Sunday, August 10

Waiting on the LORD

But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
~Isaiah 40:31~

Have you ever thought about what it means to "wait on the Lord"?
I always assumed (and pretty sure I was taught) that it meant to sit back and be patient.

Then, just the other day, a very dear friend of mine made a point. Waiting on the Lord should be like a waitress, waiting on a table. The very first thing she says is, "Hi, what can I do for you?" Shouldn't it be the same way with God?

Before I crawl out of bed I need to ask, "Lord, what can I do for you today?"
And when He tells me, I need to do it!

How upset do you get when you ask for Coke and get a DIET Coke? God gets upset in the same way. He doesn't want us to do something similar to what He asks!

What else do you expect from your waitress?
Speedy service? A pleasant attitude? Refill your soda without having to ask?

What can you do for God today?

2 comments:

  1. I really like this post. I homeschool and recently began waitressing part time.

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  2. Thank you!

    I've been waitressing on the weekends for a couple of months now. It really does impact the way you read Isaiah 40:31.

    Thanks again, for stopping by! :)

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Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.
~ Proverbs 16:24