Waiting on the Lord
God works for those who love Him and wait upon Him. When
we make ourselves available to Him, we are marveled by the things He does in and
The apostle Paul saw that great truth put into practice in
His life and ministry. "But just as it is written, “Things which eye has
not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, all
that God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
The apostle is quoting Isaiah 64:4. God is at work all
about us. What do you see Him doing today in your community, the school you
attend, your family, and in your life?
When God is at work, it is so magnificent that you can see
it only as the Holy Spirit makes it known. It is so obvious that only God can
do it. God’s works are so wonderful that they can be understood only by the
interpretation of the Holy Spirit.
God prepares marvelous things for those who are occupied
with Him. He does this for those who wait on Him because they love Him. How
tragic when we try to do His work without Him. “Apart from Me you can do
nothing” (John 15:5).
Are you patiently waiting for Him to invite you to come and
join Him in what He is doing? Until then He is busy working within us preparing
us for that work. Are you adjusting your attitudes, thinking, and behavior to
the truth you know concerning Him and His relationship with you? When we wait
upon the Lord, we are busy putting our life in order making sure we are in a
right relationship with Him. In proportion as we love Him, we are waiting on
Him. It means we will love Him as we have never loved Him before.
Waiting on God is not laziness or indifference. Waiting
means I am ready to obey His command. Waiting on Him means I have so ordered
the command center of my life that nothing will conflict with the will of God
when He speaks or directs. Waiting means the Christian is alert, listening,
dressed, and ready to obey His Master. We wait while God works. One of the
areas where He works is deep within us. It takes time for Him to teach us
patience in waiting. He has made us to become “partakers of the divine nature”
(2 Peter 1:4).
He is busy at work. What is He doing? "For by these He
has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may
become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in
the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in
your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and
in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in
your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in
your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are
increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 1:4-8).
God cannot and will not invite us to join Him in what He is
doing until He has us ready. Terrible things happen when we run ahead of Him to
do His work. Our works, without His working, falls to the ground prematurely
God is busy preparing something for those who love Him and
wait upon Him that eyes have never seen and ear has not heard, things that have
never entered into the hearts or imaginations which only the Spirit of God can
Are you patiently waiting upon Him? When His call comes,
we can only stand back and say, “I saw God do it!”
Are you willing to wait until He speaks? Are you making
yourself available to Him? God works with, in, and through those who wait on
Him. Are you available? That is all He asks of you and me right now.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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