Yesterday I wrote about the importance of waiting. Waiting is spiritual and scriptural. We should patiently wait and not try to speed up the process of our blessings. We should wait with faith and with the assurance that God is faithful. Waiting is always the best thing we can do. We shouldn’t act out of fear or out of worry and take matters into our own hands. Anything that shows we are not trusting God is to be avoided. We shouldn’t do any of these things. There are actions we should stay away from and words we shouldn’t speak. Depending on the situation, there is a list of do’s and don’ts. Saying that things will never improve is a big no no. Letting ourselves go and acting all miserable is another big no no. What should we do today while we are waiting? What are some of the essentials “do’s”?
Praying is the number one thing we should do today while waiting. We can’t stop praying. That would give the enemy such pleasure. He wants us to quit. He wants us to throw in the towel and stop praying. He wants the discouragement to be so strong that praying will appear to be useless. Prayer is communicating with God. It is not just about talking to God but it is listening to what He has to say and He has a lot to say. While you are waiting for a breakthrough, God will get you through the waiting period by encouraging you. Those words of encouragement can come from anywhere and they can especially come to you during prayer time. Prayer will give you encouragement and strength. The Lord is your Rock and your Refuge. Find time to commune with Him and to replenish your spiritual strength. He has so much to impart to you during prayer so don’t stop praying. Pray more than before. Pray more often. Pray longer. Pray and listen to hope. Pray and stay in faith.
You know that I am a big fan of praise and worship. While you are waiting for the answer to your prayers, praise and worship the Lord. Don’t shy away from this wonderful habit. Praise Him at the top of your lungs. Worship Him with your positive attitude. Honor Him. Put Him first. Show Him that you adore Him. Don’t stop exalting Him. The power of praise and worship is underestimated. A lot of people save them for Sunday. They should be a lifestyle. They should be how we live and they shouldn’t stop happening while we are waiting. I have found that praise and worship get me through the worst times and through the longest waits. They help me keep my eyes on Jesus and they make me stronger. Praise and worship should go on. Don’t stop. Keep praising. Keep adoring the King of kings.
While we are waiting, we should still witness for the Lord. We should talk about His goodness and His greatness. We should testify to His love and make Him famous in our hearts and around us. I encourage myself a lot by reminding my head of the wonders of the Lord in my life. I keep Jesus famous in my mind and in my heart. I speak of His majesty and I let people know that He is a faithful God. Being a witness for the Lord is something that we should undoubtedly keep on doing even when the wait is long. We should portray the Lord as accurately as we can and reading His Word is helpful. While we are waiting we should be readers of the Word and doers of the Word. God gave us His Word because He loves us and He knows what’s best for us. Let’s keep on following the Lord while we are waiting. Let’s keep on living our lives to the fullest. Let’s keep on hoping and believing. Let’s keep on serving the Lord and praising Him. The wait could be long but like I wrote yesterday, it is always worth it. May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: 1 Chronicles 16:11; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 12:2