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Msg #1947 Thanks for Waiting

Msg #1947 Thanks for Waiting

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1947 Thanks for Waiting

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice


People are not typically thankful when they wait for an hour in a doctor's waiting room but a Christian's best conforming is done in “God's Waiting Room.” Dr. Guy Goodell's book by that title uses Lamentations 3:22-26 to portray the thankful believer in a waiting room flooded with mercies (plural), compassion, faithfulness, hope, anticipation, meditation, quiet listening, seeking, and quiet waiting. “The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD” (vr.25-26). Psalm 37 gives five rules for God's waiting room: 1) No fretting, 2) Trust God (Patience is trusting God's timing), 3) Delight thyself, 4) Commit and stay committed, and 5) Rest while you wait, but don't sit on your hands.

A fresh new look at Romans 8:26-29 shows the greater purpose of God's waiting room. Like the doctor's waiting room there are “infirmities” that land us there, but unlike it the greatest healing and strengthening is done by the Holy Ghost in that waiting room (vr.26-27). In God's waiting room “all things work together for (our) good” (vr.28). As a young teen I often heard the sorely injured Mr. Sylvia trying to find that “good” through hospital nurses he witnessed to. Don't miss that God's waiting room is for our own good, and it brings to bear on our infirmities “all things” i.e. Bible readings, prayers made, preaching heard, relationships, persecutions, tribulations, flat tires, angry bosses, broken bones et.al. “all things!” We know so; God says so. God has unlimited access to “all things” so cooperate in the waiting room and “be conformed to the image of his Son” (vr.29). That's the goal, thanks for waiting, and in waiting rooms give thanks. 

An Essay for week #47 Nov 24, 2019

Msgs in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio

Message outline at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/msgs

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