Word 4U Today



What exactly is our part in waiting? Do you wait until God arranges the clouds in the sky to spell ‘NOW’? Do you take the initiative and expect God to bless your efforts?

Put yourself in Abraham’s shoes. He’d been waiting ten years for the promise made to him – to become ‘a father of many nations’.

By now, he was starting to wonder. Perhaps the word was meant poetically – maybe he was going to be a father in a spiritual sense rather than a biological one? Maybe he’d imagined the whole thing. Or maybe he was supposed to take matters into his own hands.

Sarah was too old to bear children – anyone with some units in biology could see that – so maybe he was supposed to shop around for a surrogate?

Waiting can play terrible tricks on the mind.

Abraham would have to wait twenty-four years before seeing the first glimpse of a promise. Even then, one boy hardly made him a father of nations. And yet here we are, thousands of years later and we know Abraham as the father of our faith (Romans 4:11).

Waiting is difficult because it means we have little control of the future.

And let’s face it, we can all land a bit on the control-freak side. But God says ‘You need to persevere, so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised’ (Hebrews 10:36 NIV).

What Now?

It is said that often the waiting is more important than the receiving. So if you’re waiting on God for a promise fulfilled – keep a journal to track how you’ve developed in the process.

Verse of the Day:

‘…After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised’ Hebrews 6:15 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

June 27th, 2014

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