Happy Monday Everyone,
The scripture for today is Psalms 130:5-6
Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
'Wait' in English connotes a certain passive interlude between events. In scripture that is not the case at all. Neither wait nor faith nor hope are passive words in scripture, in fact nothing about God or His word is passive. Waiting upon the Lord requires active submission and obedience. It reflects the engagement of belief and trust to such an extent that the focus of our hope is clearly apparent. Our attention is upon Jesus and our hope is in Him. We wait upon the Lord as we surrender our hearts to Him, as we sing His praises, as we pray, as we give witness to His love and salvation.
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 The renewing of strength, mounting up with wings as eagles, running and not being weary and walking and not fainting are not things that come to those who have passively sat down, but to those who are actively waiting upon the LORD. Watching for the morning is akin to soldiers who are on guard duty, alert, armed and ready, actively doing their duty during the night, knowing that the sun will soon rise. "My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning." Yes, morning will come, and to those who wait upon Him, the Lord will rise in their hearts bearing them up in His strength.
God bless you as you continue in His service.