In the course of our study last week, my Kathy reminded me that just as Saul need to stay awhile to receive a message from God, so do we need to stay awhile- to linger in the word of God. Our message from God is there if we will take the time to receive it.
You lose sleep over it. There is an opportunity cost. But just as David would not sacrifice to the Lord a burnt offering that cost him nothing (2 Samuel 24:22), so should I give to the Lord the best of my time.
It's not easy to find the time with all the life teeming at my house at all hours of the day and night. But I bet it's not easy for you, either. There's always something.
However, when you prioritize it and fight for it, the reward is far better than you could have asked or imagined.
So here's to lingering. To tarrying with God. To waiting for a word.
Thanks, Kathy, for the reminder.
I need that.