So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
What is your “waiting life” like?
Have you prayed and waited for the Lord to answer? What did you do while you were waiting? Do you remember this passage?
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. (NKJV)
How many times would you have walked around the walls before you started complaining? Waiting on God to move miraculously in your life can be the most challenging thing you have to do.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! (New King James Version NKJV)
You have instructions for victory in your life while you wait.
Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him, To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word]. (Amplified Bible AMP)
It is in the waiting where true spiritual growth and maturation occur.
James 5:7 For this reason, my brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the return of the Lord. Look! The farmer knows how to wait patiently for the land to produce vegetables and fruits. He cannot harvest a freshly planted seed. Instead, he waits for the early and the late showers to nourish the soil. (The Voice TVT)
Waiting is when you remember what God has already done; deepen your prayer life and relationship with the Lord and spend time in worship.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
As you meditate on the Lord, your waiting will become easier. His presence will keep you as you wait.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I have sung the song “I Don’t Mind Waiting”. There came a day when I really thought about what those words meant. I had to repent right then. When I thought I needed You to move, I wanted You to move right then. I realized; I did mind waiting. I needed to stop singing that song for a while. I realized I needed some adjustments made inside me. I needed to allow You to fix me; that way, when I sang that song, it would be true. You taught me there are blessings for me when I learned how to wait. If I wait with anticipation and not anxiety; You give me increased knowledge of You; You strengthened my heart; You test and increase my faith, and You teach me how to trust You completely. There is power in waiting. When I get wobbly, You keep me from giving up. Thank You for creating a time for me to wait. Now I can sing that song with conviction. I don’t mind waiting because I am waiting for You…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.