Monday, November 17, 2008

Waiting on the Lord

Have you ever heard that phrase? "I'm just waiting on the Lord".

Presumably, it comes from Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

My wife impressed me the other day with the idea that "to wait" could/should also meant "to serve". When we are waiting for God to answer/work we shouldn't be idle. We should be serving (waiting on) him!

The whole idea of servanthood is not popular in the church nowadays. We want to be waited on, not waiting on others. But Jesus said that if we want to be great in God's kingdom, we must learn to be the servant of all.

Let's not be idle while we wait! Let's wait while we wait!

Good observation, Sally!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I can't take credit for that - my mother told me that several years ago and it's always stayed with me....thanks mom.

Sally

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Rick...Your wife and mother-in-law are pretty good theologians! Now, I see why your sermons are so good--they've been helping you with them.

I believe they are correct. You wait on God and serve Him until He replies...no down time for the Christian!

Rick said...

Well, credit to "Grandma" then! (Thanks, mom!)

Steve, AMEN to that!