Is Waiting an Action?
A line from the devotional Streams in the Desert: says it well: “Yet without trusting God, even great riches will leave us in poverty.” What profound words; waiting on the Lord, trusting the Lord to steer our “car of life” to a better place when we take our hands off the wheel.
The days of us acting like a bull in a china shop are over. We cannot do that, for the time we have left on earth is too limited. We have to sit quietly like the wise craftsman and figure out the best way to tackle the job at hand and then with clinical precision do it correctly the first time round.
The Lord says we need to wait upon Him. 1 Thessalonians 5: 24 says: “Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it.” I like the way someone has stated it: “If God orders it, He will pay for it”.
Waiting on the Lord, is NOT sitting still, with our mind in neutral, ‘waiting’ for a lightning bolt from heaven. Waiting on the Lord, IS actively meditating, praying, and reading His Word, listening for the voice of God.
For many of us today, rather waiting upon the Lord for a clear word from Him, we take action that we often regret later. Again, this is what the writer to the Thessalonians is saying: ‘There are NO quick fixes in the Kingdom of God.
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”