Posted on August 8, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
God speaks to me in many ways as I’m sure He does to you. When I read His Word, He always has something to say to me. I can read some passage 10 different times and there might be 10 different messages in there for me. His Word is alive as it says in Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
I have found that God uses people to “speak” to me at different times too. Sometimes it may be encouragement, at other times direction, and yet other times to help convict me of some sin or disobedience. I have to say I’m not always listening.
God even “speaks” to me through His beautiful creation…but I have never heard God “speak” to me like He did a few weeks ago. One morning while I was reading scripture, praying and spending a little quiet time with the Lord, I heard 3 words. It was awesome! The words seemed to come from nowhere. It seemed as though I “heard” it in my head. God was trying to tell me something but I’m still seeking God on what it means for me.
What I heard was “wait…wait…wait.” I thought…hold on! What does that mean? Lord can’t you give me a little more information? I’ve never heard you before…can you elaborate just a bit…please?
There was a time when I was an extremely impatient person…trials taught me patience in so many areas of my life. I must admit that it doesn’t flow over to all areas of my life. There are times I grow impatient; some are “godly” things I’ve been praying for like the salvation of my son. Some are not so “godly” like a remodeled kitchen. I decided to see what the Bible had to say on waiting and here are a few verses that spoke the loudest to me.
Psalm 27:4 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
You know, it really doesn’t matter what God is asking me to “wait” on because I think He is telling me to just wait on His timing and sovereignty in…whatever. It’s in the waiting that I will find peace and strength.
I think I’ve been holding out on you Lord and need to lay a few more things at the foot of the cross. Teach me Lord and guide me in all my thoughts, ways and deeds because all my hope is in you.
Written by Mary Ann Kiernan: Mary Ann recently retired after 11 years on staff at America’s Keswick, where she served both in women’s ministry and as the Intake Manager at the Colony of Mercy.
Think About This: “Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” – Thomas Merton
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Yet I am the Lord your God ever since the land of Egypt, and you shall know no God but Me; for there is no savior besides Me. – Hosea 13:4
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.