Recently you have been hearing words such as “Stay”, or “Stay home, save lives.” No one likes being told to stay or wait. Webster’s definition of the word stay means: To wait, to stand firm, to pause.
I can remember trying to train my puppy to stay. I would walk a few steps in front of him, lean over, and hold my hands out as a “stay” command and say “Stay, stay!” At first, my dog didn’t understand why he would have to stay in one place when I was so near. All he saw was open space around me and freedom.
What could I possibly mean when I told him to "stay"? He eventually learned that when I told him to stay, it was a time that I set aside for him. It was moments that I needed his attention. I wanted him not to move so I could feed him and nurture him, groom him, give him his medicine.
Times of “STAY” are times when our Heavenly Father wants to speak to us, feed us, nurture us, comfort us and protect us from things we don’t know or cannot see. The Bible says in Lam. 3:25, “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the souls who seek him.”
While waiting for us God gives us strength and power. Isaiah 40:29, “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might he increases strength.He promises if we wait, he shall renew our strength, we shall run and not grow weary we shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 64:4 talks about a wonderful promise!
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You! Who acts for those who wait for him!”
When you wait on God he acts on your behalf. So, I want to encourage you today to “wait” or “stay”. And let God renew your strength.