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What to do while you are waiting on the Lord?

So many of us are making petitions to the Lord, and waiting for direction from him. Today, I want to explore the word of God on this topic. What we should be doing while we wait.
For some waiting on the Lord means to literally sit and do nothing until he responds. Others call themselves “stepping out on faith” which means to throw caution to the wind purchasing things that they don’t have the money to pay for, and believing that God is going to open up a fishes mouth for them and pay the bill. Not realizing the contextual circumstances under which Yahushah (Jesus) did that, which was not for the purpose of buying million dollar homes, or extravagant cars, but to pay for something that He himself said His people shouldn’t have been subject to paying because of the kingdom they were apart of. (Matt. 17:25-27) He was meeting a need for his people not a whim. One is obedience, the other is presumption, we must make sure we know the difference.
Many will say we are not waiting on God, God is waiting on us, and that is true. The reason why God doesn’t give us the thing we are waiting for, is because many of us are not mature enough to receive it. This is like a parent who stores up clothes too large, saves up money for college while a child is still a toddler, or waits months or years to give them something important that was purchased in advance. We are not withholding things from them to punish them, but we are waiting until they are mature enough to appreciate it. If you give them something before they understand the value of it they will misuse it or devalue it. Likewise, the Father is waiting on us.

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
(Jas 4:1-3)

Many of us are asking God for something that he is saying not now, for this very reason. We are asking but he is saying “no” for the same reason you wouldn’t give a ten year old a brand new car or your fifteen year old their college fund to invest. We misuse what he has blessed us with, and then rather than return to Him in repentance, we actually ask Him for more things that takes us further away from Him. For some of us the only way we will stay near the cross is when we are in trouble. But what if our wants were simpler? What if all we wanted from God is what he wants for us? What if we just placed our lives at his feet and said, Father I don’t want anything sooner than I am able to handle it, I only want what I am spiritually mature enough to handle for now. What if we chose to be faithful with that which he has given us that he said we are mature enough to handle? Perhaps then we would see the fulfillment of this passage of scripture in our lives.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
(Joh 15:7-8)

So I leave you with this question, what are we seeking the Father for? Is it for things that we want, or are we seeking for things that will help us bear fruit for his kingdom, so we shall be his disciples?

Love Lessons I: Uncorrupt Communication

There are love lessons the Father desires to teach us, that I think we miss when we take the cowardly way out of things.  In many important relationships I have found myself ducking uncomfortable conversations and avoiding confronting issues that needed to be confronted because I didn’t want to do the work that a relationship required.  As a result it has caused me to be an emotional recluse.  I have allowed bad experiences that I have had in confronting issues to dictate what I will and won’t share and as a result I have secretly lived a double life like James Bond, I went into hiding in relationships while inwardly I was this self righteous heroine making excuses for my seclusion.  I share this because this blog holds me accountable, as well as helps me to share what I know is not just my issue with others so that with the Father’s help we can all find our way out.  Now, I don’t have it all figured out, I will say that going in, but I will say that no matter how small the offense is, if it disturbs your sleep for even a second it is worth addressing.  Because Yah gives His beloved sleep. (Psa. 127:2)

Confrontation should be done in love and with self in consideration.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (Gal 6:1) Emphasis mine

The correct approach is to do to others as you would want to be done to you.  While correction is never a pleasant experience because who wants to be told they are going in the wrong direction, even if they are.  However, I believe we can at least pray before we approach people who we correct, not that it will always be received, but at least you can insure that your words are ordered from heaven rather than gut reaction.  We should never feel so comfortable with someone that we don’t take in consideration their feelings.  Preserving the relationship should be considered, and I think often times in the closest relationships we can get to a place where we take each other for granted. We believe we can take advantage of our position and think we can dismiss with the formality of respect and humility.  Relationships are torn apart by lips without discretion, or words without thought, and no matter how spiritual we consider ourselves if we don’t have control over our lips then we are not okay with Yah.  To hold within, or to speak outside of the parameters of love is two sides of the same wrong coin and no matter how hard you try you can’t make a U.S. store take any other places currency.  Beautiful communication isn’t a matter of being eloquent of speech, but rather being meek at heart.  Sharing your heart will always get you further with people than sharing your knowledge.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Rev 12:11)

It is our testimony of Yah’s life changing power that has softened our hard hearts so that we can overcome the challenges of this life. The blood of Yahushah (Jesus) makes it possible to walk in victory.  Have victory my readers… Be courageous and step into landmines so that you can be the lifeline for someone else, even if it means the death of self to make it happen.