Friday, October 12, 2012

A Voice from the Past - Spurgeon

Patience is the fair handmaid and daughter of faith; we cheerfully wait when we are certain that we shall not wait in vain. It is our duty and our privilege to wait upon the Lord in service, in worship, in expectancy, in trust all the days of our life. Our faith will be tried faith, and if it be of the true kind, it will bear continued trial without yielding. We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously he once waited for us.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-1892, The Treasury of David, Vol 1, Psalm 25 (Hendricksen Publishers, p. 393)

What does it mean to wait on the Lord? How can we cultivate this practice?


  1. Great quote Mike! I think that waiting is a combination of trust and hope. Ithink that we display this best when we serve the Lord and wait upon him.

    1. I would agree with that. Waiting on the Lord seems to be fundamentally a attitude we have when we approach the things we do in God's service.