Wait Upon The Lord (Or Others)
Isaiah 40:30-31: Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.
As we wait upon Him, He shall renew our strength.
Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
We usually think we are only filled with the Spirit during the busyness of the Christian life. The passage teaches that we are also filled with the Spirit when we are patiently waiting for the Lord or even for others. Patience (longsuffering) strengthens us. Is it the pattern of our lives to spend more time waiting patiently for others or expecting them to wait for us? Are we on time or late? Is it self-centeredness to be habitually late? Is our treatment of others similar to how we treat God? Do we actually have the gall to expect Almighty God, the punctual Creator of the universe to wait for us? Is He not the ruler over time?
Psalms 31:15a: My times are in thy hand: . . .
Care to discuss Wait Upon The Lord (Or Others) with Ron?