Waiting on God. Is that Active or Passive Waiting?

In our circumstances we often wait.  We wait for God to act to resolve the issues in life.

Very often Christians come to a crossroads between God’s action and our responsibility. How much is God’s action, and how much do I participate?  In the following verse, do we wait for God, or do we seek him?  What posture do I take in my daily life, active seeking, or passive waiting?

“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25


BIG Idea of Mark 6:14-29.

There are only two passages in the gospel of Mark not about Jesus….they are both about John the Baptist.   Jesus referred to him as “the greatest man who ever lived up until his time.” (matt. 11:11; Luke 7:28).

Of the two passages, the first was about him coming before Jesus- baptizing him.  Preparing the way!

The second one shows Jesus stepping onto the stage and surpassing JTB in ministry, in boldness in adversity and ultimately in the sacrifice Jesus will give.  Many commentators I had been reading suggested the value of many other ideas.