Waiting on God
Long pause – waiting is difficult and uncomfortable
Causes us to start raising all kinds of questions?
Did he remember his sermon?
Does he feel OK?
Is something wrong?
Waiting for God can sometimes be uncomfortable too, and might raise questions:
Is God paying attention?
Does he care what is going on?
Why isn’t anything happening?
Waiting is a very important concept for God’s children
Read “wait” passages from the Bible
Read about Biblical characters who waited
What waiting does not mean
Sitting around doing nothing
Looking to some other source for the answer
Taking a sour grapes attitude
Cutting your own path away from what is right
(story of pickups “making their own exit” on LBJ freeway in Dallas)
What waiting does mean
A sense of expectation
Preparation for God’s answer
Focusing on faithfulness and perseverance
Are you waiting on God?
Eye dim slow