As We Wait

Who likes to wait? Raise your hand.  For the most part, as a society, we don’t like to wait. Just ask the waitress that gets yelled at because the food took 5 minutes too long to get to the table.

Now how many of you like a really good rack of ribs? The best ones I have ever had were so tender and flavorful – because they had been allowed to marinate and then slow cooked to give all the flavor time to be fully achieved. Preparation, marinated and slow cooked. It took time! 

Have you ever felt like what is the next step, do I go through door number 1 or 3? You have been praying about a specific thing and you are just not sure what the next step is. You want to go ahead and walk through door number 1, but there is a hesitation about it. Have you ever jumped ahead of God? The Holy Spirit will guide us, but we must be paying attention.

The answer is to wait. If we rush then we do not receive the best God has for us, and we could really mess things up. How many of us can identify with lessons learned from   jumping ahead?  As we wait, God is preparing! Those ribs could have been rushed, but they would not have been as tender or flavorful. Allowing God to add flavor to our lives while we wait can be really hard but oh so worth it!

“But they who wait for 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”


When Night Lingers

when night lingers imageAll that night the LORD drove the sea back.  Exodus 14:21

The following comes from a devotion in the book, “Streams in the Desert.”

In this verse, there is a comforting message showing how God works during darkness. The real work of God for the children of Israel did not happen when they awoke that morning to find they could cross the Red Sea, but it occurred “all that night.”

There may be a great work occurring in your life when things seem their darkest. You may see no evidence yet but God is at work. God was just as much at work “all that night” as He was the next day, when the Israelites finally saw the evidence. The next day simply revealed what God had done during the night.

Are you reading this from a place in your life where everything seems dark? Do you have faith to see but are still not seeing? Are you lacking continual victory in your spiritual growth? Is your daily, quiet communion gone, and there is nothing but darkness all around?

“All that night the LORD drove the sea back.”   “Don’t forget it was “all that night.” God works through the night until the morning light dawns. You may not see it yet, but through the night of your life, as you trust Him, He works. 

God worked through the darkness of the CROSS to bring each one of us life, hope into every corner of our lives, and light into the night of our souls giving us abundant life through Jesus.

We all need reminding at times that God is in the night before the day dawns.


The WM Team