WAIT FOR ME!
August 21, 2019
The other day I watched a father chasing his son shouting, “Wait for me!” and then I heard the Holy Spirit say:” there are so many of God´s children running- ahead of me -not waiting for my guidance or commands. I try to call them back, but they do not listen.”
I personally am not fond of waiting. Waiting in line or in a waiting room really gets to me sometimes. But as I heard the Spirit, I suddenly felt compelled to ask for forgiveness and I believe I am not the only one who has to learn to WAIT for the Holy Spirit.
In Psalm 27:14 we are reminded that ,”Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”
Furthermore, in Psalm 37:4 we are promised, “For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.”
One of the important exhortations of the Bible is the call to “wait on the Lord.” Even though God promises special blessings for waiting, waiting is one of the most difficult assignments of Scripture. Why is it so hard? Because, as a part of fallen humanity, we are so prone to take matters into our own hands, to follow our own plans, our own will. Yet, over and over again we are told in Scripture “wait on the Lord.”
“I want it now!”. Our society has grown accustomed to immediate gratification. Due to modern technology and all our conveniences; telephones, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, fast foods, airplanes, etc We have many things immediately at our fingertips. Just think of the speed of the latest computer technology in comparison with the computers of only a few years ago.
But God´s word is clear teaching us that there is “a time to plow, a time to sow, and a time to reap”, but they are never done all together or at the same time. That is why it is so important to be led by the Spirit to act at the right time! We read in Psalm 145:15 “The eyes of all look to Thee, And Thou dost give them their food in due time.” Galatians 6:9 “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.”
Waiting for the Lord includes keeping His way or doing what is right. We should consider Lamentations 3:25 “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.” These verses and many others teach us that the essence of waiting is trust or faith in the nature and character of God.
The next time, before making a minor or major decision, WAIT for him and the Holy Spirit until you HEAR HIS VOICE saying- GO! Then go for it and He will bless you for waiting for HIM.