Friday, November 30, 2007

11 30 07 Waiting is not Wasting (V)Basic Needs

“All of your creatures wait for you to provide them with food on a regular basis.”
(Psalm 104:27 NET)

“Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done!
They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!”
(Psalm 106:13 NLT)

“My eyes grow tired as I wait for your promise to be fulfilled. I say,
‘When will you comfort me?’”
(Psalm 119:82 NET)

“My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance,
for your reliable promise to be fulfilled.”
(Psalm 119:123 NET)

All throughout Psalms, we see the psalmists in conversation with the Lord. At times it is with praise, at times in distress, times of need, even times wishing for the Lord to destroy the lives of those persecuting the people. Very often, the words are dealing with the very basics of life: food, direction, protection, consolation, physical or spiritual strength, and an assurance of promises to be kept.

In the few verses above, we see a glimpse of the needs of the individual and the people as a whole.
Hungry, we find ourselves settling for just about anything, when what we need is not just healthy food to eat, but we need to feed upon His Word.

Stressed out and confused with life’s challenges, we forge ahead without seeking Godly counsel and we wonder why we are so entrapped. Oh, how we soon forget how God has delivered us in the past!

Growing impatient with God’s plan to be fulfilled, we take our life into our own hands and do what seems right in our own eyes, then ask the Lord to fix things!

We grow weary, our mind wonders, our heart aches, and even our bodies grow frail and in pain, simply because we have lost touch with the Master.

We are all somewhat caught up in the me world and my timing. Instant gratification is the thing! Buy now, pay later……we don’t still believe that do we? WAITING IS NOT WASTING time, but rather waiting is time invested in eternity. We allow the Lord to meet our BASIC NEEDS today and at the same time receive a glimpse of eternity as well. We can’t take anything out of this world, but we can send things ahead of us! As we trust God for BASIC NEEDS here, we see how sweet it will be one day with Him in heaven. Do we really want to see God today? Then we need to allow Him to work!

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