Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Psalm 27:14

I smiled when I saw the verse of the day.

"Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:14

This is a verse the Lord shows me... a lot.

It was nice to be reminded again that "wait" in this verse is a verb. In the Hebrew, qavah, meaning to wait, to look for, hope and expect.

I often forget that waiting on the Lord isn't like waiting in line at the DMV. Waiting on the Lord isn't dead, useless time waiting for something to happen.

Instead I am encouraged and reminded to wait, like a server at a restaurant, prepared and watching for when the Lord beckons me into service.

I am reminded that the Lord has, can and will strengthen and give courage to my heart as--

I wait on Him,

(doing what He has called me to do instead of carrying out my own agenda)

look for Him,

(believing He is coming back soon and living in light of that belief but also looking for His heart and handiwork in the people and circumstance around me)

hope in Him

(because only Jesus will never disappoint me)

and expect blessing from Him

because I know He is good and loves me and you tremendously.

Because as Psalm 139:17 reminds us, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!"


Andrea said...

I like how you likened our waiting on the Lord as a server waiting to be summoned. The impatient, must take action right this second girl in me needs to remember that more often!

Lainie said...

Okay this is so weird. My girlfriend Andrea who usually posts here is sitting on my couch as this comment came in and I thought it was her and wondered how she was able to comment when we've been sitting here talking.

I thought it was some weird delay. So I thanked her for the comment and she was like, "What comment?"

I just realized that you are Andrea from Under Grace and Over Coffee and not Andrea, Annie, Andrea.

Whoa, I've got to figure out how I'm going to tell you two apart.

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