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Summary: We consider five levels of waiting: soaring, running, walking, sitting, lie down.(This is part #4)

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5 WAITING LEVELS

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is Part 4 in a series on waiting and patience.

TEXT:

Isa. 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Luke 21:19 IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL.

Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not

depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have

heard of me.

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Lam. 3:25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26: It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalms 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; fret not thyself because of him who

prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalms 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

AS EVERY DAY SLIPS SILENTLY INTO THE GRAVEYARD OF HISTORY ---

We must look where we have been? We must look where

are we going?

Time will try our soul? Time will try our faith?

Time will try our love? Time will try our family?

And time will try our faithfulness?

For if the cross is in view, --- If heaven is in

view,

--- WE CAN WAIT ON EACH OTHER! WE CAN WAIT ON GOD!

SO WHETHER YOU GET THE ANSWER YOU PRAYED FOR, OR THE

ANSWER THAT YOU

DREADED --- GOD IS STILL GOD, AND HIS GRACE WILL

PULL US THROUGH.

Worry is the dark room, where negatives are

developed!

PATIENCE AND WAITING ARE BAD WORDS IN THE CHURCH TODAY. PATIENCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH

TRIBULATION, AND WE TEACH TROUBLE IS BAD? GOD DOES NOT LOOK AT PATIENCE AND TRIBULATION

LIKE WE DO! The Bible teaches a different angle than we want to accept on waiting and patience.

James 1:3. Knowing this that the trying of your

faith worketh patience.

4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye

may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing!

We desire microwavable patience and tribulation. We

want instant coffee, instant oats, instant rice, and

instant experience with the HOLY! We demand

immediate results, NOW!

WE HAVE RAISED OUR FAMILIES ON FAST FOOD AND JUNK

FOOD.

We have rapid fire machine gun tongues and we want

rapid answers NOW.

LORD GIVE ME PATIENCE RIGHT NOW!

WAIT:

Are we waiting on? Or are we waiting for?

WAIT --- to stay in a place of expectation. --- to

serve. --- to be ready and available. --- to look

forward expectantly.

TIME is one of the wisest counselors of all, WAIT.

LET US BE DOING --- WHAT WE CAN --- WHERE WE CAN

--- WHEN WE CAN!

If not you then who? If not now then when?

Do all with compassion and understanding. Go after

your goal. Achieve where you can. Pursue where you

can.

Learn how to work and apply yourself. Then you

must learn to WAIT! We must learn to accept what we

cannot change. We must learn the beauty of waiting

and patience.

God’s instant men took many years to develop!

WE CAN CLEARLY IDENTIFY SEVERAL LEVELS OR TYPES OF WAITING.

Isa. 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall

renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings

as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they

shall walk and not faint.

THE EAGLE IS AN UNIQUE ANIMAL IN GOD’S KINGDOM! HURRY UP AND WAIT?

The eagle has learned to apply itself while it waits. God knew this and that is why Isaiah wrote 40:31.

I am told Indians watched the eagle as a warning to storms. When the eagle would soar higher and higher out of sight, the Indians knew a terrible storm approached, for the eagle’s defense is to rise

above the storm to soar until the storm passes by.

The eagle’s razor sharp talons, or claws will grow very dull. Many of the eagle’s prey will escape.

The beak will loses it’s sharpness, the eagle takes more force to bite through it’s raw meat.

The eagle’s feathers lack brilliance and luster, THE BIRD MOLTS.

The eagle may even gain weight until it hurts it’s flying ability. It appears the eagle is growing weaker.

The eagle will gets worn out and tired and it will look really bad.

One day the eagle will fly off by itself and not be seen for a while.

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