Monday, February 27, 2017

Be Still Before the Lord

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

'Have you prayed and prayed, and waited and waited
and still you see no evidence of an answer? Are you
tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of
giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the
right way, which removes you from the right plane--
the place where the Lord can meet you. 

"Wait for it patiently" (Rom 8:25) 
Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said he would 
come, and His promise is equal to His presence. 
Patience eliminates weeping. Why feel sad and 
discouraged? He knows your needs better than you 
do, and His purpose in waiting is to receive more glory 
through it. Patience eliminates self works.
"The work of God is this: to believe." (John 6:29)
Once you believe , you may know all is well. Patience 
eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive 
what you want is stronger than your desire for the will 
of God to be fulfilled. Patience eliminates all weakness. 
Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, 
realize that God is preparing His resources and 
strengthening you as well. Patience eliminates all 
"He touched me and raised me to my feet." 
(Dan 8:18)
God's foundations are steady, and when we have 
His patience within, we are steady while we wait.
Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part
of praiseful waiting is experiencing 
"great endurance and patience...joyfully." 
(Col 1:11)

While you wait, 
"let (all these aspects of) patience have her perfect 
work. (James 1:4)
You will be greatly enriched.'
(CHP from Streams in the Desert)

Reader, this was the perfect word for me today.
How about you?

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