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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
King David was the champion of WAIT. He could have taken King Saul out on a number of occasions, but he recognized Saul’s authority as King and continually stepped aside. He did this even though he knew Saul was out to kill him. David wanted to wait on the Lord. His directive was to be strong and have courage while you wait on the Lord.
When you live for six decades, you live through seasons of “Can’t Wait.” When you’re in elementary you can’t wait to be in middle school, then high school. Once you’re in high school you can’t wait to get your driver’s license, then you can’t wait to graduate. Then you can’t wait to leave home, get to University, and then get married. When you get married you can’t wait to have kids. I remember when we couldn’t wait to buy our first house. Then we couldn’t wait to get a better job. Now that I’m as old as I am, I “Can’t Wait” just because I don’t have as much time to wait as I used to have when I couldn’t wait. Why did David say “WAIT on the Lord?” Waiting builds “CHARACTER.” When you’re young you have a tendency to live off of your talent. The problem is, one must have enough CHARACTER to sustain their talent. With no Character, talent is sometimes wasted. David knew that by waiting on the Lord God was building Character in his life so his talent would be sustained down the road. I know you may want it NOW, but the way of scripture suggests that it’s best to just … “Keep Waiting.”
I’m happy this AM to “WAIT” on the Lord. Even at this age I’m still blessed to be building character in my daily walk. Because of that, I’m grateful to just … “Keep Waiting.” Amen