Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

A Walk That Waits

May 29

"... and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done."   Luke 24:21

"Our problem is most often traced to the object of our expectation."





Where is it that you have ceased waiting upon the LORD?  "And they shall scourge HIM, and put HIM to death: and the third day HE shall rise again."  We can blame our lack of faith on HIS lack of presence, but faith was never more evident than among those who sat at meat with HIM.  The very ones who watched HIM live and die, and then viewed the empty tomb for themselves, still threw in the towel.  JESUS explained to a tee exactly how things would take place, and even then had to go retrieve HIS followers who had 'gone baiting', when they were supposed to be waiting!  Why are we so impatient with GOD when HE is so infinitely patient with us? 

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and HE shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."  Are you one who marks time for the ALMIGHTY, insisting HE subscribe to your day planner?  Once we are saved, a huge factor, innate to our new nature, is that time is no more.  Oh sure, we still have our commitments to keep regarding men, but Heaven holds neither dash nor marathon.  What a sweet escape to sit before HIS Word and consider our pace as one with HIM.  What a refreshment for the soul to walk with HIM and talk with HIM, and no one is wearing a watch; but all are at rest in the assurance that HE is always on time.  Eternal life is just that, and given exclusively to we who believe on CHRIST, that it might be enjoyed even now while man's clock is winding down.  "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."  The LORD did leave us to go and occupy; all the quotas however, with their inherent frenzy, are the self imposed rush of religion, leaving the saint who holds the stopwatch with a haggard spirit.    

"My soul, wait thou only upon GOD; for my expectation is from HIM."  Our problem is most often traced to the object of our expectation.  If GOD is our expectation, timeless is that treasure; if our expectation becomes our god however, it is a most horrible thing to keep up with.  Many a soul have boarded HIS train, and yet ride gawking out the window, looking for their ship to come in.  If all desire, save the desire for HIM, has died; you can rest secure that HIS train will run on time all the way to the portals of Glory.  

"... THOU art the GOD of my salvation; on THEE do I wait all the day."

For Love of Country
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
(known as: "The Ratifier of  the Constitution")
"For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of GOD, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests."

(in regard to America's constitutional government)

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