“They shall run, and not be weary.” Isaiah 40:31
“They shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“What! must we come down and run and walk here on
this stupid, prosaic earth after these eagle flights?
Yes, precisely. We go up there that we may serve
down here, and we never can serve down here
according to God’s thought of service….until we….
come down from interviews with God…[and] can
touch human lives with the power of God.
Yes, we must run down here, and walk down here, but
only in the degree in which we know the inspiration
of the upper air can we either run without weariness,
or walk without fainting.
What is the “walk”? It is the everyday life. It is
the getting breakfast, dressing the children, getting
them off to school; it is going down and opening
the store; it is going out and feeding the herds;
it is going into the study and opening the Word of God.
It is whatever our appointed task may be. It is doing
this all day, in heat and cold, dull days and bright days–
the common life. It is this, the everyday walk, that tests and tries.
But we may
“walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40: 31
under the wear and petty vexations and frictions of everyday life,
only on condition that we have been “waiting upon God.” The
man who does that will be a reservoir of sweetness, quietness
(“Waiting on God”, a sermon by C.I. Scofield)