Dear Church Family,
We are entering a very exciting season in the life of our church. Exciting things are getting ready to take place. We are getting ready to take action to keep pace with the movement of God. But as we prepare ourselves for this we are first going to have to wait. I do not know about you but waiting is not one of my strong suits.
Rick Ezell shares this about waiting…
“No one likes to wait. But we wait in traffic, in carpool lines, in holding patterns, in grocery stores, for the doctor, for a spouse, for a baby, for retirement, for sermons to get over, or for Jesus to return.
Waiting is not just something we have to do while we get what we want. Waiting is the process of becoming what God wants us to be. What God does in us while we wait is as important as what it is, we are waiting for. Waiting, biblical waiting, is not a passive waiting around for something to happen that will allow us to escape our troubles. Waiting does not mean doing nothing. It is not fatalistic resignation. It is not a way to evade
Those who wait are those who work, because they know their work is not in vain. The farmer can wait all summer for his harvest because he has done his work of sowing the seed and watering the plants. Those who wait on God can go about their assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and conclusions to their lives and the harvest to their toil. Waiting is the confident, disciplined, expectant, active, and sometimes painful clinging to God. It knows that we will reap a reward.”
As a church we are waiting to close on our property and gain possession of it. We are waiting on God as we prepare to enter into the time of raising funds for God’s plan, we are waiting for the building plans to be drawn, and now we are even waiting upon the Lord to show us the next worship pastor He has for us. But while we are waiting, we can be assured that God is moving. He is going to work all these things out for our good and His glory! I know this because He has been faithful to do it many times in the past. And He is going to do it again!!
So, as we wait there is one main thing we can do. PRAY!! Let’s pray like never before and ask God to do things that only He can do! Let’s ask Him to do things that will only bring Him glory! And let’s ask Him to do things that will require us to put our full trust in Him as we go forward together as a church family!! Let scripture encourage you during this season of waiting.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
I love you and I love being your pastor!