This write up is intended to celebrate the begining of December 2004 and it is fitting to give thanks to God for protecting us to date. To Him be all glory, honor and adoration in Jesus name. Amen.
Friend, I know you must have gone through a lot since the beginning of the year; well done! I hope you are not too tired but if you are then, you should buckle up very quickly and reposition yourself for good things that await you in 2005. But you have to prepare yourself very well first and doing so is a serious affair. What then are you expected to do you may wish to ask? Please refer to Isaiah 40:31 for guidance. It says:
‘’But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint’’.
From the passage, you will discover that you are expected to wait on the Lord and doing this is quite beneficial. The next question you may wish to ask is what does waiting on the Lord entail? Simply put, it entails doggedly asking God for your heartfelt needs until He releases them to you. This does not usually happen automatically; sometimes you may have to wait for a while before God answers you. Nevertheless, fasting and prayer is known to shorten the period of waiting (Mathew 17:20-21).
Now, let us look at the benefits of waiting on the Lord. They are many but for now, we shall focus on those embedded in the parts of our main text that I underlined.
1. Renew their strength. When you wait on the Lord, you will renew your strength and you’ll be able to do things that you wouldn’t have ever imagined under normal circumstances and you will do them well. And more importantly, no force on earth will be able to stop you (Isaiah 41:10-13).
2. Mount up with wings like eagles. Eagles are known to soar and when you wait on the Lord, you will mount up with wings like them and soar; that is, you will prosper. 2Chronicles 26:5 confirms this fact as follows: ‘’He sought (waited on) God … and as long as he sought (waited on) the LORD, God made him prosper’’. Therefore, if you genuinely wait on the Lord, you will prosper in Jesus name. Amen.
3. Run and not be weary. Be prepared to run swiftly, progress wise, when you wait on the Lord and guess what? You will not be weary because He will strengthen you continually. The Psalmist attested to this in Psalm 29:11 when he said: ‘’The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people …’’.
4. Walk and not faint. Sometimes you may have to slow down (walk) a little bit while waiting on the Lord. This period is essential for the purpose of stock taking and fortifying your strength. Definitely, it does not imply that you are weak (or feeling faint) and if you do not lose focus, God will still exalt you at the end of the day as He does to all the people that waits on Him. The Psalmist talked in support of this position in Psalm 37:34 in this manner: ‘’Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land’’.
Friend, I encourage you to wait on the Lord as we transit into 2 year 005 so that you can have glorious moments throughout. Please let it not be said of you that you failed because you failed to prepare. It shall be well with you in Jesus name. Amen.
MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE!
Jesus is Lord!