We all know how hard it is sometimes to wait on God. To wait for those prayers to be answered. If we want to get God’s vision for our lives, we must wait to hear it.
As it says in Habakkuk 2:1, “I will …. station myself.”
What does this mean? It means to stay put. To be still.
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” ~ Psalm 62:5
Hurry is the death of prayer. We all have pressures in our lives and we all get in a hurry. But to hear God, we must stop and listen. He will not speak to us as we are running out the door, or running around town staying busy. He wants us to sit with Him and to listen in our prayer time.
Sometimes, my prayer time is in my car, as I sit in traffic or at a red light. And those moments are great, but God wants more! He wants us to slow down and sit with Him. How can I truly listen to God in the car? I don’t know about you, but sometimes in my morning prayer at home, I am overcome by the Holy Spirit and sit in awe, not moving and unaware of my surroundings. How can this happen in the car with all the distractions around me? How can God truly speak to me in the middle of the road? He can, but will I hear him? Not sure, if it’s safe for me to sit in awe at a red light!
So, how do you slow down and calm your mind? First, we must sit and stop. Relax your body, take deep breaths, and relax your muscles. As you pray, stop talking, stop requesting and listen. Listen for His voice!
David says there are three things to do as you wait:
- Wait quietly — “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, because my hope is in him” (Psalm 62:5 NLT).
- Wait patiently — “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act” (Psalm 37:7a NLT).
- Wait expectantly — “I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised” (Psalm 130:5 TLB).
And remember, most importantly, expect to hear from God!
“But waiting is the faith factor. We wait expectantly, and waiting on God is never a waste of time.” ~ Rick Warren
It’s the best time!
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