Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wait On The Lord

We had a wonderful time in our Bible study this morning! We learned Esther stepped through, King Xerxes stepped in, Haman stepped off, and Mordecai stepped up. When we wait on the Lord, he comes through. We learned that in every "wait" there is a longing, and God is waiting and longing, too, where our destinies and our loved ones' destinies are concerned. There's something the "wait" is for. In this mornings devotional in Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest, he clarifies this a bit: "Though it tarries, wait for it . . .” (Habakkuk 2:3). We cannot bring the vision to fulfillment through our own efforts, but must live under its inspiration until it fulfills itself. We try to be so practical that we forget the vision. At the very beginning we saw the vision but did not wait for it. We rushed off to do our practical work, and once the vision was fulfilled we could no longer even see it. Waiting for a vision that “tarries” is the true test of our faithfulness to God." Waiting doesn't mean not doing anything. We lean on The Lord, cry out to Him, confide in Him and trust Him while we wait. We wait. The Lord waits. And then He acts, there's a reversal of destiny, and His vision for us is fulfilled. "Yet The Lord longs to be gracious to you;he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him." Is. 30:18

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