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Sometimes we can get a ‘YES’ from God but He hasn’t given us the ‘GO.’
In this Spiritual Kick Off Chris unpacks a great verse from the book of Isaiah. Men want to do things our way, on our time and by our strength. Lions recognize that by taking items to the Lord it is He who gives us strength and when we align correctly some incredible things can happen. Being still and trusting God can be one of the most difficult things to do in life.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Click To TweetIsaiah 40:31
So guys, this week, we’re gonna be looking at, at Isaiah, the book of Isaiah chapter 40 verse 31. But those who hope and the Lord will renew their strength. They will sore on wings like Eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be fainted. Love that scripture love that scripture. So, and Isaiah, so first and foremost, where in the heck is Isaiah at?
Right? So that could be complicated. I know this, the Bible’s big lot of books in it. It’s hard to navigate it. So we’re going, I’m gonna help you there. We’re gonna talk about where you can find this scripture. Okay. So we’re in old Testament first and foremost. So that’s old Testament. That’s pre Jesus, right?
We’re we’re, we’re in the, in the front half of your Bible. So you want to go, I find it easiest to just find Psalms or Proverbs. Most people, they can find those. They’re pretty much kind of towards the middle of your, of your Bible. So once you find Psalms of Proverbs, you’ll go past Ecclesiastes and then you’ll go past song of Somon or your Bible may song of songs.
But anyway, once you get past air, then you’re at Isaiah. Okay. So once you’re in Isaiah go to chapter 40, 31, that’s where you’ll find this one. And then most people, when they hear this verse, they go straight to the part of like the soaring on wings, like Eagles, you can probably even hear songs in your heads.
Right. Of, of, of soaring on wings, like Eagles. That’s a beautiful part. I, you know, I love the analogy, but how does the scripture actually start? Let’s go back to that. How does it start? But those who hope in the Lord. Okay. Those hope in the lore in hope right here. You can also translate that to weight. So let’s just stay it that way.
But, but those who wait in the lo okay, that is our job as Alliance, we have to exercise patience and yeah, I can’t even believe I said that out loud. Chris, you talk about a convicting thing to say here, recording a podcast, talking about patience. And I’m probably one of the most impatient people that I know.
I really, this is something I struggle with guys. Maybe you can relate and if you can, we need to go to scripture and we need to, to, to try to let this scripture soak it to our hearts, cuz we gotta, we gotta overcome this impatience thing. Right? This is something. I’ll battle forever. And it’s, it’s something, you know, when you’re waiting on the Lord, it feels like it takes forever.
It takes forever, but you know what, it’s his timing. Right. So, I mean, again, I plan, you know, when I sit down, I like to plan stuff out. Right. You know, I, and then I get to the point once I got a plan in place, I’m like, all right, let’s go, let’s go do this thing. Let’s go do it. What are we waiting on? Right.
Come on. Well, time’s, you know, time’s ticking. Right. And so many times when I do that, I screw up. I make a mistake, you know, I forgot something or, you know, I just went too fast far. I didn’t actually break something, you know? And, and if you break something, you gotta go fix it. So you gotta remember.
Sometimes we can get a yes from God, but he still hasn’t given us the go. I’m gonna say that one more time for you guys listening. Sometimes you can get a yes from God, but he still hasn’t given us to go. This is where men struggle. Cause we’re doers, right? We wanna jump right in. We wanna get our hands dirty.
We want, we wanna just bootstrap it, right? Just, just man up, chest up. Let’s go, let’s go follow me. I will take you there. But you know what? We need to slow down. You know, the line within us, we could have started this thing a long time ago. You know, we, God put it on my heart. We had to do our time and we had to, and we had to, to build some things.
Cause when, when God says. Yes, you need to start doing that preparation. That prep work. Cause when he says go, you gotta hit it wide open and ever since hit and go on the line within us guys, three episodes a week, we’re constantly moving forward. We’re constantly trying new things because when he said go, it is wide open, full throttle.
We’re not enrolling out the Fu out the gas going into the corner. We’re just hammer hammering it going wide open. Cause we know that’s what he’s called us to. And look, I get it. And, and, and we need to understand why it’s noble to, to want to be that doer, to have that doer and, and to have that right mentality, we need to make sure that it’s his timing.
