“And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you… blessed are all they that wait for him”. Isaiah 30:18
We must not only think of our waiting upon God, but also of what is more wonderful still, of God’s waiting upon us. The vision of Him waiting on us, will give new impulse and inspiration to our waiting upon Him. It will give us unspeakable confidence that our waiting cannot be in vain. Let us seek even now, at this moment, in the spirit of waiting on God, to find out something of what it means. He has inconceivably glorious purposes concerning every one of His children. And you ask, “How is it, if He waits to be gracious, that even after I come and wait upon Him, He does not give the help I seek, but waits on longer and longer?”
God is a wise husbandman, “who waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it.” He cannot gather the fruit till it is ripe. He knows when we are spiritually ready to receive the blessing to our profit and His glory. Waiting in the sunshine of His love is what will ripen the soul for His blessing. Waiting under the cloud of trial, that breaks in showers of blessings, is as needful. Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, till the fullness of time, ere He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands; He will avenge His elect speedily; He will make haste for our help, and not delay one hour too long. —Andrew Murray
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, July 30th
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Fellowship and Refreshments following the evening service. Team #1 is on duty.
We want to host another international lunch fellowship after the morning service on August 13th. All are invited and welcome!
Bible Presbyterian Family Camp
Please pray for Dr. Saunders who has been invited to speak at the Bible Presbyterian Family Camp being held in Hope, BC from Aug 30-Sept 1.
Let the Bible Speak Radio Broadcast
On August 6th, Rev. Ian Goligher is commencing a new radio broadcast on Sunday mornings at 9:30am on Joy Radio 1250AM. Please pray for this outreach opportunity as the Gospel will be spread across the greater Toronto area.
Whitefield Christian Schools
Please remember to pray for the staff, students, and parents during the summer break. Also pray for the administration of the school who have much work to do in preparation for September.
Mission Trip to Africa
Pray for Rebekah McAnally who joins a team going to the FAME mission station in Africa. They depart tomorrow for two weeks of spiritual and practical ministry.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Jean Bynoe, Norm Lanting’s father. Hyacinth Robinson-Powell, Francesca Fernandes and Jenny Tian.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders and Margaret Schenk.