Hi... I mean Hello! Today I will come back to my series about the exciting times of waiting. But before we get into today's topic I want to resume again a little of what we have talked about.
We remember of course our Verse from Isaiah 40:31 "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." I still get excited everytime I read that verse! We also discussed, that waiting doesn't mean we can idle time away but we know that quality takes time and therefore the waiting times are preperation time. We are being prepared to fulfill our calling.
We know that we are all called but how do we get from the calling to be chosen? Remember that David was called to be king years before he was actually chosen? During this time he built his foundation on the Lord. He gained wisdom and learnt discipline.
But how now to be get to be chosen? Well let us take a look at Proverbs 1:7 "Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge,but fools despise wisdom and discipline." Doesn't that remind us a lot of what we heard last time when we learnt about how to wait? But there's more to it when we again look at Isaiah! It says there that those who Trust in the Lord will find new strength! And then in proverbs it says that we should be Fearful and then gain wisdom!
Hence, when we trust and fear the Lord we will grow into the wisdom which will guide us towards fulfilling our calling!
And on top of that we should Love the Lord with all our hearts and be faithful. So let's repeat the four things that will help us to reach our calling:
LOVE WISDOM DISCIPLIN FAITHFULNESS
So I want to encourage you to use the waiting time to be disciplined and faithful to God because then you gain wisdom. I also want to encourage you to love the people around you. Use the time to live out God's love! Start seeing people through God's eyes and the compassion he has for them. Love People!
So far so good... I already so look forward to next time where we will talk about the right and wrong way of dealing with the times of waiting!
But until then. Love!