Know HIS Ways……………

————–the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line

The Nature of Waiting on God (Part II)

Written By: Karline Fischer - Mar• 25•19

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

Wait (H6960): to wait, look for, hope, expect, linger, to collect, bind together, to twist, to bind. 

The word, “wait” in the above scripture is a reminder of Jesus’ words on the Sermon on the Mount.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew5:6

In the natural, hunger and thirst are some of the basic needs of humanity that has to be met or people cannot function well. We are all committed to nourishing our bodies and ensuring that it does not go hungry or thirsty for too long. Similarly, those who walk with God understand the significance and the importance of being desperately hungry and thirsty for Him. Those who seek God and hunger and thirst for His righteousness, God feeds them and makes them full.  

In the above passage (Psalm 25:4-5), David is declaring his commitment and his desperation for the ways of God. He has no other place to go. He has no other option except to wait on God to show him His ways. David has bound himself to God, and he is not letting go. He is not going anywhere, and he is not quitting. The Lord is the only one with answers, so he will remain in the presence of God and seek Him until He is filled by Him.

In our culture, we have many options in every area of life whether it is grocery stores, restaurants, entertainment, cars, clothes, etc. We don’t get easily desperate for anything. We can always come up with plans B,C, or D if plan A does not work out. Therefore, waiting is not something we have to exercise to the point of desperation. However, if things were different and we only had one place to purchase food or get drink of water, we would deal with life a lot differently. We would have a greater desperation to seek after what we needed.

In truth, the Lord is our only option. The more convinced we become with that fact, the more desperately we will wait to get His insight and direction in life. We would not entertain or exercise other options. This is a test of our spiritual maturity. Are we willing to wait on God because we are convinced that He is the only answer? Or are we going to try to exercise our plan B or C until we hit our head against a wall? The former leads to being filled with the Lord and the latter will cause us to a make U-turn and possibly pay a high price for it! 

Are you desperate to Know God’s ways? Are you willing to wait for Him to show you His way? Do you see Him as your only option or have you come up with alternative plans to meet your needs? 

 

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