DCLM Sincere Milk 8 April 2023 — Wait!

DCLM Sincere Milk  8 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Wait!


TEXT: ISAIAH 40:28-31

28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Key Verse: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).


“Wait and ensure the battery of the phone gets charged before you leave for the excursion,” said Tessy’s mom to her daughter when leaving for her office. Tessy was impatient and did not wait for the phone to be well charged before she unplugged it. Before long, her phone battery was fully discharged and the phone went off. Painfully, she could not use the phone to take the pictures she had planned to take while on the excursion.

Many people today, including children, are impatient and unwilling to wait long enough for things that would help them become the best God wants them to be. They are impatient during fellowship time, whether at home or in the church. They rush over their quiet time without reading the Bible but just manage to read the Sincere Milk devotional piece without meditating on what they read and praying about it.

Waiting on God is a choice every friend of Jesus must make. The key verse today reveals to us that those who choose to wait on God would have their strength renewed and be strong through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. They would have the grace to overcome temptations and evil. There are great possibilities and rewards for those who learn to wait on God by praying, reading, and meditating on the Scriptures daily.

Prayer: Dear Father, give me a desire for You and help me to pray daily, read and meditate on Your word in Jesus’ name.

Further Reading: James 5:7, 8

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)