It’s Friday!! Welcome to the Waiting on God Bible reading summary week 3. I don’t know about you, but I surely felt like God was teaching me so much this week about waiting on him to move. Let’s take a peek at what I’ve been learning and I hope you’ll share too!
We wait for God’s perfect timing because this is when He will receive the most glory. It’s for his name and renown.
We get weary in God’s waiting room. #WaitingOnGod But: “Standing still, listening to his voice, and having our hearts open to his word– these waiting room activities provide and build strength.” – One More Step
‘It is good for a woman to wait quietly for the Lord.” This passage makes me feel like I’m stepping it up a notch. Not only should I be waiting for God, but I need to be waiting quietly for God. Not complaining about the wait. Enjoying the stillness. As a mom to 7, I so appreciate stillness! Now if I can learn how to enjoy the wait.
Sometimes it would be nice to have an extra arm, you know? I feel like I could really make use of it! Having help with my crew at home is vital and having help from the Lord for every moment? Even more vital. This passage is so strong. The prophet is telling the people to RETURN from their ways. God waits for us. He is the Father with an eye on our path, just waiting for that moment we choose to turn to him with full attention.
I love how the ESV uses the word “eagerly.” Because waiting doesn’t mean we have to sit and twiddle our thumbs. There is so much heart work to be completed during the wait. The question is: am I focused on the heart work God is doing or the hard wait of where God is leading?
We’re willing to wait for our favorite coffee or the best seat at the stadium. We don’t mind waiting at our favorite restaurant. But do we treat God with respect for who He is? Do we deem him worthy of the wait? Because the God of our salvation is worthy of waiting for His will to be worked in our lives.
“All the Lord’s ways show faithful and true…” Not some. Not a few. ALL of his ways. May we cling to his ways today!
I’d love to hear what you’ve been learning! Would take a minute and share with us today?
Have a fabulous Friday!
Waiting on God series:
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