There is no such thing as “nothing” happening. If you are waiting, something is happening. Waiting is happening.
As John Ortberg says, “Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.”
Abraham waited 25 years for the only thing he wanted: Isaac. In that time of waiting, he came up with 3 creative, unhelpful ways to shortcut waiting (I think you’ll relate as well as I did!). Despite Abraham’s fumbles, God re-shaped Abraham’s dependencies and desires in a way that grew him into a friend of God and a man of faith. So much is happening while we wait. As we pay attention, our unanswered prayers may start to point us to God’s promises.
Here’s an audio link…(tech credit goes to the handsome Mike Ditty)
Disclaimer: I structured this talk intentionally to be LIVE and interactive. Thank you for your imagination with the audio only version.
OH…and here is the video clip that I show at the end of the teaching.
Also, this is important. When the audio software tries to figure out what CD is playing as I preach this message, it’s best guess is Celine Dion. Obviously. So we might just start calling this message “The Power of Love”…I’m open to suggestions.