PONDERING!

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I am sitting pondering about the chains and burdens sin can cause in a humans life and remembering the night Jesus set me free in the fall of 1958. This is expressed nicely in the following song recorded by my friend Lynda; I trust you will enjoy and if your burdens have not been lifted at Calvary, I pray you will pass them to the one that can carry you to freedom, Jesus is His name.

WORDS ARE POWERFUL

Words are special, powerful indeed, they can sooth a broken heart, when positive words we feed. Words spoken wisely, help heal broken souls; words guide our foot steps, as we walk toward our goals. Words spoken carelessly, wound innocent hearts; once spoken can not be retrieved, we may say we are sorry, but forgiveness is hard to receive. Think before we speak, let this our motto be, use words to lift others up, giving them dignity.

WAITING UPON GOD!

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WE SHOULD BE WAITING UPON GOD FOR THE RETURN OF CHRIST! [ 1COR.1:7

1 Corinthians 1:7

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So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Thessalonians 1:10

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10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

WAITING UPON GOD IS GOOD!

Psalm 52:9

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I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

GOD CALLS US TO WAIT!

Zephaniah 3:8

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Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

GOD ENCOURAGES US TO WAIT ON HIM!

Psalm 27:14

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14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. —37:Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Hosea 12:6

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Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.

i TRUST YOU WILL BE ENCOURAGED  AS WE WAIT FOR THE RETURN OF CHRIST!

 

WAITING UPON GOD!

AS believers we daily wait upon others especially our God. Today we continue our peak into the Bible to see more things we wait upon God for:

a/ Protection—Psalm 33:20 Authorized (King James) 

20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 59:9-10  Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:
for God is my defence.
10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me:God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

b/ The fulfillment of His word.— Habakkuk 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

c/ The fulfillment of His promises. Acts 1: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith heye have heard of me.

d/ Hope of righteousness by faith.— Gal.5:For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

 

WAITING UPON GOD

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As God’s children we wait upon Him for:

a/ MERCY—Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

b/ Pardon—Psalms 139; 7-8 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

c/ The consolation of Israel.— Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

d/ Salvation.— Gen.49:18  I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD. Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

e/  Guidance and teaching. Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Waiting upon God.

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Sometimes we humans are impatient creators and get weary for the flowers to bloom and song birds to sing  so in he next few posts I am going to some verses from the Bible about waiting upon God.

Jeremiah 14:22

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22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

In the verse above we see the providence of God!

 

Psalm 25:5

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Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.  Trusting in God is the only hope of salvation we have.

In the following verse we see God As the Giver of all temporal blessings.

Psalm 104:27

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27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Psalm 145:15-16

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15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.