THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Mom, Dad and their son were traveling some 300 miles to see relatives during a vacation time.
The little boy was playing in the back seat. After awhile, he asked, "Are we almost there, Dad?"
Dad, "No, we still have about 4 hours to go."
Later, the son asked again, "Are we almost there, Mom?"
Mom, "No, son we still have about 2 hours to go."
Later, the son asked again, "Are we almost there, Dad?"
Dad, "No son we still have about an hour to go."
Son, "Well, am I still going to be 4 years old when we get there?"
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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.
It's amazing that the word "wait" in both the verses above is the Hebrew word qavah.
That word, literally, means to "bind together" (perhaps by twisting).
For instance, a small strand of rope is not strong by itself.
But if one "binds together" four small strands, a very strong rope is produced.
The word qavah also can mean to "wait upon" -- or serve.
In either instance, the word does NOT mean to sit by and be idle.
In the tenth chapter of the book of Daniel, we learn that he waited three weeks for an answer from the Lord.
During that time, Daniel fasted and prayed. He waited.
He waited in prayer, faith, and patience.
Perhaps there is something in your life today for which you are seeking an answer from the Lord.
Do not forget to wait upon Him while you are waiting on Him!
Wait in prayer.
In humble prayer seek His forgiveness and mercy.
In earnest prayer seek His answer.
In genuine prayer surrender your will to His.
Wait in faith.
Be believing and not unbelieving.
Be strong in the courage given you by His indwelling Holy Spirit.
Wait in patience.
Perhaps you are a preacher, preach.
Perhaps you are a teacher, teach.
Perhaps you are a sweeper, sweep.
Continue to serve patiently while you wait for the answer you seek.
As you do these things, you will "bind together" yourself and the Lord.
And then.... "...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."