Okay. Cause it’s his timing and we need to make sure that when, if we’re following his timing, you know, we we’re gonna be successful. It’s just when we try to get too, too far ahead. So think about this. Think about making a cake. I know we’re on a men’s podcast. Why you talking about making a cake, Chris? I don’t know.
Cuz I like freaking cake. There you go. So there you go. I like cake. Imagine that, but you can do all the steps. You can have everything, all the ingredients you can have that stuff or that batter looks great. You got it in a pan and you know what, if you don’t leave it in the oven long enough, what happens?
It gets ruined. Right? You know what a spoon cake, right? You just got, you gotta it’s just so. If you don’t leave it in there long enough, because in, in that, in that oven, what’s happening, the heat’s being applied, the timing and everything’s coming together. And then after a certain amount of, of proper time, when you pull that cake out the oven, then you got something you can really enjoy and you can really have a good time with maybe you can have too much fun with it.
That’s a, that’s a, that’s a health conversation. We’ll get into that later. But the bottom line is you cannot rush. And just like that oven in a time for baking a cake, God, he is always in control and it’s always his time. His time is always better than our time. We just don’t know it. That’s why we need to go to Psalm 46, 10 and remember be still and know that I am God being still is tough.
I get it guys. This is a spiritual kickoff, Chris. You’re supposed to be kicking me off. You’re telling me to be still. I understand. But. As a lion. We know that the, when, when in that waiting is when God is moving the mountains, you wanna move some mountains, you take it to the Lord in prayer, and then you, uh, and you trust trust that he, who is the God of the universe.
He’s gonna move. You just gotta be ready when he tells you to move. Okay. Again, he can give us a yes, we need to make sure we get the, go understand that. We can have hope in the Lord because he demonstrates his love to us daily every day. So that strength to walk, to run and even fly like this verse talks about comes from the Lord and his timing and without patience and prayer, that’s really, truly waiting on God, you know, the, the win that you’re looking for.
It ain’t gonna be there and you’re gonna end up exhausted. And you won’t have strength and or the power to accomplish this task, but if you do wait, oh, if you do wait, man, this is good. This is where it goods. You will have to spread those wings, baby. And once you spread those wings and fully trust God for the results, just wait, just wait for that win to come.
And you’ll be flying like an. So thriving prayers require patience and waiting on his win to come. So don’t go FLA your wings without waiting patiently for God’s favor. So guys think about this scripture. I mean, I know we really talked a lot about patience here, but this is, this scripture tells us that hope in the Lord.
Wait in the Lord. And then you can renew your strength. Then you can sort like Eagles, then you can run and not be worried, weary, and then you can walk, right. And, and not, not stumble, you’ll be ready. You’ll be able to overcome. So guys, I’m praying that this message, this is encouraging to you. This is a spiritual kickoff.
It’s supposed to be that kick in at pants. So there you go, Isaiah. He gave us a big old kick. I know you guys wanna be like Eagles. You wanna run? Not get tired. You wanna walk and just keep and just keep moving. You wanna do all these things hope and wait in the Lord. Make sure his timing’s right. Make sure, even though you got the, yes, that you got the go and then once you got the go, what are you waiting on?
Let’s let’s do this. But let’s roll at that point. It’s it is game on. So guys, that’s what it’s all about. I pray that this has been an encouraging kickoff for you now you’re ready to go get it. So question that I want you to think about this week, what causes insecurity in your life insecurity and I get it.
That’s a, that’s a word nobody wants to talk about, right? We’re gonna talk about it. We’re gonna talk about insecurity this week and why there are so many. Shots, particularly at the Christian men, trying to keep us insecure, trying to hold us back, trying to make us question every dog on thing that we do, we’re gonna unpack it.
We’re gonna really dig deep into that. Have a great guest. He’s done some phenomenal things. Not gonna tell you who it is. You obviously, you gotta come back on Wednesday to check it out. He’s gonna give us some really good insight into how we can hit insecurity head. That’s what it’s all about. So Isaiah 40, 31, guys, I need you seriously go here.
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