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28 - Wait like a Waiter

Psalm 37
A Psalm of David.
1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret - it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.

Today we are discussing what it means to WAIT on the Lord.
Verse 7 of Psalm 37 says: Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Verse 9 says: But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.

WAIT in this context means to wait as a you would expect a waiter in a restaurant to wait upon you and serve you if you are a customer there.

You would expect the waiter to pay close attention to you, take careful note of your wishes and carry them out. You would expect the waiter to serve you in a pleasant and courteous manner, and to be prompt with your order.

This is how we wait on the Lord.
We pay close attention to His wishes and we carry them out promptly.
We come before His presence with joy and serve him with gladness.
Our focus is not on our business, but on pleasing Him and obeying Him quickly and cheerfully.

Waiting on the Lord in this way can only come about because I have trusted fully in His ability to work things out for my best and His glory.

The Prophet Isaiah put it this way:
Isaiah 40
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
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.

Eagles RISE UP to wait on the Lord.

Father, thank You that since You do not faint, nor are You ever weary,
and since Your understanding of me and my situation has no boundaries,
I declare that today I receive Your power in place of my weakness,
I receive Your strength in place of my frailty.
I declare that I wait upon You today with joy, so that my strength is doubly renewed.
I declare that I am rising up on eagles' wings above my circumstances.
I declare that I will run the course You have set for me with joy, and I will not be weary.
I declare that I will walk in Your purpose, through whatever faces me, and I will not faint.
Thank You, Father, for the privilege of waiting upon You
and being refreshed and renewed by Your presence in my life,
in Jesus' name,

See you tomorrow,
God willing,   so we can continue getting wise together!
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!