or emerging need. Tarrying while it’s solution comes is not always so easy. Habakuk 2:3 tells us to “though it tarries, wait for it, for it shall surely come.”
A great old time leader named Abram (later Abraham) at least once was tired of waiting. Genesis 15 recounts the story. God led Abram by the hand when he could no longer endure the waiting and showed him the stars. Don’t you just love how the King of the Universe has taken this broken man by the hand, touching him with His Glory & Greatness! God reminded Abram for whom he waited more than for what he waited.
2. PRAY! Well of course you’re praying. Right? And, who is praying with you? Folks, you are leaders of your families, businesses, churches, and communities. The weal and woes of those you serve as you lead are enormous, not to mention your own life, heart, physical & fiscal situations. Prayer is the key element in life, especially in the waiting line.
1 Thessalonians 5:25 “Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” Yes, do that. Pray for one another. Pray together. Pray often. Pray first. Pray foremost. Pray with thanksgiving in all things for the soon coming, no longer waited for, answer!
3. LIVE! Often situations just seem unbearable any longer, we feel dead to life. The vision seems impossible, the enemies too big, the light at the end of the tunnel is anther train about to run us over. Too many times we are a bloodied mess in our own minds if not literally from the battles.
Ezekiel 16:6 Gives us a picture of how the Lord sees you & me during such times. “‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”
SO, go ahead right now, get up out of the dust and LIVE life while you tarry and pray.
Old & New Friends, encourage one another in word & deed!
LIVE, LIVE , LIVE. IT’S NOT OVER. GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE OF GRACE FOR YOU. You, your family and your friends will soon WAIT NO LONGER!
We’re Waiting on God, nothing or no one else! What are some situations you have been waiting for God to show up in? Celebrate that it’s coming soon, and share with us!