Yesterday at church the overhead screen connection was not working properly – I am one of those who still carries her Bible to worship every week. There’s just something about paper, highlighter, penned notes in margins — I think most of you will “get that.” Maybe not all services require note-taking but our new Pastor Tim? He’s starting to bring out the meat and the potatoes! Amen? Put the baby formula away and let’s get out the adult food in The Word! He told us to turn to Colossians 3…well my Bible fell open to Isaiah 40.31.
I know how this works!!! Holy Spirit doesn’t have to body-slam me. I knew there was something on THAT page, God wanted me to notice.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall fly with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 40.31 (Susan’s translation)
On my “notes” sheet, I wrote down: wait, renew, fly, run, walk. Again, YES, LORD.
As most of you know we are selling our home of 30-years and starting a brand new chapter of life. A chapter of semi-retirement, travel, living in a downtown flat, and living near our daughter. But, as selling real estate goes, this is a journey of difficulty.
O! sweet Lord, we have waited so very long. We have been ever so faithful. We are ready to do this yesterday. Wait, You say?
Being a student of The Word, this morning I went digging on that word WAIT!
wait, qavah (kah-vah); Strong’s #6960: To wait for, look for, expect, hope. This verb is found some 50 times. Qavah is the root of the noun tiqvah, “hope” or “expectancy.” Qavah expresses the idea of “waiting hopefully” (Genesis 49.18; Job 30.26; Psalm 40.1; Isaiah 5.4; and Isaiah 25.9).
Insert happy, hallelujah, thank You Jesus dance.
My good, good Father has never let me down – He has not disappointed me; He’s got me – He’s got us, hubs and me — I am going to wait hopefully; my strength He is going to renew and refresh; we are going to flap our wings and fly; we are going to run, we are going to walk and we are not going to faint.
Let’s repeat this, “I am going to wait hopefully,” and I’ve been known to say once or twice…
I don’t know what YOU are waiting for today, but I ask you to wait hopefully, expectantly…with me.
This week I’ll be linking up with:
- Inspire Me Monday
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tea and Word
- Seeking God
- Porch Stories
- Coffee for Your Heart
- Tune In Tuesday
- Heart Encouragement
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