LISTEN NOW! Greg, John and Pat share about waiting on God and the three motives of the heart that are revealed when we wait. They discuss how waiting on the Lord is not about sitting around but being productive serving while waiting on God. Waiting on the Lord reveals our motives. The first motive is whether this is satanic in nature. The second motive is based on self; self -awareness, self- preservation, and or self exaltation. The third motive is the right motive and this of the Spirit of God. When we wait on the Lord and our motives are based on the leading of the Spirit of God we have a peace and we are willing to do whatever God has called us to do for Him and for Him alone. They continued to discuss how King Saul refused to wait on God’s timing and order and offered sacrifices something that was totally outside of the timing of God and King Saul’s authority. Saul’s motives were about his preservation in the eyes of man. They discussed the difference between Saul and Peter is that Peter waited and he made it all about Jesus. When many of the disciples where leaving Jesus He turned to Peter and asked him if he was going to leave too and Peter said “to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” John 6:68. Isaiah 40:31 says “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Fallen but Rising Again
In this moment of wisdom found in Proverbs 24:15-16 Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place; for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes Greg shares the difference between falling and being brought down. Christians are not sinless they are just forgiven. Those who walk with God fall to sin and understand that the gift of God, Jesus is the one who offers forgiveness for sin. The wicked man doesn’t care about sin in fact he doesn’t even think what he is doing is sin. Although you have fallen as a Christian you can still rise again because of what Jesus did for you on the cross.