Here and there, now and then, every one of us have experienced a time of waiting.
Whether or not it is the arrival of an acquaintance from long ago, or a greatly anticipated letter from a loved one, a promotion at work, a child coming home from school, news from a doctor . . . we’ve all had those moments. Some are quite exciting; some can be quite dreadful . . . but we wait . . . for we know that once they/it arrives, we can move forward once more.
I know that one of the things I’m awaiting is the return of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I also know that the time is getting shorter and shorter and shorter . . . as the days pass by my expectation increases . . . my excitement grows . . . apprehension tries to sneak in, yet the joy of KNOWING the end results – eternal life with Jesus – overrides that quickly.
We DO have to face some very rough times . . . it has begun . . .
We WILL need to be FIRMLY established in The Word of God – ready to be able to share the hope we have in Him. Ready to stand our ground when our spiritual battles increase. Ready to be that anchor in the storms of life for others who perhaps do not know Jesus yet – those who will be frightened and unsure as to where to turn, what to do, how to cope.
We (Christians) ARE the bride that Christ is returning for . . . but we have quite a lot of work yet ahead of us. There is still so much division, dis-unity, argumentative attitudes towards one another. Now, I’m not talking about always agreeing on every single issue, but on the Truth of God’s Word – Who He IS, and who we are in Him – the finished work Jesus did on Calvary – those things we CAN agree upon and as we all have the same Holy Spirit living in us, we CAN unify our hearts in worship and seeking His Will to be done here on earth as it is in heaven!
As we worship our King – as we spend more and more time intimately with Him – corporately developing a lifestyle of praise, worship and intercession (the Tabernacle of David that He is raising up once more) – He WILL prepare our hearts and our very lives to accomplish the tasks before us in these end times.
Let the church arise . . . let His bride adorn herself and be waiting/watching (and WORKING) with great expectation for His return!
Jesus . . . we are waiting for You!
Show us all you would have us to do . . . to be the bride You are returning for . . .
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