DAY SIX: WAITING ON GOD
“In repentance and rest you will be saved. In quietness and trust is your strength.” (ISAIAH 30: 15)
YOU ARE GOOD TO THOSE WHO WAIT ON YOU
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord.” (LAMENTATIONS 3: 25)
“When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven… and much incense was given to him that he might add it to the prayers of the saints… and there followed peals of thunder, and sounds, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake…” (JOHN 14: 27)
“…The words of Job are ended.” (JOB 31: 40)
“Now he waited… but Samuel did not come… and the people were scattering from him… so I [Saul] forced myself…” (1 SAMUEL 13: 8-12)
Father, we repent for being constrained by what is popular, what sells, and what methods work. We have been led astray by brilliant marketers and have forced ourselves to act for quick results.
We return to wait upon You, for our hearts to burn again as we make room for Your glory in our silence… Our words are ended.
“Let him put his mouth in the dust, perhaps there is hope.”
God of all hope! Fill us with all joy and hope and peace in believing so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Oh would You rend the Heavens and come down so that our mountains would melt like wax!
• Am I satisfied and content with the Lord in silence?
• Where is God calling me to be still and wait for Him to act, rather than taking matters into my own hands?
• What does it look like for a nation to wait on God?
40-Days of Prayer for our Nation: Today also begins Day One of the 40-Days of Prayer leading up to Election Day. Today’s focus is humbling ourselves to the LORD or God. Presenting ourselves to Him as a sacrifice. Lev 16:29-34; Jer 3:25; Rom 6:13-19; Rom 12:1-2