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Waiting upon the Lord!

- Isaiah 40:31 (AMP) But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
- Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) 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.

Waiting upon God can be one of the most trying of all trials. However, remember a ’trial’ is a test and the greater the battle the greater the victory. In this outline are just listed a few of the blessings of waiting on God. They also serve who only stand and wait. - John Milton

When you do not know what to do-wait.

I. Watching is needed to wait on the Lord?
   A. Patience.
   -Heb 10:35 (KJV) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
   B. Keep praying. 1 Th 5:17 (KJV) Pray without ceasing.
   C. Keep believing. Mark 9:23 (KJV) Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
   D. Keep knocking. Matt. 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
   E. The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says "Amen" and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving him your ideas. - Frank C. Laubach

II. We must mount up and rise up.
-Eph 2:6 (KJV) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
   A. Our position is in, with and sitting in heavenly places with Him. He is our lawyer, advocate and intercessor in heaven for us.
   B. Everything is under His feet and we are sitting with Him, everything then is under our feet.
   C. Simply wait on him. So doing, we shall be directed, supplied, protected, corrected, and rewarded.

III. We must keep running and we will not be weary.
-Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV) 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
   A. We must run the race and looking to Him keeps us going.
   -1 Cor 9:24 (KJV) Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
   -1 Cor 9:26 (KJV) I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
   -Gal 2:2 (KJV) And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
   -Phil 2:16 (KJV) Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
   -2 Tim 4:7 (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

IV. Walk not faint.
   A. We can only do this by walking in faith, which is walking in His Word.
   -2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Second only to suffering, waiting may be the greatest teacher and trainer in godliness, maturity, and genuine spirituality most of us ever encounter.

Grant me to be
silent before you--
that I may hear you;
at rest in you--
that you may work in me;
open to you--
that you may enter;
empty before you--
that you may fill me.
Let me be still
And know you are my God.
* Sir Paul Reeve

God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades

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