The Waiting Game – Part 1


Greetings beloved!

The joy of the Lord is your strength! Furthermore, this week’s devotional provides you with more ways to strengthen your faith in Christ.

This week and next we would be focusing on ‘The Waiting Game.’ Over time, I discovered two waiting situations with God – Wait on and Wait for. The difference between the two are the key words; on and for. On connotes a presence while For connotes an absence and/or an expectation of an arrival. This week we look at Wait on.

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

"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"

The Holy Spirit provided a very simplistic clarity to the ‘Wait On’ situation, He used an analogy of a restaurant, a guest, a menu and a waiter. In an ideal restaurant, you are handed a menu, a waiter is assigned to handle your every request and serves you with an intention to please you and ensure a great tip and, of course a possible return or referral.


Now picture this – God is your guest and you are the waitress/waiter. The difference here is that the menu is unknown to you (in a place of total submission to His will) and so God makes a request and you serve Him and of course you MUST give Him a great experience (no fussing, no advising or helping God).


Most times we equate waiting on God with a period of fasting but the Holy Spirit clarifies that the fasting is a key to understanding God’s ‘meal’ requests as it subdues your flesh and allow your Spirit to connect readily with God’s and brings you to a place of total submission to His will.


Yes, our God needs some waiting on this week! Remember that God loves a great meal of Praise, a delicious serving of Worship, an amazing delight of Faith-filled Prayers, a double whopper of soulful Giving and many more on His menu. And of course what is our ‘tip?’ – Strength (Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 27:14), Inheritance (Psalm 37:9, 34), His words of encouragement, clarity of vision, Joy immeasurable etc.


PRAYER Prayer for this week Father, I thank you today for an opportunity to delight you with answers to your requests! What do you desire? I thank you for grace to abound in all things. Amen!


CHARGE Charge for this week Our attitude of waiting on God has to change from requesting of God for things to letting Him make the requests! This week, go wait on the Lord, ask of His requests and surprise Him with your service. Build strength! Walk! Run! Fly! Soar!
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