Saturday, August 20, 2011
Wait on the Lord; Be of Good Courage
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say , on the Lord.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him Psalm. 37:7
Quite often we become impatient and take things into our hands instead of waiting on God.
Because of loneliness, grief, financial lack etc, we quickly get back in the dating game. We think that another person can heal our wounds or take care of us.
There are many benefits that we can receive from God by simple waiting before rushing into a relationship after the death of our spouse.
Is 40:31 They that wait upon 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.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. For its profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who hold her fast. (NAS, Proverbs 3:13-18)
When you wait on the Lord you receive wisdom. It takes time to heal. As you wait for your healing, you will become a whole person. You learn to identify red flags. Because you are not needy you will most likely attract the right person. As you wait also you will gain knowledge from many sources on how to survive.
I waited patiently for the Lord and he inclined unto me and heard my cry.Ps.40:1
If you wait on the the Lord , He will answer your prayers. He will answer your prayers according to His will. Rest in the Lord. Accept your single status and enjoy it too!
Lead me in thy truth and teach me: for though art my salvation:on thee do I wait all day.
When you wait patiently on the Lord ,He gives you an inner sixth sense. He makes you aware when something is not right. You will focus better and have a clearer mind. Because you are not in a hurry , you can identify red flags. It is during this waiting period that you understand God's plan for you. God's plan might be singleness for now or the future. Only you can know this from the peace He gives you during your waiting period. If it is, His plan ,for you to remarry, rest assured that He will send His perfect choice for you...and you will know it! The Holy spirit will reveal it to you.
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they walk and not faint. Is.40:30
As you wait on the Lord he will give you strength. You will become stronger in Him. You will start falling in love with Him. You are no longer needy. You are now whole. He is now your husband, your provider, your all in all. You are now whole and ready to share your life with another whole person if that is God's plan.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.. Prov.2:5-7
Timing...There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the sun. Eccl.3;1
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO DURING YOUR WAITING PERIOD
1. Rest in the Lord. Spend time worshiping Him through praying, singing and bible reading.
2. Attend church and get plugged in a group that you are really interested in.
3. Start a new hobby.
4. Journal...each day write the way you feel..you might produce a book!
6. Get a pet
7. Join a club
8. Teach a class
9. Be a mentor
10. Learn a new language
11. Be an intercessor..pray for other widows and singles
12. Draw close to God and allow Him to be your husband..Is.54:4-5
This list is by no means exhausted. Please email me other things to add here.