Wait for the Lord
Be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD (Psalm 27:14).
Jesus drew my eyes to this verse at least five times this past Wednesday. Chuckles in my gut erupted as I typed a reply on Twitter “I am waiting, Lord”.
I had no idea what I was waiting for or why I needed courage.
How dare I even assume that the only time I would wait on Him is when I asked Him for something?
Confused but trusting. With Jesus, there are zero accidents in life. When a message repeats and multiplies before your eyes, it is time to hop to attention with your ears, eyes and heart wide open.
While praying for others, I was led to share this God-breathed encouragement with some. As is true for the Bible, the words speak life into a variety of situations.
However, my spirit hung in wonder of our all mighty Lord and Savior who knows what’s coming in my life when I don’t.
Ignoring the low rumble in the pits, those feelings of being overwhelmed which come alive like Gremlins when exposed to light.
Yes, I believe I was denying them, pressing on toward the prize.
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, two written blogs, twice weekly vlogs, interceding, leading, preparing for speaking …
Jesus led me to focus on Twitter and the story blog, this one. I received a strong sense of a pause, not a coming death.
My flesh protested, “Lord, I must write. I love my time with you, what you reveal when I write. I need that time. Here on the blog and Twitter, what if I lose momentum, followers? I have always heard to keep going, keep growing.”
Anytime I chose to be still yesterday, the supernatural sense was the same. Take a break from Twitter and this blog.
To embrace His leading, I need courage because His plans are rarely in line with human guidelines and exhortations.
To defy what humans have taught me and heed Our Lord’s wisdom.
Yes, courage to step away … to press pause … to allow Him to pour into the expectant vessel of my soul and prepare me for speaking the last weekend of September.
Taking heart means I absorb His holy wisdom for my life, for the time such as this.
I am not sure if I am waiting for something else. Seems He drew me closer with the smattering of Psalm 27:14 into a period of wait.
Wondering if we shall always be in wait for Him?
Waiting for Jesus to return.
Waiting for His wisdom to guide our steps.
Waiting, suspending our wills and listening like children.
We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to us to decrease (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest).
I appreciate your patience as I step away from this blog. In the meantime, we can still connect.
I will continue posting poetry at https://faithhopeandpoetry.blog
I will continue vlogs at https://Facebook.com/jdibble4Him
I will continue my presence on Instagram https://Instagram.com/@jayjule03
I will continue to pray for those who come forward and ask. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will continue to read other blogs as time allows.
I plan to return here October 15th.
May God bless you abundantly today.