Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Waiting On God" Part 2

(Thanks again to our dear friend Alison for the inspiration)

       From yesterday's message:

       "Finally, does the peace of God keep our hearts as we wait no less than His fulfillment will thrill our hearts when it occurs?  "Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee" (Isaiah 26:3).  God Himself serves as the fulfillment of our hearts, as opposed to His doings on our behalf.  Indeed, we may find that the journey of faith necessitated by waiting on the Lord provides no less glory than His promises fulfilled.  "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him" commanded the Psalmist (Psalm 37:7).  David could not mandate such peace if it were not possible.  Certainly it is, and again, we may find the journey no less glorious through Christ than its destination."

      A few more thoughts about this particular point regarding waiting on God.  We've all taken trips to cherished destinations that also included beautiful scenery and experiences along the way.  The journey sometimes blesses us no less than the arrival.  This can be the case in our spiritual pilgrimages to God's promised provisions and blessings.  Waiting on God rightly requires walking with God faithfully, trusting and submitting ourselves to His glory and will as we make our way.  This requires the communication with Him that results from regularly reading the Scriptures, prayer, and availing ourselves of the encouragement and challenge of fellowship with other believers.  Indeed, how could our Lord more honor us than inviting us to journey with Him to promised destinations? "I will be with thee" He said to Israel long ago (Isaiah 43:2).  Born again believers in the Lord Jesus can be sure of even greater Presence as our Lord journeys both with and within us as we go.  "I will dwell in them and walk in them" (II Corinthians 6:16).

    Let us not miss the sights and scenes of the journey as we make our way to the fulfillment of God's promises.  Wonders of His heart and His working await us along the path that we can discover in no other way.   The opportunity of a lifetime awaits us whenever we must wait on God as we walk with God.

"As You Go"


I wait for you, My child, wherever you may go.
I'll be there when you arrive,
I'll be with you as you go.

For we live our life together,
 you venture not alone.
Our hearts made one forever,
united in My Son.

I wait for you, My child, 
I'll be with you as you go.

I made you for such grace, 
to be My Spirit's home.
Oh, look into My face,
and with assurance know

that we'll always be together,  
you'll never be alone.
We'll be as one forever,
each other's love to know.

I wait for you, My child, 
I'll be with you as you go.

Forever beckons to us, 
as does this day, this hour.
My Spirit's peace imparts
the presence and the power

for you to journey with Me, 
in darkness or in light.
I am in your heart forever,
and in this day, this night.

I wait for you, My child,  
I'll be with you as you ago…
I'll be with you as you go.

"The Lord thy God, He it is that shall go with thee."
(Deuteronomy 31:6)

"My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him."
(Psalm 62:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."
(Psalm 29:2)

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