Hello beloved, It’s such a privilege to be able to do this again, my 1st in 2017!, May His Name alone be praised forever n ever, Amen. Today we’ll be revising waiting on The Lord. I know every single one of us has at least one request in our hearts, something we are desiring so much and waiting on The Lord for manifestation. Two weeks ago, we still had prayer requests in and I know we are all anticipating answers, testimonies n manifestations of His Power. We shall never wait In vain In Jesus Name, Amen.
Waiting as we know can be very hard, especially when it seems to be taking too long, we start to doubt, in some cases even give up completely but the Bible says in Is 40:31, ‘But 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.’ The Lord is sure on the case and He will deliver. Waiting On The Lord is a time of trusting, growing, listening, and being prepared to receive that which is extra special. Eph. 6:10 said ‘be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.’ And so don’t view your time of waiting as “wasted” time. Don’t get discouraged or frustrated. For we walk by faith not by sight, so we have to believe God is working hard on our behave. Remain steadfast in the Lord, Heb 10:23 ‘Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful’.
I find myself asking the same questions that we all ask secretly when things aren’t quite going our way, Why does God ask us to wait? Why are my prayers not getting answered fast enough? Am I being punished for something? The answer is NO! We have all sinned n come short of The glory of God n Our Father remains merciful. Waiting prepares your heart, it develops us. Even when your mind feels ready for a task, your heart might not be there yet. Waiting allows God time to fill the gap between your head and your heart. Some of the main reasons why God make us wait:
A) Waiting Reveals Our True Motives
B) Waiting Builds Patience In Our Lives
C) Waiting Transforms Our Character
D) Waiting Builds Intimacy and Dependency Upon God
What to do while we are waiting:
1) Be thankful: No matter what you are waiting on God to do in your life, you can choose this approach: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
Giving thanks changes our perspective. And it makes the journey far more joyful than when we are anxious and stressed out over the details and the timing.
2) Be in the Word: It is tempting to spend our time of waiting in worry, rather than in the Word. Worry leads to even more anxiety, while the Word is “the sword of the Spirit” (Eph. 6:17) that can defeat the enemy of worry. Waiting on the Lord involves spiritual warfare.
3) Be prayerful: Waiting on the Lord isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires spiritual power, and prayer is one of the best ways to receive the much-needed strength to endure. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
4) Be serving..: Paul instructed Timothy to “be prepared in season and out of season.” (2 Tim. 4:2) In other words, stay active using the spiritual gifts God has given you. As you serve others with Christ’s love, your heart will find it much easier to wait on the Lord.
5) Be expectant: “Anyone who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) In other words, be expectant as you wait upon the Lord. Believe that God has a wonderful plan for your future, and that He is more than able to bring it to pass in His perfect time.
Finally Beloved, don’t ever give up on God n no matter what her going through keep your head up, God’s love Is eternal n ever faithful.
Let us pray that God should give us strength while we wait and begin to manifest all the points raised on what to do while we wait and most importantly meet every of our expectations In Christ Jesus, Amen.
Be blessed forever more, Amen.
By: Temiloluwa Adewale