LEARNING TO WAIT

THURSDAY JUNE 25th, 2015

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon 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.

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Perhaps you are like me and waiting drives you nuts.  I hate waiting.  I hate waiting at the Doctor, in line, in traffic, on people to get ready, and yes, I even struggle with waiting upon Him.  But hold on a minute, He says waiting is how we renew.  Life is fast paced and we hurry all the time.  By doing so, we miss out on the best things He has for us.  Strength to serve Him and others

1.         Waiting can be a time of refreshing

Psalm 23:1-6 – The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

2.         Waiting can be a time of rejoicing
3.         Waiting can be a time to watching God work
4.         Waiting can be a time of planning
 
This Psalm is all too often just read and recited without much time given to actually enjoying what it says.  I want to challenge you to relearn this psalm together with your family or friends and talk about what it is saying to you.  You probably already can quote all or most of it. So how about it, will you take up the challenge?
 
 

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