I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry (Psalm 40:1)
Beloved, have you ever had to wait on God? I mean have you ever found yourself praying and fasting and seeking and all you heard in return was silence? That’s often the story of many of our lives. Wait! Not yes; not no, but wait. And just like my nine year old doesn’t like it when mommy tells her to wait, we, with our grown selves, don’t get warm fuzzy feelings either when our Heavenly Father tells us to wait. But did it ever occur to you that wait simply means “not now.” Wait is often God’s way of letting His sons and daughters, whom He loves dearly, know that perhaps they’re not ready for what they’re asking for. Perhaps there’s a work that the Master needs to do in you before the “Yes” or “No” response. So when we hear “wait,” what do we do? How do we wait? David gives us the perfect answer. He says we are to wait patiently. Now here’s the challenging part of waiting patiently: being patient means to endure with calmness; to be tolerant; to be understanding; to refrain from being hasty or impulsive; and to persevere. Wow! All that David? Really? Yes, beloved, really. Sometimes God has you to wait to see just what you’re made of. Will you persevere in the wait, or will you get weak in your knees, acting impulsively or hastily? Will you stand still (wasn’t that a word already this week?) or will you move ahead of God? So, as hard as it is for me to share this prophetic word with you today, the word for today is WAIT. But there’s good news in the waiting: remember, David didn’t just wait patiently; in his waiting patiently, God turned to him and heard him. I want you to know that God sees and He hears you my friends. So be steadfast and unmovable. Please don’t grow weary in your wait. For you see, the reward shall be yours; for the bible is clear: they they wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint! Wait, I say, on the Lord. God bless you. Pastor J.