Wait. Have you ever waited for something? I waited for these two things recently.
Yes, of course! We all wait for things or people in our lives.
With that intro, you could probably deduce the word for this post.
In honor of my friend and pastor, I will use my notes from his sermon this past Sunday. He is moving to Springfield, Missouri to work with Convoy of Hope.
I will miss his friendship, preaching, and all around awesomeness.
The Word – wait
The Worth – Here is the passage of scripture that was used. Luke 2:25-32, 36-38.
The Waiting Room. Waiting is simply a part of life. There is actually a room specifically devoted to waiting. We find ourselves waiting for so many things!
But what should we be doing while we wait? How do we wait?
Wait Closely. Stay close to God while you wait. He is never the problem. Spend time praying, worship, reading. Anticipate what God might be doing.
Wait Expectantly. Something good is about to happen. God is faithful so you need not worry. Trusting God is to wait with expectation.
Wait Joyfully. Even if you cannot see what God is doing, He is still doing something! How you wait can determine your joy.
Refining and maturing takes place in the waiting room. Let God do what He wants to do. And yes, often times that means we need to wait.
The Work – Here are a few scriptures.
Psalm 27:14, Psalm 62:5, Isaiah 40:31
These can help you trust God while you are waiting. Let these words sink into your spirit.
God loves you. He wants to help you. If you are in God’s waiting room, just know that He will call your number when it is the right time.