Monday, January 22, 2018

Patiently Waiting--Part 1

I waited patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 40:1

Waiting is much more difficult than walking, for wait-
ing requires patience and patience is a rare virtue. We
enjoy knowing that God builds hedges around His
people, when we look at the hedge from the aspect
of protection. But when we see it growing higher and
higher until we can no longer see over it, we wonder
if we will ever get out of our little sphere of influence
and service, where we feel trapped. Sometimes it is
hard for us to understand why we do not have a larger
area of service, and it becomes difficult for us to "brigh-
ten the corner where we are." But God has a purpose
for all HIs delays.

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord."
Ps 37:23

Next to this verse, in the margin of his Bible, George
Mueller made this note: "And the stops too." It is a sad
mistake for someone to break through God's hedges. It
is a vital principle of the Lord's guidance for a Christian
never to move from the spot where he is sure God has
placed him, until the pillar of cloud moves.
Ex 13:21           From the Sunday School Times

Reader, many of you are at a standstill right now won-
during why you are not moving when everything around
you is moving at such a rapid pace. I do believe that we
can learn a great deal in these quiet periods, but I don't
really like it when I feel stuck.

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