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September 6th Friday

Greetings to you in the wonderful and powerful name of Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What a beautiful September morning…I think someone should write a song about September mornings and re-establishing a spiritual connection with Father!…after all it has taken us a year to back to September mornings and my how we have changed. I trust that you have had a good week and have enjoyed all that God has sent your way. I pray that you are excited about a weekend…especially gathering with your family of God to worship. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to release a new level of direction, joy, health, and satisfaction that will give a new vision.

I have learned something new this morning and came across a very challenging quote. Those are both exciting things at the beginning of a weekend. First, I learned a new meaning for the word – “wait”, as in waiting on God. I have come to understand that waiting is about “focus’ and that has several implications. There is the ‘focus’ that comes from doing intricate dance moves, like pirouettes, because tehy require you to block out distractions so you can ‘wait’ on what you are doing. As well there is the ‘focus’ that comes from a mother birthing a child and the unique ability to ‘focus’ through the pain on the expected outcome – her child.Therefore waiting implies  looking beyond what is happening at the moment.

Today, I learned that waiting is – ‘lying in wait, focusing on your target, ready to ‘pounce’ at the optimum moment’. As I thought about that, our cat was playing with a toy and she would back away from it and scrunch herself down and focus on that toy. When the moment seemed right to her, she attacked. ‘Waiting’ in this context is learning to get the timing right for maximum results of your effort. In similar fashion – ‘waiting’ on God is being sensitive to his ‘timing’. I know that we know that God has impeccable timing – never early and never late. ‘Waiting” is learning how to lie in wait, anticipating the right moment.

Now, I want to share this quote with you without trying to interpret or preach about it. Here it is: “Whenever someone despises extravagant worship, they put themselves in an extremely dangerous position. Barrenness is the natural result of despising worship. In doing so they are rejecting the reason we are alive. Barrenness and the absence of worship go hand in hand.”  (see 2 Samuel 6:20-23)  –  Bill Johnson, Hosting The Presence.

Have a great weekend…”wait on the Lord” and worship Him extravagantly!