Psalm 27:14 directs us, “Wait for the Lord.” The holiday lull has hit. The anticipation of the coming Christ child is over. Christmas carols have ceased for another year. And the world, which was sparkling with expectation, now seems to be wearing its gray winter coat. So now what?
Because Christ has come among us, we are to share in the ministry of the Incarnation alongside Him. And the first thing we must learn to do is wait. The disciples waited “in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). Only after the Holy Spirit filled them were they fit for ministry.
We also have to be fit for the ministry God gives us. This is the purpose for waiting. It is a period of preparedness. We must be spiritually fit so the Lord can tap our lives at a moment’s notice for His purpose. We cannot anticipate when the Spirit will use our lives to influence another life for Christ Jesus.
But what is certain is that an unfit spiritual life will not bear fruit for God. We must let the Spirit of God prepare our lives for His cause of redemption.
We stand “prepared in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2) to share the work of God in Christ.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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