Daily Dose, Jan. 5 — New Beginnings

            Are you a good waiter? Now I don’t mean are you someone who works at a restaurant, waits on table and is good at it. What I mean is, are you patient? Do you wait well? When you are in the doctor’s office, sitting in the waiting room, are you relaxed and waiting patiently? When you are on 400 and trying to get to your destination with a mass of cars in front of you, are you chilled out and edging along? OR do you get tense, anxious and even angry when forced to wait? The art of waiting is an important art that comes as we grow. Think about this: how hard was it to wait for Christmas morning when you were 5 years old? Most of us at 5 couldn’t wait for the time to come. Well, Christmas was last week and I bet you didn’t feel as you did at 5 years old. Now, waiting wasn’t so hard. We learn to wait and hopefully we learn to wait well because we experience great things as we learn to wait on God. “but those who wait for 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. (Isaiah 40:31) Learning to wait on the Lord, wait for Him to lead you and guide you, wait for His timing and wait for His move in your circumstances. Wait as He does what only He can do. As we wait, we will find our strength renewed, we will soar like eagles, we will run life’s race and not get worn out. Learning to wait on Him will increase our peace and our joy as we wait and trust in Him. --Rev. Terri Henkel