Be In Active Service For
“But 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”
To wait upon the Lord means you’re actively serving the Lord. It parallels the Spirit’s admonition through the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:11 for us not to be slothful in business, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. As Christians, we’re soldiers in active service. We’re built to function actively in the Kingdom. And as our opening scripture reveals, the more active you are in serving the Lord, the more He renews your strength and empowers you to do even more!
So, it’s important that you take whatever you do in the house of God seriously. Always be willing to give your best and go the extra mile! This should be your attitude. Never become weary or complacent; be active for the Lord all the time. It’s actually one of the secrets to a sound, healthy and vibrant life! For example, facts reveal that there’re people who all the years they were in active service, working either for the government, or in private practice, were always in good health. But soon as they retired they took ill, nursing one sickness after the other, just because they retired from active duty! Man was not made to retire; man was made to function—to work—to be active.
Look at Moses for example; he actively served God until he was a hundred and twenty years old. At that age, the Bible says his eyes were not dim, nor his natural force abated (Deuteronomy 34:7). He still had sharp eyesight and walked with a spring in his steps! This was so for Moses because as read in our opening scripture, they that wait upon the Lord; that is, they that are active in their service to the Lord shall renew their strength! Plus that, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint!
This is one of the many beautiful results of the presence of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God in your life as you dedicate yourself to actively serving the Lord and the work of the Kingdom. The Lord will restore, renew and refresh you continually! You should say like David: “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me… Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles” (Psalm 103:1-5).
I thank you for the renewing and glorious refreshing of the Holy Spirit in my life today as I serve you diligently and fellowship with you through the Spirit and the Word,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:16