Sunday, September 16, 2012

Waiting on God-Part 2


In the school of Waiting, one lesson that is utmost importance is to simply be still and know that He is God.  This may sound so obscure in the grand scheme of life, but if we truly sit at the feet of Jesus, remembering that he is the Great I Am, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent One, the Son of the Highest, Creator of all, our life's breath then we will never have reason to fear the unknown future.  For He has been there orchestrating each event in our lives and knowing which path we will take.  What a relief to know that at his feet I can find restoration by simply waiting and knowing He is.
Merrimam-Webster defines wait simply as to stay in a place of expectation, to remain stationary, to look forward expectantly, to be ready and available, to attend as a servant.  The Old English form of the word is watch (as in watch for morning- refer to Part 1).  Waiting for the subway or waiting in line may not be very appealing, but for a child waiting for their birthday or for a new game to come out is rather exciting!  In this same sense, we can make waiting on God a drudgery or a joy.  When we look at the waiting period as a time to draw nearer to our Lord, it can be a very precious time indeed.  What a sweet testimony of David in Psalm 40:1, "I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined his ear unto me and heard my cry."  Oh, the promise of waiting on the Lord!  He will incline His ear and hear our cries! 
Honduran children waiting for the church bus!
Today, I was reminded of the promise of waiting.  Isaiah 49:23b states, "...and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me."  What a blessing to know that God is going to bring His promises to pass in the lives of those who wait for Him.  Today I was shown some of his blessing as we had four first time visitors in our worship service this morning!  (We had two first time visitors last week as well!) God is so good!  I have not perfected the lesson of waiting on Him by any means, yet am already seeing the fruit from just beginning!  How blessed it is to simply wait at our Savior's feet in awe of who He is.  Pray with us that these who have been visiting will continue to come and worship with us.  How exciting it is to see God grow His church!

On a side note, I can not believe that this is Horton Happening's 200th post!  Wow- what a journey it has been sharing in the goodness of the Lord with our family and friends! 

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