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Monday, October 19, 2015

WAITING ON THE LORD

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14
     This Psalm is one of King David’s where his enemies were pursuing him.  It is a Psalm of faith. Whether in good times or in bad, one must understand that waiting on the Lord is not an option.  We simply must wait on Him if we are to enjoy the fruits of His perfect will for us.  To know His will takes wisdom, patience and understanding. We cannot know the Lord’s will if we don’t take the time to know Him. 
     Waiting on the Lord can be an adventure. It’s such an important topic that I wrote an entire book on the subject*. It’s no secret that man doesn’t like to wait. Therefore waiting for God can be excruciating at times. In our haste to get God’s answer many times we move forward fully believing that He has spoken to us, when all the while we were just responding to our own desires.  It takes time to cultivate the spiritual discernment to hear from the Holy Spirit of God.  We need to want His will more than our own. 
     Knowing the Lord brings us strength.  Our faith is bolstered by knowing Him because in knowing Him we understand His true nature. The more we know of God the more real His word becomes to us.  We begin to realize the depth of the phrase “unconditional love” and the importance faith and trust is to our walk. Learn to wait for the Lord’s leading and allow your God-given courage to bring strength to your heart. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
* There Are No McDonald’s in Heaven: Waiting on God written by RL Keller; Westbow Press; 2012.

Resources: The Treasury of David; Charles H. Spurgeon.

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