Monday, May 23, 2011

Actively Waiting

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 NKJV

What do you do when you're waiting? Waiting for a doctor's appointment? Waiting in line at the car wash? Waiting for someone to answer the phone? Waiting for your spouse to come home?

We all wait at times in our life as it's a part of life. Most of us are active waiters--while waiting to see the dentist, we make sure our teeth are freshly brushed and flossed. How embarrassing it would be for the hygienist to dig out food from between our teeth. At the car wash, we ensure all the windows are all the way up. When we're expecting our spouse to come home, we'll clean up and have dinner prepared.

Another words, we're actively waiting. Believers in Christ are waiting for His return. Yes, the Bible is clear Jesus will come again. But we must wait for God's timing and no one can predict when that will be. However, in the meantime, we're to wait on Him--actively.

Why does the Lord tarry on the second coming of Christ? Because it is HIS will that no one perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

Why can't believers be gathered up as soon as we confess Christ as Lord? We must share Christ within our sphere of influence so others will believe. And strengthen and encourage people of the faith to press on in our Lord.

That's how we actively wait on the Lord. As we do, the Lord will renew our strength and courage to share His love with those around us. We will not grow weary or grow faint in spreading His love.

The Bible is clear that there will be many false prophets in the end times for no one knows the judgment day except the Father and it's not for us to predict. In spite of false prophesies, let's press on actively waiting and sharing God's love.

2 gracious comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

What a thoughtful post to remind us to be busy about the work of bringing people to Jesus while we are waiting for that wonderful day when we will see Him face to face.
Come Lord Jesus!

Chris K. said...

Shonda,

Well said! Thank you for the reminder that all Christians are to be busy in the Father's work as we wait with anticipation for the return of our Lord! Too often, I feel many Christians lose sight of their responsibilities in working for the kingdom during this interlude within the Church age. Sometimes the cares of this world cause us to grow weary of 'well-doing', and this post is a great word of encouragement to us laborers in the field. Thank you and may God continue to bless you!