Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013

Psalm 27:13-14
I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

Most of us do not care much for waiting.  We complain because waiting is such a huge waste of time.  We want to have things now, not later.  We spend billions of dollars on ways to make things faster.  Higher productivity is the name of the game.  We need to get things done.  Important things.  LOTS of important things.  We don't have time for obstacles like waiting.  We plow through on our own strength just as quickly as possible.

We are urgent!  We complain.  We want.  We spend.  We need. We PLOW!

In Psalm 27, David is conversing with God about his safety.  His enemies are a constant threat and a looming obstacle in David's daily life.  His approach, though, is not to plow, but to seek God's presence.  In God's presence, David finds that the Lord is the unshakable stronghold of his life.  He praises God with songs of joy!  He trusts that God's path for him is best.  He is confident that God's goodness will be evident in this life.  He is strong and waits for the Lord.

David is urgent!  He chats.  He seeks.  He finds.  He praises.  He trusts.  He WAITS!

Waiting is usually not a choice.  How we wait is a choice that is ours alone.

Let's ditch the complaining and start singing praises!  Stop the plowing through and start seeking God's presence!  Quit relying on ourselves and trust that God's path is the best one . . . even when it is filled with waiting.

~Serena Moore

Jeremiah 5:20-31
Psalms 75, 76 or 23, 27
Romans 3:19-31
John 7:1-13

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