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Waiting on God . . . In Rollerblades . . . In The Snow

Posted: Saturday, August 5

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Ezra 1:1-2:70
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5
Psalm 27:7-14
Proverbs 20:22-23

Verse of the day:

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14 NLT)


When I turned 16, I quickly started turning in job applications. I knew what I wanted to do; I wanted to be a waiter. I applied at several restaurants but only received one job offer. Sonic Drive-In! Sure . . . I was waiting cars instead of tables and wearing rollerblades instead of shoes, but I WAS A WAITER! I loved the challenge of staying ahead of the rush. I loved building relationships with customers. All in all, I worked for four years as a waiter at three different restaurants.

 

My best advice for a young waiter is this . . . Stay sharp! The customer should never be waiting on you. You should be waiting on them.

 

Let’s consider this concept in the context of our verse today. When you’re waiting on God, do you imagine yourself sitting in a fine Italian restaurant waiting for God to deliver your order in a timely fashion? Or do you imagine yourself bustling through a busy kitchen striving to wait on God? Simply put. Who’s waiting on who?

 

One of my best tip days was a clear day in November with a wildly unexpected snowfall. I started the day with rollerblades, but when the snow started falling, I didn’t have time to change footwear. I kept rolling and the tips started flying. People saw the humor and the effort, and they applauded with their gratuity. When I think about waiting on the Lord, I always want to be waiting on Him to the best of my capabilities. I want to be skating through the snow with a relentless heart—serving at the pleasure of the almighty God. Be brave and courageous. Grab a pair of rollerblades . . . and wait on God.