Saturday, 15 March 2014

YOU NEED TO WAIT FOR GOD (11)

TEXT: PSALM 37:7-9
“Be still in the presence of the lord and wait patiently for him to act, don’t worry about evil who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper, it only leads to harm. For the wicked will destroyed, but those who trust in the lord will possess the land.”
The blessing of the Lord makes riches and adds no sorrow to it
 (Proverbs 10:22).  The text says “BE STILL IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD” this means when waiting, you need to calm your body, soul, and Spirit during your waiting period. There should not be any negative attitude, like anger, grumbling and negative confession. You need to wait expectantly knowing fully that God will not forsake you. Some people wait on the lord, but they wait passively, they have accepted their fate. They don’t believe that the situation can change, but because they cannot do anything to change it, they decided to let it go the way it wants to go. These types of waiters have no faith in God anymore, they don’t believe in the power of God. God did not delight in passive waiters; He wants His children to have trust in Him even in the midst of affliction. The expectant waiters are those that praise God during problem, they are those that are on the highest height of faith that their focus is not on what is going on around them but on God.
Examples of people that waited on God are Daniel, in Daniel 2: 46-49. he refused to defile himself, he waited on God to vindicate him, and at the end his waiting made God to promote him as one of the king’s ministers. David also waited 15 years from the time he was first anointed by Samuel to the time he became king over Judah, then another seven years before he became king over the whole Israel. Job also waited on God when Satan attacked him; he did not turn against God, and the lord bless his later part more than his beginning. Abraham waited patiently and expectantly for God to give him Isaac.
Refusing to wait for God may cause destruction and failure, it is compulsory for you to wait for God to act. Don’t act with your human understanding. There are some examples of some people who could not wait for God in the bible and they were rejected and destroyed. Samson was suppose to be a child of destiny, but because of his impatience and his inability to wait for God when it was time to choose a wife, he ended up in the hand of a wrong woman and that led to his destruction and his death( Judges 16). Saul also was unable to wait for Samuel the anointed servant of God to perform the sacrifice, rather he (Saul) went ahead to perform the sacrifice on behalf of Samuel. This made the lord to replace him with David and that act of impatience cost him his Throne! While you are waiting, God is working behind the scene on your behalf. Give Him time to arrange every detail so that you can receive the best. Wait patiently and expectantly for God to act!


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