1 Samuel 12:16 “Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!”
Frequently frivolous things fill our vessels like “absence of thought” and “mindless distraction”.
Pondering souls lost in spaces with daydreams, so seemingly are we then plagued by Inaction.
Though as still standing statues appearing to most, though seen empty of value as fractured clay jars;
we are FAR from indifferent, confused or lethargic! Our GOD WHO refills us is Bethlehem’s Star!
So we pause to gain Wisdom, HIServants prostrate…found immovably steadfast and bearing HIS NAME!
Therefore being found faithful by WAITING on HIM shall be our chosen “action” despite man’s disdain!
As HIServant watching and waiting with you,
Devotional: Exodus 14:13 “But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today…the Egyptians you see today will never be seen again!”
The very LAST thing our flesh wants to “do” in a dire situation is to stand still. To do nothing. To wait on someone else to hopefully intervene.
But since we feel burned from past pains when we did wait on others, we do not “stand still and wait on GOD”. It’s failing human nature which “stands out” like a sore thumb and cause of historical failure and stumbling.
Even so, the only way HE teaches us through HIS WORD is…is to wait on HIM. To pray for guidance and wait for an answer. To deny the urge to intervene in HIS timing.
You know this. Joseph had to wait 13 years to get out of prison yet GOD had a perfect plan for him. Abraham and Sarai were to wait for their promised heir and son but they took matters into their own hands.
The greatest joys we can know come from deep, intercessory prayer for others and then for us…seeking HIS will together and waiting together.
People cross our paths and in our haste, thinking we know best, bad business and marriages result because HIS choice, the best one for us, would come later.
“But how do we know?” Great question and one that presses against the soul of countless Christians seeking HIS will.
Perhaps the best answer is comparing our request to what we know is NOT HIS will. Fortunately HIS is able and just and saves us from our never-ending mistakes!
But once we have isolated only the areas we don’t have clarity in, then we have focused prayer. Then we can lay out our fleece as Gideon and discern what is HIS movement and what is ours.
Yes, Life moves rapidly and issues from so many different directions demand immediate answers!
So I’ll conclude with a point made in the Crossroads Trilogy. Nehemiah 2:4 “Then the king said unto me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the GOD of heaven.”
Reading Chapters 1 & 2 provide the context that Nehemiah was a slave in captivity. He was the king’s cupbearer. A slave cannot appear sad before the king. A slave cannot ask him questions or do anything except serve and accept whatever they choose to do to them.
But here the king asks him a question and Nehemiah WAITED. He WAITED to respond to the king and instead prayed to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!
To shorten the story, Nehemiah’s prayers are answered and he is sent with great favor and provisions to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem!
What favor not from man but GOD WHO turns the hearts of men whichever way HE desires! So! WAIT upon the Sovereign Majestic of all the Ages, oh my soul!
Wait and Watch why the hand of GOD will do AND is doing!
Amen and amen!