Dr. William DeShone Rosser Pastor
Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education Ministry will develop, foster and promote Christian educational programs that will equip the Mind, Body and Spirit of children, youth and adults for discipleship.
Katie Beard, Director Christian Education Ministry
3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 4 Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
I’ve often heard that waiting on God is one of the wisest things we can do, but that’s easier said than it is to do, especially for the one doing the waiting. But, if we remember that waiting for God's timing is neither passive nor idle and that it’s going to take discipline and commitment during our period of waiting, we might just make it.
I’ve read about four basic requirements for successful waiting and believe that there is much truth in the following:
Faith - The Lord's ways and timing are nothing like ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). From a human standpoint, He usually does things in a totally different way than we expect. But as we trust Him more, we'll discover that His approach isn't so strange after all. And when we live in harmony with God's will, His timing starts to make sense.
Humility - To wait for the Lord, we must be convinced of our need for Him. Submission to His divine will requires humility--we cannot charge ahead with our own plans and at the same time be fully surrendered to God.
Patience - Are we willing to remain in our current position until we receive clear divine direction? Pausing for clarity from God does not mean that we disengage and allow circumstances to fall apart around us. Waiting upon the Lord is a deliberate decision that requires patience.
Courage - Waiting for God often takes courage, especially when there is pressure to act. If we're not careful, we might stop listening to the Lord and follow other advice. So, we must keep our ear attuned to the voice of Almighty God, and we won’t go wrong.
Waiting upon the Lord is one of the wisest, most important decisions we make in life. And contrary to popular assumptions, it is an active endeavor that requires faith, humility, patience, and courage. When we rely upon God and wait for His timing, the various facets of life fall into place.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, keep the faith, stay humble, be patience and stay encouraged because God’s knows and will supply all our needs.