But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
I hope you have been well?
Years ago, someone tried to explain waiting on the Lord to me, but I was reluctant to hear. He/she told me that Christians have to wait on God as servants wait on their masters. I was hesitant because I disliked the analogy, but now I see that the person was right.
To walk with God is to walk humbly behind. The Good Shepherd knows the way to pasture. He will take a route that will keep the sheep safe from wild beasts and danger. He knows the way to shade if the flock is not able to return to the sheepfold on time. It takes humility to submit to the Master because these days, we all know the right way to the most profit, productivity, or gain.
‘But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”‘ James 4:6
When we wait on God before we act, speak, think, or judge, we are submitting to His Lordship. We are essentially telling Him that we trust Him to take control of our lives. When we wait on Him to act on our behalf, we also learn His ways. As we sit or stand still for the Master to take over, we rest from our works. Since we are no longer carrying the burden of our lives, we can mount up in freedom. The walk of life will not weary us since He is in control.
So, in a sense, waiting on God is working out our faith. Being intentional about waiting on God would help us achieve so much. We will talk and act less rashly and even learn to judge people and situations in righteousness. In this state, you continuously walk in grace.
With God, all things are possible. The place of waiting is the place of possibilities. Nothing is in your control, no decision. You lay them all at papa’s feet and let Him decide. It takes a relationship; it takes a willingness to listen and hear, patience. Do we have time for that? Do we have time to wait on our Father in this fast-moving world?
It is time to make time. The Father judges all our actions, right or wrong. It’s left to us to decide to wait on the Fountain of Life or continue to use broken cisterns in our way. He is always there, ready to listen, prepared to advise. If you have not started already, start to converse with Papa, He will respond.
Till next time, be transformed!!!