Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Psalms 27:14 (NKJV)

 Our society has taught us that we should expect things immediately.  Three minutes for a meal for the family through a drive through is the goal for most chains.  Thirty minutes to have a pizza prepared, cooked and delivered.  Accelerated degrees to obtain your masters and bachelors at the same time or getting your bachelors in a shorter period, quick communication with texts, face time, instant messaging and quicker Christianity.pocket-watch-560937_1280

However, that is not the way of God.  The word wait is mentioned 144 times in the Bible.  People waited on the same promises of God for seventy years.  We give up if it is not immediate.  Jacob wrestled with the Angel of God for an answer through the night.  We grow weary of after five minutes of prayer.

Preachers apologize if the service goes past an hour and a half.  People walked for days to catch a glimpse of Jesus, waiting without food to hear Him speak.  I can remember being in services where God moved, and the four hours we were there seemed like five minutes.

When you are seeking God, it can not be rushed.  We must wait on Him.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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