Good morning, Wonderful Family:
I hope all is well with your heart and mind today. Today, if we haven’t already, many of us start making plans for the weekend. We plan where we are going to go and what we are going to do. Planning is a routine part of our lives. We have a sense of control and order. I know that I am good at time management because I plan out most of my day.
The only time I can’t plan is when the Lord says, “Wait.” That four letter word is one of the most powerful words known to man. Most of us dont like waiting, but at times it is our only choice, if we want to be obedient to the will and purposes of God. What does the bible say about waiting on God?
The Message (MSG)
22-25 All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
29-30 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
I encourage us all to wait on God. The fullness of what will manifest will bring us so much peace.
God bless you all. I wish you well on your spiritual journey. Every person’s journey is both sacred and divine. I give honor to you, in the name of our Wayshower and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Go in peace, while joyfully serving the Lord.
Rev. Marcia F. Davis