Dr. Tim Crook – “Wait for It”

August 01, 2016

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” – Isaiah 40:31 (NASB)

Wait for it, wait for it……….   This is a phrase we hear in society today.  The truth is that we as a society, for the most part, want the opposite of “wait for it.”  We want it now, if not sooner.  I get impatient when it takes longer that two seconds for Google to find something or if someone is going too slowly for me in the left hand lane on the interstate. Isaiah instructs us to “wait for it.”  My nature truly needs the infilling of the Holy Spirit to deal with my impatience.  It is hard for me to deal with waiting quietly and being still.  My inclination to always be busy hinders my ability to be still and wait.  How can I hear the Lord?  How can I get charged and gain strength to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord?

My physical body gets tired when I am running on my own power.  John 3:30 reminds us that the more He increases in my life, the more I decrease.  I am able to run more than the “Energizer Bunny” when it is God’s power and not my power.  The Holy Spirit is ready with the power to fill and sustain me.  It is my choice. 

In the grocery store line I need to “wait for it.”  In the throes of a busy day at school I need to “wait for it.”  In the drive-thru line at McDonald’s I need to “wait for it.”  But most of all in my walk with Christ I need to “wait for it,” “wait for it,” “wait for it.”

Thought for the Day:  “Wait for it” and it will be well worth the wait.


– Dr. Timothy Crook, Associate Professor of Education

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