A God-filled Waiting Luke 1.18-25. “People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.” French Proverb. Waiting that is not God-designed can mean. we are avoiding something difficult we are procrastinating we are being disobedient we are hiding from a responsibility
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we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.
Since ancient times no one has heard, waiting.”
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
Waiting is not a substitute for action. Waiting is a type of action. Waiting is God drenched action.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up. --Anne Lamott
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come and will not delay.
We are waiting for something to change outside ourselves. However real changes begins within.
This period of advent is not a series of events designed to delay the celebration of Christmas, but to enhance our anticipation of a birth. It is a kind of delayed gratification that culminates in a satisfaction that is all the richer for the waiting.