Wait For It

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Habakkuk 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

O-bservation:

This was a prophecy that, at the time, even confused the Prophet. But in speaking of the end, and the future calamities of those who do not follow Jesus, he was absolutely correct. All there is to do is ... "Wait For It!"

A-pplication:

Now I'd like to do a 180 on you with this passage. What about you? What about your dreams, your visions, your desired outcomes? The truth is, the Bible tells us that God wants to give us the very desires of our heart if we put Him first (Ps. 37:4). In fact, why would God give you a vision if He didn't want you to have it? In order to have it, you'll have to put everything you have into achieving this dream. Long hours, long strategies, sacrifices, and willpower. However, if you're willing to do the heavy lifting God will do the part you can't do. Just "Wait For It!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm not giving up on my dreams! You have them, I'm going to strive to reach them, and then "Wait For It!" Amen
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The BIG HEAD Explained

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

John 15:20a Remember what I told you: “A servant is not greater than his master.”

O-bservation:

Jesus emphatically reminded His disciples of their place, and anyone's place who serves under someone's authority.

A-pplication:

Certainly you know someone who just couldn't wait to be in charge. Instead of quietly waiting their turn, they usurped another's authority, miserably failed, and perhaps even messed up the organization they were working in. What happened in that case was, "They Got The BIG Head." The issue we're dealing with here is an individual thinking he or she is better than he or she actually is. Here's a case where patience really is a virtue. Waiting on the Lord for His timing is always a personal strength, knowledge, and wisdom builder. When that doesn't happen, it means the servant now believes they're the master. That's "The BIG HEAD Explained."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Even at this age I still have a temptation to get "The BIG HEAD!" This AM I lay all arrogance on Your altar again. Help me KNOW my place. Amen
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The WAIT Before The Wow!

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about."

O-bservation:

These were the words of Jesus to His disciples after His resurrection while they were eating. They hadn’t yet headed to the Mount of Olives for His ascension into heaven, but He was telling them that when that happened, He wanted them to wait in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

A-pplication:

You can read the rest of Acts chapter one and see that once Jesus had ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives, the disciples went back to Jerusalem and waited for the promised Holy Spirit to come. I call it “The Wait Before The Wow!” Because it was a ten-day WAIT before the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost. When it happened, Peter stepped out of a ten-day prayer meeting to preach the gospel to the masses for the first time in history. Three thousand people accepted Jesus as the Messiah and Lord and Savior that day, and the Christian faith was birthed all in one day! If God is in it, there will be times when he tells you to WAIT. When He does, you must believe that after the WAIT, the WOW will come.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I must confess this AM that there have been so many times in my life when You told me to WAIT. As I look back, I can recall time after time a WOW was always connected to my WAIT! Thank You for Your faithfulness. Amen
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The God Who Acts on Behalf of Those Who Wait for Him

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Isaiah 64:4
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

O-bservation:

Isaiah, the prophet, laid out a perfect case as to why Israel would hopefully one day lay aside her rebellious ways and follow the Lord. He said no one has heard, no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God like “The God Who Acts On Behalf Of Those Who Wait For Him.”

A-pplication:

Obviously, Isaiah was speaking about our own Lord and Savior Jesus. He is the only true and wise God. Also, He is the one who others sit back and listen for but don’t find. Ears try and perceive but can’t. Eyes look to see but never do. What am I speaking of? It’s the same that Isaiah was speaking of. Everyone on the planet in history has tried to find a God like our God but they can’t find one. Why? Because our God was never created and shall have NO END. He is the one true God from before the beginning of time. He’s the one who never leaves us or forsakes us. He’s the one that can heal in an instant and turn things around in our favor in a mere moment. Whatever seems impossible becomes possible when placed in His hands. How can we connect with Him? In this very passage, the answer is simple. Wait for Him. Because if you wait for Jesus to answer you, He will. That’s why He is, “The God Who Acts On Behalf Of Those Who Wait On Him!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I’m waiting for You! I’ll always WAIT! Amen
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When Your Brook Dries Up

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Kings 17:7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

O-bservation:

The prophet Elijah had called for a drought in the land of Israel before King Ahab. He had said, “It will not rain until I say so.” At that point, the Lord spoke to Elijah and told him to run from there and that He would lead him to the brook in the Kerith Ravine. Sure enough, there was water to drink and ravens that the Lord sent to feed him each day. Soon the brook dried up, because of the drought Elijah had called for. When his brook dried up, God led Elijah to another place of provision.

A-pplication:

Here’s what to do “When Your Brook Dries Up.” Obviously, the “brook” in this story was God’s place of supply and provision for His servant Elijah. When you and I see ourselves as a servant of the Lord, we can assume these same principles apply to us. When Elijah’s brook dried up, he did three things. First, Elijah WAITED on the Lord. He didn’t fret or weep or pace back and forth across the empty brook bed. Instead, he waited on the Lord. Second, Elijah LISTENED. He didn’t beg God, yell at God, or cry that we know of. Instead, he listened. When he listened, God spoke to him with direction. Finally, Elijah OBEYED. God told him to go to Zarephath, and that a widow would provide for him there. Elijah obeyed the Lord, and he was taken care of there for years. In time, our brook always dries up. When it does, everything will work out if we WAIT and LISTEN and OBEY.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I am once again reminded that things never remain the same. It’s Your way of helping us depend on You and not ourselves. Like Elijah, today I’m facing a dried up brook. With Your help, I will WAIT, LISTEN, and OBEY Your commands. Amen
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