by Jimmy Pruitt

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In a microwave culture, the idea of waiting on the Lord seems foreign and far removed from any relevance or benefit for our lives, and yet it is the place from which we draw strength, courage, hope, communion and the grace to carry on.

As I read the “dead guys,” the ones that have gone before us, finished the race and communicated with great depth and eloquence, I observe that waiting upon the Lord was one of several basic spiritual disciplines that marked their walk with Christ.

We must learn from their example and implement these valuable and timeless disciplines into our overtly casual and overly familiar Christian lives. As we wait upon Him and draw near to Him, He in turn and with great love, draws near to us.

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord. Ps 27:14