Wait on the Lord! That is something you will often hear from the pulpit. "We need to wait on the Lord."
We would probably all agree that is something we should do, but do we do it?
I'm afraid that to many of us, myself included, waiting means you stop talking for five seconds or so, listen intently for a moment and then start talking about what you should do. That is not waiting upon the Lord. That is listening to yourself talk to yourself! LOL!
I might be going out on a limb here but I think we talk too much when we pray. I think we need to do more listening... at least I do. If we're not careful, we can get so caught up in thinking about what we're going to say and what God should say that we miss God altogether. I don't want to miss God, how about you?
While God does respond very quickly at times, there are other times when He chooses to wait. There are lessons to be learned when we are waiting on the Lord.
When we truly wait on the Lord, it allows us to hear his voice rather than our own because we... are quiet. If you are talking, you are not waiting for God to speak, you are simply listening to yourself.
Waiting on the Lord requires us to walk by faith and not by sight. It is an exercise in patience... and trust. Do we really believe God hears our prayers? Do we really believe God is stronger than whatever we are facing. Do we believe it?
When we wait upon the Lord, He strengths and revives us. But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
May we all learn to ... wait on the Lord!