Sunday go to Meeting Bun
L. A. Marzulli
Wait on the Lord.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14
We rush through life. Our alarm rings, and we tumble out of bed. The coffee machine is automatically turned on and we have our first cup of coffee. We listen to the morning news, while reading from multiple sites on the net, simultaneously.
We jump in our cars and head to work. We crawl through morning rush hour traffic and finally arrive at work, sometimes tense and weary from the morning drive.
Deadlines, appointment, meetings, power lunches, more meetings, phone calls, endless texts, and emails. For many of us this is our life. Day after day, year after year, except for the two-week vacation that we get and when we return we’re more exhausted then when we left!
Reading our Bibles? Not a chance with the schedule I just outlined. Waiting on the Lord? Whaaaat?
For many of us we’ve never done this. We’ve never waited on the Lord. We move through life with our own agenda firmly in place. We have set goals, a five-year plan, our retirement planned out. Our 401K’s growing bigger annually.
However, when a man or woman comes under the discipline of The Lord they will spend time in the forge of the living God. They will be cast into the fire, heated up and then placed on the anvil where our loving Father, pounds us into a different shape. As He takes us through the fire, he teaches us to wait on Him.
This is not a popular subject and it’s not, for the most part, taught in our churches. Yet, this is the Christian way of life. At first there is a resentment and even confusion at being placed in the forge. All to often we hear, why is God doing this to me?
When a bit is first placed in a horses mouth the horse at first resists. So it is with us. We’ve been used to having our way, to do what we please, to live according to our own will, thoughts and desires.
When we wait on the Lord our agenda is placed to the side in favor of His. In the end it comes down to trust. Do we really believe He is able to do the things our Bibles says He can do? Can He really save? Is the arm of the Lord able?
We live perhaps 80 years and as my late father used to say: we grow to soon old and to late smart.
Walking with the Lord requires us to wait on Him. We take everything to Him in prayer and we wait patiently for an answer. We seek His face. We pray and trust knowing this: He knows how we are made and knows that we are but dust.
Wait on the Lord!
Please keep these folks in prayer.
Asking for prayers for my friend’s mom, Mrs Cindy Miller. She is recovering from a recent bypass surgery and was just rushed to the er with suspected heart attack or stroke. Thanks so much in advance!