Have you ever watched the movie Fireproof ? If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend you check it out. It's a great movie.
The movie is about marriage, relationships, and yes, waiting. One of my favorites songs from the soundtrack is, "While I'm Waiting" the chorus goes like this, "I will move ahead bold and confident. Taking every step in obedience. While I'm waiting, I will serve You. While I'm waiting, I will worship. While I'm waiting, I will not faint, I'll be running the race even while I wait." Obedience, service, worship, running the race. The song, "While I'm Waiting" is a reflection of the thoughts of lead character played by Kirk Cameron as he is actively perusing his wife to save his marriage and also his personal relationship with Jesus. I don't want to tell you too much about the movie as I encourage you to watch it.
Have you ever stopped to think about how often we wait during the day? When you travel in your vehicle I can guarantee you'll encounter several waits along your way. Red light, wait for it to turn green, Stop sign, wait for your turn to go, turning left, wait until the traffic is clear. We wait until it's our turn at the gas pump. We have unexpected waits or interruptions in our plans almost daily.
What about shopping? You wait in line to pay, sometimes you wait at the deli counter, or for a sales associate to help you locate an item in the store or to answer a question. Ordering online? You wait for your item to be delivered, or you wait at curbside pick-up. Now, we wait for the Pandemic to end. We wait, wait and wait some more.
These past few months has been a season of wait for me me personally and in ministry. How am I waiting? Am I kind, or short tempered to the driver who ran the red light, stop sign or turned in front me? Do I heave a heavy sigh when I'm in a hurry and the person paying in front of me is writing a check? or am I sharing a nod and a smile of understanding. Do I run ahead of God because He isn't moving fast enough for me, am I resting in Him or trying to work it out on my own.
Back to the chorus of the song, "While I'm Waiting" tells me how to be waiting in the wait. Be obedient, serve others with acts of service, worship the Lord in everything I do, never give up, keep running the race, even when I am tired, keep running. Waiting in the wait, not always easy for me.
My personal challenge is to tuck in my heart scriptures that will help me while I am waiting.
Here are 3 of of my favorites, what are yours?
"The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride.
"Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; it is not arrogant."
1 Corinthians 13:4
They that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings of eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not grow faint.
During this time of mask wearing remember, eyes smile and heads still nod hello.
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