Waiting on God

Tom and I have been away for a few days and while we were away, I kept thinking about my attitude and actions on the subject of Waiting on God.

Waiting on God is not something I find easy to do. What about you?

Do you agree that when we make ourselves available to Him, we are marveled by the things He does in and through us?

The apostle Paul saw this great truth put into practice in His own life and ministry. Look at

1 Corinthians 2:9, "However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him (NIV)

The apostle is quoting Isaiah 64:4. "Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him." (NIV)

When God is at work, it is above and beyond anything we can imagine. We can see it only as the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to it. God’s works are so magnificent, we need the illuminating help of the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and our minds.

God prepares marvelous things for those who are focused on Him. If you're anything like me friend, tragic and sad results occur when we try to do things without God's leadership, direction and blessing. Focus on the last portion of John 15:5, "“apart from me you can do nothing." (NIV)

Friends, are you patiently waiting for Him to invite you to come and join Him in the work He is planning and preparing for you to accomplish? How about your attitude toward waiting, does it need an adjustment? What about your thought life, your actions?

When we patiently wait upon the Lord, we prioritize our lives in such a way that we have a dependent relationship with Him.

For the impatient, waiting on God appears to be laziness or indifference. The truth is quite the opposite. Waiting means we are ready to obey His command. Waiting on Him means we have prioritized our lives so that nothing will conflict with the will of God when He reveals His truth to us. Waiting means the believer is actively listening, spiritually equipped, ready to obey the Master's call to action. While we wait, God is busy working behind the scenes.

It takes time for Him to teach us patience in waiting. "Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)

God will not invite us to join Him in what He is doing until we are ready. God is busy preparing something wonderful for those who love Him and wait upon Him. Things that will be be for our good and His glory.

Are you waiting patiently? Are you willing to wait until He speaks? God works with, in, and through those who wait on Him.

What are your thoughts?


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