Monday, January 7, 2008

waiting is a bore?

“…We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised…” Hebrews 6:12 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

Sometimes when we have waited for the Lord FOR A LONG TIME we tend to think that either God has forgotten all about us or He has neither interest nor intention to answer our petition/prayers. When we do that, we fall into the trap of helping ourselves. Abraham waited for a long time for the promise (a child), finally his wife gave up and gave him to their maid for a wife-who bore Ishmael. When God finally visited Sarah and gave them a son, a conflict broke up between Sarah and the maid…that conflict still stands today between the maid son’s descendants (Palestine/Arabs) and Sarah’s descendants (Israel).

When you have a word from the Lord or believe God for something; hold strong the confession of your faith and wait patiently for the Lord’s Season and time to visit you. Resist the temptation to ‘help yourself’ or ‘help God’ creating short cuts (short circuits) for while we may be free to choose our actions, we can not choose the consequences thereof. When you have done your part faithfully and effectively, stand firm and wait for the Lord for though He tarry, He will show up timely.

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