Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Midweek Worship: Wait

I wanted to feature Mary Alessi's Great Grace (if you haven't heard it, be on the look out for this one) but there's no video available at the moment.

While on my hunt, I came across Nia Allen, a new gospel artist being presented by CeCe Winans. Her song is entitled Wait and was just as appropo because I frequently have to remind myself to wait on the Lord, to be still and know that He is yet God, and to give Him space to work things out for my good in His timing.

Lord, help us to wait on You, especially in these difficult economic times, where good businesses are getting dragged down by failing ones. Where foreclosures and evictions are up, unemployment is soaring, and fear is rampant.

Help us to wait on You, Lord, even when things are good. For You know the plans You have for us. We don't and anything we design, no matter how good it may seem, is incomparable to what You have in store for us.

Then too, waiting is part of the Christmas season. Children wait eagerly and impatiently for the presents they expect to receive on Christmas morning.

In Biblical times, Mary and Joseph awaited the birth of Jesus. The shepherds in the fields awaited daybreak when their flocks would be safe from nighttime marauders. And the people of faith who knew the prophecies that had been put forth to Isaiah awaited a Messiah.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 9:6-7

Lord, help us to wait.

Peace & Blessings,


Chicki said...

She's a CeCe mini-me right down to the voice and the cheeks!

I think waiting patiently is our biggest challenge at believers. It's so hard to understand that God's timing is not our timing and that He knows best.

BTW, did you see Oprah's confession about her weight gain. My girlfriend wrote about it on her blog here:

Patricia W. said...

Thanks for sending me over to Jackie's blog. I like it.

I feel for Oprah because as you and I know, this weight thing is insidious. Only a lot of hard work, a lifetime of discipline (that word again), and God himself can we overcome this.