A classic love story in the Bible is of Jacob and Rachel. This young man takes one look at the Rachel and he falls in love at first sight. Her father gives a tough condition. Jacob must work as a servant for seven long years and she will be his for life. Without hesitation, Jacob goes to work. When the seven years are done, instead of Rachel Jacob is given Leah. The girl’s father claims that the older had to get married before the younger. Rachel is still available if Jacob is willing to work another seven years. Jacob goes straight back to work and those seven more years move as quick as the first. He was willing to wait for seven years and another seven because he was in Love with Rachel. Love waits!
Loving Jesus means waiting on the Lord. The world will offer quick fix solutions but love waits. Temptations offer instant gratification but love waits. The things of God take time but love waits. The road to love is straight and narrow but love waits. The challenges are numerous and the price is high but love waits. Sometimes you will feel like giving up but love waits. There are times you will be abandoned but love waits. Giving up is always easier but love waits. Growing in your love for Jesus means waiting upon the Lord. His love in your heart will strengthen you to hold on and wait for the Lord in that situation.
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
DEVOTION PRAYER: My Lord, I love You and that’s why am waiting on You. Am grateful for the new strength that is bestowed upon me in this period of waiting, amen.