Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!
When I see this word ‘wait’, I don’t see it like most would. Being a former waitress, I see it as serving the Lord, waiting on Him and seeing to His need for worship and relationship. I don’t do it for a generous tip, but rather for the peace, strength and joy He brings to my process.
The other kind of waiting is pure torture for me. I’m a mover, a doer and anyone who knows me, understands that waiting, for me is a big waste of time. While others use it as a time to relax and rest, I’m looking for something to do to fill up the space. I’ll rearrange things, clean, talk, read, but to just sit and do nothing isn’t my style.
To wait in the presence of the Lord though, is a totally different thing. After a time of intense warfare, proclaiming and decreeing the Word over various situations and people as the Spirit leads, there is absolutely nothing like being still, feeling the wind blow in and bring with it a refreshing. The peace, the calm, joy and assurance that He hears and watches over you.
Father, I give you my worship, the offering of my praise and adoration. It’s in Your presence I find fullness of joy. The unmistakeable, uncontainable peace that surpasses anything this world can give. Oh how I love You! Rush in like a river and sweep me away, for I long to be with You, to know You , to carry Your oil. May my life overflow with what You bring to me so that others may know You as I do. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.