I’m slowly reading and studying through the Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach by Robin Sampson. Now, I really liked this book the first two times I read it…but I’m still learning and gleaning from it.
In chapter 3, Robin is talking about focusing on God and not on our circumstances and she mentions ‘waiting on God’. She goes on to say that waiting on God is four-fold.
- The first part is of ‘wait’ is to be silent. Not always easy in this modern age. But it is when we are quiet in His presence, that we can hear His voice.
- The second part of ‘wait’ is expectation and hope. This implies dependence upon Him.
- The third part of ‘waiting’ is to watch, observe and take notice. Proverbs 27:18 gives us a good picture of waiting, watching, and taking notice.
- The fourth part of ‘waiting’ is to serve or to minister. Read 2 Samuel 23. David had many mighty men but three of them were chief. What set them apart? Servanthood.
Am I silent and waiting upon Him with hopeful expectation…watching, observing and taking notice of Him? Then, He will reveal Himself to me. I’ll be in fellowship with Him. Am I prepared to serve Him through the needs of my family and whatever else He gives me?
Then, as promised, God also gives us a blessing for waiting upon Him: renewed strength, ability to mount up with wings as eagles, ability to run and not be weary and then ability to walk and not faint.
Put your hope in ADONAI, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in ADONAI!
but those who hope in ADONAI will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings; when they are running they won’t grow weary, when they are walking they won’t get tired.
Put your hope in ADONAI, keep to his way, and he will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,” says ADONAI.
“As high as the sky is above the earth are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For just as rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return there, but water the earth, causing it to bud and produce, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is my word that goes out from my mouth – it will not return to me unfulfilled; but it will accomplish what I intend, and cause to succeed what I sent it to do.”