Finding the promise in waiting


At this season, about this time next year, you shall embrace a son.

2 Kings 4:6

About this time next year

Previously I wrote about finding strength in waiting and how we should remain focussed during the cycle of completion.For most people waiting can become a time of uncertainty and agony, a time of silence.Isn’t it really quiet while sitting in the reception waiting for our names to be called?Fact is , our times differs from God’s.

Then, waiting on the Lord is not the same as sitting passively in a reception area or just standing in a line. Yes, I’ve experienced that these activities are good at developing the fruit of patience in us.Productive waiting empowers us whereas the opposite drains our strength.

The Hebrew meaning of wait , qavah, means to hope for or to expect.

And some of the comments of readers were such valuable contributions, prompting me to write about the promise hidden in the waiting season.

Comments from readers

  • The waiting season is necessary for the fruits of our labor to be prepared for recognition as well as for its effectiveness in the kingdom of God.
  • Even our waiting is a cycle that needs completion.
  • Our times differ from God’s
  • Impatience can cause us to miss the promise!

The promise to give birth

The bible contains many stories and incidents of people waiting for the promises of God.One of my poetry quizzes was about the Shunamite woman and her journey of absolute faith when the timing of a long awaited promise arrived .

The promise of the inheritance

The Israelites received the promise to inherit the promise land but their impatience caused many of them to miss this opportunity.

Abraham and Sarah waited for the promise to have a son

Habakkuk had to wait for the appointed time of the vision

The promise of restoration

The father of the prodigal son had to wait patiently for his returning.

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”

Luke 15:20

Waiting prepares us for soaring

Whatever we do, our strength will not be depleted , but rather gather strength in expectancy to be transported to the next level, to step into a new dimension.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Waiting for the promise of the Holy Spirit

While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak.

Acts 1:4

This was critical! Why? It included us! Waiting is a biblical command!The disciples received this as a direct command from Jesus as He returned to the Father.They had to wait in unity at an appointed. location.Just to wait prayerfully and in unity!

Corporate Waiting

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

What if the apostles receiving the command to wait did not obey because of impatience , disobedience and lack of faith?In what position would we have been in today?They did not know for how long , but they chose to answer the call to wait.

Conclusion

Somehow I feel the Spirit of God encouraging me and my household to press in on Waiting, to be filled with strength .

A strength that would enable us to wait on behalf of our family or ministry, to stay in position in the correct posture. I’ve come to the revelation that waiting prayerfully in unity, causes the decanting of the promise, the gentle outpouring to take place.

It’s Time to get ready for the gentle outpouring! Time to gather vessels!

8 thoughts on “Finding the promise in waiting

  1. Glory to God.
    Yesterday as I was leading our pre-service prayer , I sensed that some people were going through battle fatigue, This is when their battles are prolonged and their hope and strength is gone.

    Sarah first had to receive strength because of prolonged battle with infertility Heb 11:11.

    The adversary is after our faith.
    Great message my friend

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    1. Thank you for that wonderful insight brother Evidence…I would like to know what Holy Spirit instructed on how to deal with that issue..

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  2. Hey Chalvonia! There’s no point in men and women of faith, becoming frustrated and impatient with waiting. Our hope is in Jesus and His final redemption; therefore we wait, and will continue to wait for His Blessed return.
    Great submission prayer…gonna save that. Thanks For Sharing💕

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  3. Waiting for the gentle outpouring. It’s been an interesting season where we are transitioning into new seasons of promise. The season before the promise can be characterised by what feels like mountains and giants. We have to steady our hearts and listen and move on God’s command. The Israelites missed the promise because they struggled to wait and even to move when God said. Bless you. ❤️🙏🏾

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