Episode 46 is live! This is our last official episode of the year and we wanted to go out with a bang. Life is one big waiting room whether you want to admit it or not. We talk about who we are waiting on, what we are waiting on, and how we should be waiting on it. Sit with this one during the holidays and think about the new year that is coming. Happy Holydays!
Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
The Waiting Room
Who your waiting for is one thing, how you wait is another.
What Are We Waiting for?
We Are Waiting on the Lord (Psalm 27:14)
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
“Wait on the Lord…he shall strengthen thine heart”
What Am I Waiting for? I’m Expecting God (Psalm 62:5)
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Raise Your Expectations (Proverbs 10:28)
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
What Are We Waiting on?
We Are Waiting on the Promises of God (Acts 1:3-5)
3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. 4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
“…wait for the promise…”
The Promises of His word (Psalm 130:5-6)
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
You Don’t Have Hope in It, if You Won’t Wait on It (Romans 8:25)
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
“…he ordered them not to depart…” “…you heard from me…”
I Stay When I Obey (Luke 24:48-50)
48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
While I Wait…Stay in the Way
Good Heart & Good Works Will Keep You (Psalm 25:21)
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Steadfast Means You Have Staying Power (James 5:7)
7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of
suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
“See how the farmer waits…”
When the Doing Is Done, Wait for the Rain To Come. (Hebrews 10:36-38)
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Waiting Is the Work of Faith (Galatians 5:5)
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
It’s God’s Vision in God’s Time (Habakkuk 2:2-4)
2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. 3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. 4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
“…be patient. Establish your hearts…Do not grumble…”
Your Silence Speaks Volumes to God (Lamentations 3:25-26)
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
“…an example of suffering and patience…”
Waiting Is Suffering (Micah 7:6-8)
6 for the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. 7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
“Patience reveals purpose.”
“You are kept in what you stay in.”
“If you looking for a way, you ain’t looking to the Lord”
“Obedience. Patience. Promise. In that order.”
“…an example of suffering and patience…”