So how do you know if a restaurant is a good one? Easy, you look at how many people are waiting in line to get in. Why do people wait hours in an emergency room or a hospital? Why do we wait in line at McDonalds or Chik -Fil-a? Why do people wait 3hours for a 30 second ride at Universal Studios? Because they know they will be somewhat rewarded at the end of their wait. Waiting though is not always fun. Often it can be discouraging, annoying, and frustrating. But yet we learn that somethings we can't control and we can choose to get frustrated and ugly or we can learn to wait on God, knowing He has all things in His hand, no matter what line we are in.
Looking ahead, we have close to one month before we have to be cleared financially to go to RVA in July. Right now we still have a ways to go. We have money to raise, a house to sell, shots to get, books to read, reports to write, meeting to attend and some of the things we can easily take care of. But some of theses others we will have to wait. Wait on God to bring the right buyer, wait on God to provide the funds we need. At times we are tempted to panic and ask ourselves what in the world we are doing. But we are not confident in the call to RVA but confident in our Lord who has called us.
It can be hard to wait on the Lord, but we are encouraged by Isaiah 40:28-31
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
So we will wait and we will continue to hold on to the promises of God, for it is not the ministry we seek but it is God who we truly seek!