As a surprise reward for our son, my husband and I woke him up early on a Saturday morning to go to breakfast at his all-time favorite restaurant: Huddle House.
As we walked in, the cook told us that it might be a little while, as they were waiting on the arrival of a waitress. We noticed that there were several tables with full coffee cups, but waiting to order. We sat down, not knowing how long the wait would be, but our son was nearly giddy in anticipation of Oreo pancakes.
About 20 minutes later, we had ordered and fairly quickly were served our breakfast choices. Kambell said, “The wait made the pancakes taste even better.”
Isn’t that true of so many things in life?
When we wait on God’s timing, wouldn’t so much of our lives be better?
For instance, instead of racing towards a new job, we wait on God’s timing on a promotion. That tastes so much sweeter than being miserable in the job we thought we wanted.
Or what if we prayerfully considered God’s choice for our marriage partner. Wouldn’t that be much more satisfactory than settling for a less than Godly marriage?
What if God’s timing on a major decision was markedly different from your own? Would you appreciate that difference if you choose to wait on God’s timing?
In James 5:7-8 (NIV) scriptures says, “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
These verses are reminders to the oppressed and persecuted disciples of Christ that the Lord will soon be coming back. At that time, He will relieve us of the pain and suffering we have endured. At the same time, punishment will come for those who reject His Word.
Patience is the key to waiting. If we are faithful to the waiting in God’s timing, then we reap rewards that we were not expecting.
Essentially the Oreo pancakes become that more delicious.
I’ll be praying for the Iron Porch readers to have patience in the waiting this week.