It’s Monday, March 6, 2023. Waiting on people has to be one of the hardest things to learn, especially if you have things to do, places to go, and people to see! But there's a vast difference between waiting on people and “waiting on the Lord.” What is the difference? Read on …
Deuteronomy 3,4; Psalms 36; Mark 13
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:35-37)
“What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
It was the last line of His charge with the furthest reach. It wasn’t only a warning to anticipate an event but a way to live for a lifetime!
Expectant. Alert. Eager. Hungry. Fervent without being impatient and watchful without becoming annoyed or irritated. Instead, we are to live with a slice of urgency each day and a view of eternity in each decision. Getting lulled into business as usual and looking out for number one is easy. Each of us can get dulled by the daily-ness of life until our edge no longer cuts between right and wrong, between what is godly and what is self-serving.
I must live each day as if Jesus will check my work at the end of it. Regardless of whether or not He comes today, next year, or many years from now, I must live in such a way that my eyes and heart are tilted in the direction of His coming. And when I do, I will be much more aware of His Presence that is already here.
Lord, you said in Isaiah that those who wait on You would gain new strength and mount up with wings as eagles. They will run and not be weary, walk, and not faint. So today, I pray that we will be given new strength as we look to You and Your coming! May it be so for each day we serve with our eyes on You.