September 11, 2022
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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.
Therefore, turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
So, you’ve been waiting on God to answer your prayer, and waiting and waiting and waiting. Yet you still don’t see the manifestation of what you’ve been praying for. What do you do? You praise and thank God in the midst of the waiting. This is actively waiting on God instead of passively waiting.
When you passively wait on God to answer your prayer, you sit watching time, watching for signs to see if there’s any manifestation of your prayer request. You can become anxious, nervous, depressed as each day goes by and you don’t see your request or get what you requested from God. When you're passively waiting, you tend to watch other people passing by looking at what they have, measured against what you don’t have. When you're passively waiting, you can become discouraged thinking about how much time has gone by and you’re still – waiting. When you passively wait on God to answer your prayer request, you can become angry, disenchanted, self-absorbed, and focused on everything but the main thing, which is God. When you're passively waiting, your energy and your spirit tend to get low, and you can become spiritually weak and vulnerable, leaving the door open for other spirits to come in. When you're passively waiting, you become like a sponge, only you're soaking in more negative than positive into your mind, spirit, body, heart, and soul.
But when you actively wait on God to answer your prayer request, you are not just sitting on the bench watching everyone that passes by, you are sitting on that bench praising God so that everyone that passes by is wanting to praise God too! They are feeding off your high, positive, inspirational energy and worshipping God with you. You not only become a sponge, soaking in everything positive, but you become a beacon of light drawing others to Christ.
When you actively wait on God, instead of being self-absorbed, you are God-absorbed. You become so busy focused on God that you don’t have room to focus on anything else. When you actively wait on God, you read His word, you pray, you meditate on His goodness, you repent if you need to, you focus more on what you can do for Him instead of on what He can do for you. When you actively wait on God, you work on you and your relationship with God, not because you want anything from Him, but because you want to give Him everything that He wants from you.
When you actively wait on God, you give Him your all and use that time as an opportunity to draw closer and closer and closer to Him because no matter what, you know the best place to be is under the shadow of the Almighty. When you actively wait on God, you focus on Him, the problem solver and not the problem, you focus on Him the Miracle Worker and not the miracle you’re expecting. When you actively wait on God, you praise Him and thank Him, continuously, in the midst of your waiting. You put all your energy into giving Him all the glory that He deserves just because of who He is…
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for the blessed opportunity to actively wait on You to answer our prayers. Lord, we realize that when we actively wait on You, we must use the blessed time to continuously praise and thank You, keeping our focus only on You. Lord as we actively wait on You, we ask that You develop and increase our patience and faith. Show us things about ourselves that go far beyond that thing or those things which we seek and draw us closer and closer and closer to You. Lord, show us how to actively wait on You. We give You all the glory, praise, and honor because You are so worthy Lord, just because of who You are…
In Jesus most holy and precious name we pray, we love You Lord,
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