“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:22-25
As we begin a new week, there are many things that we are planning to do. There are things that we look forward to accomplishing. I hope that we can look forward to these two things; wait for him and seek him. What does that mean?
Waiting has the concept of assurance. On our recent trip to Mexico we had to wait 4 hours to catch our next flight from Houston to Merida, my hometown. When I think about it four hours is a long time! Neisha and I planned how we were going to do that with a two year old. We went on the tram, we ate, we went shopping and then we went to the gate to wait to board our plane to take us away. In no time we realized we were already boarding and ready to fly.
I can identify with that example of the life I am supposed to live on this earth. This earth is just like an airport, we are just passing through until we can reach the other phase of our life when we get to go home. We can choose to enjoy our time here on this earth while we wait for what the Lord has promised, or we can choose to just sit in a chair and wait the long hours until that time comes. I tell you some grouchy people just sit and wait, and they are just not fun to travel with.
God has given us limited time to be on this earth and how we spend it is up to us. As a Christian you should always be looking for ways to serve God while on this earth. Also, we should be looking for ways to serve and encourage our bothers and sisters, especially those that are new in the faith. There are so many things that we can do while we wait for our Lord to take us home. Jesus has given us a chance to be here on this beautiful and wonderful earth. He has given us the free will to do with our time what we wish. But, remember that the Lord is good to those who wait for him. Waiting has to come from our own initiative. How we wait for the Lord to do what he said he would do; will determine how much we are going to enjoy the blessings God has put on this earth. Wait for the Lord to get back, in the meantime enjoy the beauty all around us and do something for someone else.
More next week.