In prayer this morning I heard, “Wait on the Lord” so I sat there expecting to hear something else. After a few minutes of sitting in silence…. Nothing. I started to open mouth and continue praying and I heard, “No, Wait on the Lord”. Simultaneously, the image of a high end restaurant popped into my head. Complete with a tall, polished, lean waiter carrying a silver platter.
I got it! God was not telling me to Wait; (1. Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time) which is what I was doing. Nor was he telling me to Wait; (2. Remain in readiness for some purpose) a definition that this walk has made me VERY familiar with. Instead this time, he was telling me to Wait; (3. To act as a waiter or waitress, by serving)
My prayer changed I began asking, Lord what would you like? What can I do for you today? What do you need? My heart was so full and my focus was on pleasing Him. All day long I was like a little love pistol, loaded and ready to ignite wherever He pointed me. I told my hubby I wanted to go outside and hug people! I spent extra time talking to those I usually just say “Hi” and “Bye” to and the conversations were very fruitful. God used me to encourage and uplift today. On a day when I should have been very tired, I still feel energized. It’s amazing.
Who knew being willing to serve could be so liberating? Go ahead, try it what are you waiting for?
Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14