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Wait On the Lord

Source: Art Sadlier, Wednesday August 1st 2007

“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” Isaiah 40:31.

Waiting on the Lord occupies a large place in the Scriptures. It is a major tool of the Lord in preparing His servants to serve Him.

Abraham spent a lifetime waiting on God to send the promised blessing.

Moses spent forty years quietly waiting on God.

David was prepared to be Israel’s greatest king, alone in the wilderness, tending the sheep.

Elijah spent much time waiting on God to prepare him for a powerful ministry. He sat in a quiet place all alone for a year, waiting on the Lord. There were no coffee shops, TV, newspapers, family or friends, just Elijah and the Lord. He spent two and one half years waiting on God at Zarephath. Before Elijah could raise the dead, call down fire from heaven or call down the rain, he had to learn to wait on the Lord.

Paul spent a year in the Arabian Desert alone with the Lord.

The Lord desires to prepare you to glorify Him, but that preparation involves, quiet waiting on the Lord. How are you making out with this call on your life?

Not to Wait on the Lord is to:

  • Reject God’s place in your heart and life
  • Usurp God’s guidance
  • Allow the flesh to lead you
  • Guarantee defeat

To Wait on the Lord is to:

  • Learn to resist the rationalizing of the flesh nature
  • Learn to say no to the flesh natures impulses
  • Learn how to find the will of God

What are you Waiting on the Lord for right now?

What are you in danger of rushing into, by not Waiting on the Lord that will change the course of your life?