Thank God it is 2014! At the beginning of the year so many people start off by waiting upon the Lord through fasting and prayer. Many a times, we don’t have answers to our prayers because we don’t wait on Him appropriately. To wait on God is beyond fasting and prayers. I pray for an understanding of this subject in Jesus name, Amen.
Waiting upon the Lord is crucial to our spiritual strength, our living, business and everything that pertains to us. It is your soul that can wait upon God. Psa 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
The reason you wait on Him is because your source is from him alone, Is 40:28-31.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
God has everything we can ever need. He can give power, might and strength. And the real strength of a man is spiritual which comes from God. When you wait upon God all of Heaven’s resources can be yours. We need strength to withstand these evil days in which we live: strength to live, to overcome the enemy and surmount challenges. At different times in life we face all sorts. Therefore, we need the strength from above to overcome, Lam 3:24-26.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
I want to bring to you the absolute importance of waiting. It is a bit higher than fasting and prayers. It is done with your spirit. It should be a way of life for the Christian. It is as important as breathing the air. It is by the spirit we receive anything from God, and this comes through waiting quietly on Him. Knowing God starts from waiting upon Him.
Three Major Things You Must Do To Wait Upon The Lord
Our relationship and fellowship with God is the basis of our waiting upon Him. These three things are inclusive but not exclusive of others. These three things cannot be separated from each other.
- Maintaining an altar of prayer. Prayer is the contact of the human spirit with God. Prayer is drawing the spiritual strength and resources of God, Ps 27:13-14. This is the prayer of worship, praise, casting your burden and cares upon Him. No prayer made with faith is ever in vain.
- Fasting. You can pray without fasting, but when you add fasting to your prayers you do well. Fasting is waiting upon the Lord. It is a spiritual discipline.
- Meditation on God and His word. When you have Jesus you have everything. The totality of everything we need is in Jesus. There is a spiritual osmosis in meditation. The release of spiritual things from the realm of God to your human spirit. It is the movement and percolation of spiritual realities into your spirit. Meditation is a quiet, patiently waiting, and spirit-filled thinking. Meditation is separation, sacrifice and silence. When you are quiet then God can move. Stillness belongs to God. Hab 2:20, Rev 8:1, Ps 104:1-35.
Hab 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
When We Wait What Do We Do?
- We acknowledge God is our source of life, supply and strength.
- We humble ourselves. This is absolute surrender.
- We trust Him completely and put our gaze on Him, Ps 123:2.
- We acknowledge He alone can maintain what he has created.
- We acknowledge His presence. The presence of God manifest among those who acknowledge it, Acts 10:33-35 and 44.
- We acknowledge we need instructions that we don’t have, Ps 103:1-6.
- We acknowledge we need the revelations that we don’t have.
- We receive into our hearts the strength to move on.
When You Don’t Wait
- You dethrone Him.
- You don’t consult nor consider Him.
- You could miss Him.
- You could take unfruitful decisions.
Take time to wait on God before starting any endeavour. Waiting on God builds a working relationship and fosters a living fellowship with Him. Animals wait for God as a way of life. But humans do same intelligently and spiritually. Waiting on God engages your soul, spirit and heart. Make it an attitude. Make it a way of life.