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Summary: I WANT TO MAKE A SIMPLE LITTLE DEFINITION: GOD’S WAITING ROOM IS THE TIME FROM STARTING TO PRAY AND BELIEVE UNTIL YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR TANIGBLE ANSWER. Having done all stand!

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HABAKKUK’S LESSON: GOD’S WAITING ROOM*

By God Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

If you don’t move along quickly this is a two part lesson.

I. DEFINITIONS:

A. WAIT:

To stay in place with expectation. --- To delay service or answer. --- To await. --- To look forward. To be ready, available.

B. PATIENCE:

The capacity, habit, or fact of bearing pains, trials calmly or without complaining.

Forbearance under provocation or strain.

Steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, adversity.

Able or willing to bear.

C. PATIENT:

A PERSON AWAITING OR UNDER MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT.

D. Would we rather await medical care than divine care?

E. WAITING ROOM:

A room for the use of persons who are waiting.

II. WHAT IS GOD’S WAITING ROOM?

A. I WANT TO MAKE A SIMPLE LITTLE DEFINITION:

GOD’S WAITING ROOM IS THE TIME FROM STARTING TO PRAY

AND BELIEVE UNTIL YOU EXPERIENCE YOUR TANIGBLE ANSWER.

B. I ALSO WANT TO ADD A SIMPLE TRUTH:

DEALING WITH HUMAN BEANS CAN TAKE TIME AND GREAT EFFORT

AND EVEN GREATER PATIENCE.

( When my second son was little instead of saying human beings, he called them human beans.)

Ephes. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

III. WE AMERICANS HAVE SOME VERY NICE WAITING ROOMS.

A. I was traveling with a friend, we were hungry so he saw a White Castle, and we pulled off the interstate.

We waited and then pulled up to the drive through and gave our order.

We waited and then pulled up and paid for our orders.

We then waited and pulled up to the pick up window.

We waited and the lady came to the window and asked us to pull up and wait for our order.

The man driving said, NO! THIS IS A FAST FOOD JOINT AND WE WILL NOT PULL UP AND WAIT.

He felt we had waited long enough.

I was so embarrassed I could have crawled under the seat.

It may be a fast food joint, but sometimes in life you just have to wait.

B. I went to BIG O this week to get my oil changed.

While I was there the man noticed I had a flat tire on my trailer.

I was in the waiting room several hours.

There were signs on the door, because of insurance no one is allow in the garage area.

The men pulled my truck in to change the oil, WAIT!

A man came in and told me I had a flat tire on my trailer.

Sure enough --- WAIT A LITTLE LONGER.

Well as they were changing the tires on my trailer, they broke two lug nuts on one wheel, this meant WAIT --- SOME MORE.

They could not find the right size lug nuts --- WAIT SOME MORE.

The men tried to weld in a lug nut that kept spinning around --- WAIT!

That did not work, so they had to get out a sander and sand off where they welded ---WAIT!

I talked to a lady from the WKU athletes department, she was from Michigan.

I ate a peach pie and drank a diet coke.

I took a walk.

I talked to one of the workers about his tattoos.

I walked some more.

They had a newspaper, I read the newspaper.

I called Linda several times on the cell phone.

I watched some on their color TV.

I walked some more. I learned that waiting is part of working on a car.

C. Once a little boy and his family were sitting in the WAITING ROOM, and the Dad was complaining for being there so long.

THE LITTLE BOY SAID: DAD THAT IS WHY THEY CALL US PATIENT!

D. Now many Doctor’s offices have used wisdom.

You will wait here for a while, then they will move you to another area and wait a little closer, then wait in the room. This makes one’s waiting feel less

than sitting in one place.

E. HOSPITALS HAVE MANY SPECIALIZED WAITING ROOMS.

I READ ONCE THAT UP TO ONE THIRD OF A GOOD HOSPITAL IS

NOTHING MORE THAN WAITING AREAS.

There are waiting rooms where you go in...

There are surgery waiting areas, Intensive Care waiting areas, Emergency Room Waiting, Testing area waiting and holding rooms, Out patient waiting areas,

Delivery room waiting areas, Ambulatory waiting areas, waiting areas on each floor, holding rooms, children’s rooms to wait, plus think of all the waiting for

waiting for the elevators to pick you up.

F. THE LITTLE BOY WISHES HIS DAD HAD PATIENCE WHILE HE WAS FISHING WAS THE SAME KIND OF PATIENCE HE HAD WHEN HE WAS HOME.

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Paul Kiilu

commented on Sep 9, 2006

it is wonderful.I am blessed.

Jonathan Mcguire

commented on Nov 11, 2006

I pray for Patience, but don't have time to wait.

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