Most of us are well aware of the fact that according to the calendar it has been “Spring” for about a month. However, I realize that I am not the only one that has been waiting for the reality of warmer spring like weather to arrive. I was really hoping that the weather forecast of more bitter cold and snow was incorrect. Prom attenders, golfers, farmers, and travelers were also hoping for warmer weather.
Some of us have prayed and waited for answers, and sometimes have had to wait some more. This morning I thought of how we might consider looking at this from the opposite perspective. Have you ever thought about how God may wait for us? With outstretched loving arms God may have been waiting for us to make a commitment of our lives to him. Is it possible that God may be waiting for some to take some steps to grow and mature in our relationship with Christ? God may wait for us to spend time in prayer and in meditating on scripture each day. Have we ever told God that we would do something specific, but we have not done it, at least not yet? God may be nudging you to participate in a Bible study or perhaps to lead a study, but God is still waiting.
Could God be waiting for you to use your gifts and talents more than you are presently doing? Maybe you have gifts God has given you that you have not yet discovered. God might be whispering, “What are you waiting for?”
You may realize that there are many Scriptures that speak of waiting. Perhaps one of the more familiar one is this from Isaiah 40.
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. 29 He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. 30 Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, 31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
As we seek to grow in our relationship with God let us wait upon the Lord to give us wisdom and strength to joyfully serve our God.