The second item is no more glamorous than the first: “They shall
come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me,” in
that Old Testament sense of “stay there a while.”

“Well now, wait a minute, God! I’m in here now. You’ve created the world in days. I’m
here, I am ministering to You; bless me quickly because the crowd is out
there.

While I’m in here, there are at least 15 ‘while you were out’ messages on my desk. The world that You sent Your Son to die for is begging for attention. Get it over with!”
Here is item two, just as simple as the first: you’ve tuned it out
and you’ve tuned Him in, so stay there a while. What does the Scripture
say? “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up….” (Isaiah 40:31)

John Wright Follette used to say that God is very apt in His illustrations. You notice He didn’t say, “They shall mount up with wings as geese.” Have you ever seen a goose by itself? It honks its head off until it finds a crowd. Only the eagle can hang up
there by himself. Now down in the bottom of the Grand Canyon the
walls look towering, but up at 5,000 feet everything falls into place.
God’s Word says, “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.” Wait awhile.

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