This week's theme was inspired by one of my favourite quotes from Tan Lai Yong, which came to me again yesterday after a rather rough bout. Waiting does not indicate inactivity, but the testing that comes with it refines and strengthens the spiritual man.
The Hebrew word for 'Wait' in Psalm 27:14 is qâvâh. This was one of the many Old Testament words that I consulted How Chuang about. He helped me affirm that this word (qâvâh) indeed has linguistic roots that gives the picture of twisting and binding together - a waiting that involves gathering together with patience, with binding and twisting actions. I formed this mental picture of tough ropes being made stronger by being twisted and bound into a strong cord; of roots and twines that become stronger as they spiral and coil upwards. This was the picture of waiting on the Lord that we discovered, not a passive waste of time but one of growing stronger and coming through with deeper convictions.
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