Devotionals & Poems

Waiting On The Lord

 

Have you ever wondered how we are to wait on God? What does He mean when He says we should wait on Him? Let’s look at a couple of scripture verses to help us understand this: first, and I believe foremost, is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Does this apply to our physical life here on earth? Probably, to some extent, however let’s focus on the higher aspect, the spiritual. “Those who wait on the Lord” in this verse, in the language that Isaiah understood is “to bind together (perhaps by twisting)” and figuratively “to expect”. So, it is to come together in unity with Him, allowing His Spirit to bond us with Him and His word, like twisting threads together to form a strong cord or rope, and anticipating His strength. Now in Psalm 62:5, to “wait silently for God alone” uses a different word that the Psalmist would understand to mean “to be dumb” and “by implication to stop; also to perish” Instead of trying to reason things out by your own intuition or intellect, stop, and become as one dumb before Him, resigning yourself expectantly into His hands, submitting to His way! In John 17:21, as Jesus prayed for unity He not only prayed for unity among His followers, but that we would become one with Him and the Father; in other words be “twisted” together with Him like the strands that form the twine rope or cord, bonding our frail strand with the strength of His word and His Spirit. To see a picture of this in operation read Acts chapters 1-2.

Are You Waiting On God

-prophetic exhortation given to Rose Hill

As My people were on the day of Pentecost, so I want you all to be of one accord in one place, saith God. Be of one mind and one desire, praying and seeking me for the same thing. Be assembled together in one place. All minds must be in full agreement devoted steadfastly to prayer and waiting on Me saith God. For they who wait on Me shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. So wait upon Me and silently submit to Me. Hope in Me and expect Me to do something wonderful for you. Do you remember what happened when the hundred and twenty were in the upper room and I responded to their waiting on Me? They were all filled with the Power of the Spirit.  Those who saw My power demonstrated were beside themselves with amazement. A powerful sermon was preached; the people said, “what shall we do”? And three thousand souls were saved that very day! So I say again be as one person in one place and see what great and mighty miracles I will do for you.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission.

 

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