The 7th Verb Of Discipleship
My beloved had a vineyard
on a rich and fertile hill.
He protected the land,
removed its stones,
and planted it with the best vines.
In the middle of the vineyard
he built a watchtower
and carved a winepress
in the nearby rocks.
Then he WAITED
for a harvest of sweet grapes.
WAITING For A Harvest:
What’s That Mean?
Building and maintaining a vineyard
requires a monumental amount of work.
However, at the end of the day,
no matter how much blood, sweat,
and tears go into this good work,
the vineyard worker has no control
over whether or not anything grows.
Only God has that power.
As disciples, we must learn
the lost art of waiting and watching
for God to move, and always be ready
to respond accordingly.
How is WAITING
an Act of Discipleship?
Most people don’t associate waiting
with action, but anyone that has
every truly waited for something
knows that waiting is hard work.
Our God is a God of seasons.
He is the God of the right place
at the right time.
He doesn’t rush things,
and he won’t be rushed.
Therefore, every disciple
must learn how to wait on God.
Waiting on God implies
a constant state of peace,
trusting that God is always in control.
It also implies a constant state
of readiness, knowing that
God’s timing is perfect.