Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lessons taught by Neo #2


“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

Isaiah 30:18

Neo doesn’t like to be told “Outside!” because it’s not what he thinks is best. But he trusts us enough to intently watch for an answer and then obey us when we give it.

Neo’s favorite days are the ones where we let him be with us in the house (or invite him to hike with us on the trail!). Yesterday, we learned to watch as Neo watches at the door. Often, when we are unloading groceries, or the bunny is out running around, we will make Neo sit by the door as we say, “wait…wait...wait…OK!” Neo keeps his eyes on ours as he watches and waits—all the while he is ready to pounce at the sound of our “OK!”

Neo always waits until he gets an answer from us, and we should always eagerly await God’s answer. He will answer us. It may not be the answer that we want or that we think is best, but we need to trust God enough to keep our eyes fixed on Him and obey him when He gives his word to us.

Why should we wait on God? Waiting produces:

· Trust

· Submission

· Watchfulness

· Prudence, not rashness

· God’s timing, not ours

Father God, our Deliverer,

Help us to wait on you patiently. We know

your ways are right and your decisions are always best. May we be obedient when the waiting seems

long. We trust you.


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