Charity Rest Mission Statement

Charity Rest Ministry seeks to be a Biblical ministry of Excellence designed to encourage life transformation through our threefold purpose: to Evangelize, Edify, and Equip the whole person to serve the community and reach the world for Jesus Christ. We strive to be compassionate in our love, excellent in our service, holy in our living, and passionate and reverent in our worship.

 

Weekly Inspiration

April 27-May 3, 2015

 

Waiting on God 

What does it mean to wait on God? The Bible certainly talks about waiting on God and encourages us to do so.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.

Isaiah 40:31

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.

Too many times, however, we equate the idea of waiting on God with inaction; thinking that if God wants us to move ahead, He will do something exciting and dramatic to indicate His will. Our job is to wait Ė Godís job is to alert us when itís time to move ahead. But is that what it means to wait on God?

The Hebrew words that are translated as wait in our Bibles certainly have a time perspective Ė but they have much more than that. They also contain the ideas of trusting God (the idea in Psalm 37:9); of seeking Godís guidance (Lamentations 3:25); of living life Godís way (Psalm 37:34); and of acting in Godís time rather than in our time. It is an active waiting. It means doing what we know is right according to the Word of God as we trust God to open opportunities for us for the future.

So how do you go about waiting on God? You cannot divorce waiting on God from the spiritual disciplines of spending time in Godís Word, prayer, ministry, and worship. And while it is possible to do all of these outside of the church, it is in and through the church that God often chooses to work (hence the admonition of Hebrews 10:25). Waiting on God involves the normal activities of the Christian life, trusting God that He will use them to guide us into the future.

Letís get busy waiting on God and see what He does with and through us this week.

 

Be blessed

Jonnis MurrŠy

 

 

 

 

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