While I’m Waiting

Psalm 3:7- Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 37:7- Be still before the Lord and wait for Him.

When we first moved from our home town (as I have shared previously), it seemed impossible that I would have an opportunity to teach to the extent I had in the past. We had been active in our previous church…I battled with feelings of purposelessness. I was a stranger in a strange place. But, as it had been often with the Lord, in the quietness of my solitude, His Spirit began to share; this time about waiting patiently for God to move.

The Spirit began teaching me about meekness—how to be kind, to practice self-control, and to remain teachable. I learned that meekness was having the power or ability to do something; but, instead of acting prematurely, submitting that ability to God for his timing and purpose. I had experience, but I needed to wait until the Lord had readied me—until He had spiritually prepared me for His service. I could not act or serve effectively in my own strength or will. God alone was to determine the state of my heart as to whether I was equipped to wholeheartedly glorify Him without any desire for personal recognition; and, whether I could continually rely confidently and completely on His grace and guidance.

And so now, as it was then, my prayer continues to be Psalm 5:3:

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Help me Lord to put into practice with meekness and love the lessons you have taught me, that I may glorify and please you in all that I do.

In the precious name of Jesus, Amen!