Waiting on the Lord

Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4, 5. NKJV.

Growing in the knowledge of God requires waiting upon Him by disciplining ourselves in cultivating an environment built on love for Him. As used here Wait, Hebrew Qavah Strong’s #6960 means to “bind together” through a process of intertwining, clearly suggesting the virtual envelopment of our soul with God. img_home_06

To wait upon the Lord is to encourage a sensitivity both to His presence and His promptings, which quiets our hearts, focuses our minds through thanksgiving and praise, and allows Him to reveal any subtle attitudes or forgotten sins that would dull our sensitivity to His voice (Ps.66:18).

Accept the NT call to, therefore gird up the loins of your mind,(I like to think of fastening the belt of my mind, calling my mind to attention) be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:13, meditate on God’s Word, and respond with focused worship.

Dedicate times alone with God for waiting and for interaction with Him.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 02:01:36

    Great verse, Manny. And thanks for the education once again.

    In my flesh, it is sometime difficult to wait on the Lord. What prayer verse!!!! I will remember this one for sure. Light in the darkness it is.

    God’s blessings my friend…

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  2. Mannyr
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 15:09:14

    Chris, i have struggled with this concept for years. What always happens is, “Oh did I turn the stove off, oh, i need to call so and so, don’t forget to go by the bank—on and on.

    A friend gave me a real nugget, he said, “Take a small pad and when these thoughts come along just write them down.” It works!

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