Wait

“WAIT” for the Lord

Def: To stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.

When people are told to wait, they usually assume this means to do nothing until further notice. After all, it does have to do with the delay of whatever one is waiting for. But the word “wait” is a verb, an action- like walking or running. These actions take effort to accomplish. This means that contrary to popular belief, waiting takes effort. It must be an intentional choice.

Similar to the various ways people can walk, run, or dance, there are a lot of different ways “waiting” can look.

Impatiently… Patiently

Alone… In community

With bitterness… With hope


As you consider “waiting” have you ever thought about how waiting can be an act of worship to God?
  
Waiting is to be viewed as an act of service. We even see this in restaurants as “waiters” literally wait on us as they serve our food to meet our needs. Servants of God should be actively obedient to wait on Him to speak or act. Our attitudes as we wait on Him should be an act of worship in the pureness of joy in our attitudes, bringing Him much glory while we let Him move.
    
In your waiting, take heart in knowing this is a pleasing act of worship to Him.

Worship Him as you obey His desire and His plan for you to wait upon Him.

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”
Psalm 27:14 ESV