Generally, waiting can be a daunting task, but what we need to remember is “God dictates the pace of the problem and dictates the pace of the promise.” Now if we are truly believing in this concept that God determines and dictates the beginning and the end, then waiting should be something we totally embrace. Watch this, no matter how hard we try to manipulate God into moving faster, have you noticed it has not really worked? In this wise, I encourage you to lean in and wait.
- Spiritually Healthy is learning to wait on the Lord. The Bible says, “But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired.” Read Isaiah 40:31 (AMP). Spiritually healthy people draw strength from leaning into the Lord, and this is the art of waiting. I can confidently say I have been in waiting and probably still waiting on the Lord, and from what I know it takes courage and strength supplied through the Holy Spirit. Listen to this, “If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself.” Read Proverbs 3:5 (TLB).
I am reminded of the Martha and Mary story, and like we are told from the scriptures, “She (Martha) had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He (Jesus) said.” Read Luke 10:39 (TLB). In other words, waiting has its benefit, and it brings about insight and clarity. Now watch this, the text indicates a persistence and constancy when it comes to waiting. Which then indicates that you and I have to be disciplined and take delight in the waiting process, no matter how long it takes, Selah.
On the other hand, Martha engaged in the physical activity; she was distracted and disturbed by much activity and action and the implication is quite clear for all to see distress and dis-ease. In this story, Jesus clearly made the point to us that spiritual health was the most important thing we should clamour for.
I truly believe, times of solitary confinement or solitude with your Bible and the Lord is critically important. We can be physically fit, but I don’t want you to be spiritually malnourished, dehydrated and a nutrient-starved Christian, hence my prayer for you is that you are strengthened in your spirit soul and body in Jesus Name.
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