Friday, 14 February 2020

Wait Upon The Lord

Scripture:  Isaiah 40 v 31: "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."

Some years ago it was revealed that the word WAIT could be interpreted as Wisdom, Anointing, Instruction, Timing.  When we understand the depths of what Jesus is busy building in us and for His kingdom, it makes it essential to keep this in mind.

Wisdom:  Our best sources of wisdom are the Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit.  When the Lord gives you a project or task your confirmation will come from the Bible.  When you know the Word, you will know that what has been suggested flows with goals of the Bible.  The overall theme of the Bible reflects God's will to save souls and disciple them to enable them to save others.

The Holy Spirit firstly witnesses with your spirit to the truth.  If the project is not from God and will waste time and money, you will get a very uneasy feeling within.  This will grow to bring doubt and a mental block.  Pray to make sure the enemy is not trying to deceive you, and make sure the Lord has initiated it for His kingdom to grow.

Anointing:  When you are filled with the Holy Spirit and experience His wonderful gifts (1 Corinthians 12), you will understand His anointing.  It's almost like a rider guides a horse.  You get a nudge, feel His warmth, feel pulled in a certain direction.  Others get into the flow of it which is a 'corporate anointing'.  The more you pray and fellowship together the more abundantly the Holy Spirit flows with you.  With His guidance and your obedience your project should prosper.

Instruction:  Whenever you build some thing for God, He already has the plan of it ready to download to those He has chosen to execute it.  He has those who will finance it, provide material for it and have the know-how to do it to His satisfaction.  So do not try to superimpose your own ideas over His plan!  Wait for instructions.  Moses needed just such instructions to build the mobile Temple in the Wilderness.  Noah needed exact dimensions to build an ark.

So if you are planning to build a ministry, church, family or anything else you believe God is needing, don't go solo, or even in a committee, unless He is directing operations.  Wait Upon the Lord to reveal His perfect plan.  Many great ideas have floundered because the Lord's instructions were not sought or followed.

Timing:  The Lord God Almighty is seldom in a hurry.  He does not often do rush jobs.  He plans way ahead of the finest human minds on everything needed to make a successful project work.  He has the exact day and hour in mind to achieve this.  He does not need our schedule to override His.  He does not like being insulted but He is very patient.

To be a great asset on His team your best plan is to fully submit to His will.  Pray for the ability to wait until He is ready and you will be filled with joy at the outcome.  Noah was told to build an ark to withstand the worst ever flood, hundreds of miles from the coast in an area where it had not rained for a century.  He was mocked and scoffed at until God had filled his ark with animals, birds, insects, plus Noah and his family.  Then the devastating rains came and the mockers were locked out by God.  His timing is always perfect.

God has planned for the chaos and mayhem of these last days before Jesus returns.  Jesus told us the sequence of events in Matthew 24 that would herald His coming.  Only God the Father knows the day and hour.  Not even Jesus knows.  So all those who claim to know are lying.  Just wait on the Lord and worship Him in Spirit and in truth.  He will reveal all you ever need in good time.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, teach us to be patient and to wait for Your wisdom, anointing, Instruction and timing to fulfil all Your perfect will.  Let us not exceed Your wonderful plans with our own finite ideas that are not endorsed by You, and will fail. Thank You for all You have already achieved for us. In Jesus' name. Amen.