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Waiting is not Fun, but it is Vital

You’ve heard the call. You hold the dream. And…..nothing. Doors seem to be locked shut. What do you do?

You wait.

You do the things you know He has placed in front of you to do for today even if those things seem trivial or totally unrelated to the call.

And you wait.

Waiting on God is vital in order to see Him and receive a vision from Him. And the amount of time spent before Him is also critical, for our hearts are like a photographer’s film–the longer exposed, the deeper the impression. For God’s vision to be impressed on our hearts, we must sit in stillness at His feet for quite a long time. Remember, the “troubled” surface of a lake will not reflect an image. ~Frederick William Faber

Wait patiently.

Wait expectantly.

Trusting.

Obedient.

Waiting is vital because it is in those years of trust, those years of seeking Him and sitting with Him that we become prepared to do what He has called us to do.

You have been chosen.

What dream or call or you waiting for?

Much grace,

andy

For those who hope (wait ) in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, and they will walk and not grow faint  (Isaiah 40:31).

4 thoughts on “Waiting is not Fun, but it is Vital

  1. There’s that word “expectantly” again. God’s got my attention, literally reminding me about the song I wrote 20 years ago – Watch Expectantly. Waiting is one thing; waiting and watching “expectantly” are another thing altogether! What we believe about God (and ourselves) matters when we’re in the waiting room.

    (have you been listening in on my prayers, Andy?!)

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