Waiting on God

For those who are “waiting on God” read this devotional by Oswald Chambers, take your time reading it for it is full of wisdom and inspiration. Take in every word.

It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God’s warriors than standing still. There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous to serve the Lord, knows not what part to take. Then what shall it do? Fly back in cowardice, turn to the right hand in fear, or rush forward in presumption? No, but simply wait. Wait in prayer, however. Call upon God, and spread the case before him; tell him your difficulty, and plead his promise of aid. In dilemmas between one duty and another, it is sweet to be humble as a child, and wait with simplicity of soul upon the Lord. It is sure to be well with us when we feel and know our own folly, and are heartily willing to be guided by the will of God. But wait in faith. Express your unstaggering confidence in him; for unfaithful, untrusting waiting, is but an insult to the Lord.Believe that if he keep you tarrying even till midnight, yet he will come at the right time; the vision shall come and shall not tarry. Wait in quiet patience, not rebelling because you are under the affliction, but blessing your God for it. Never murmur against the second cause, as the children of Israel did against Moses; never wish you could go back to the world again, but accept the case as it is, and put it as it stands, simply and with your whole heart, without any self-will, into the hand of your covenant God, saying, “Now, Lord, not my will, but thine be done. I know not what to do; I am brought to extremities, but I will wait until thou shalt cleave the floods, or drive back my foes. I will wait, if thou keep me many a day, for my heart is fixed upon thee alone, O God, and my spirit waiteth for thee in the full conviction that thou wilt yet be my joy and my salvation, my refuge and my strong tower.

Getting unstuck

It seems as though God has a plan for me in writing these devotionals. The plan is test drive the truth of the verse through me first and then if I really get it I can write about it.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

10,000 Thoughts To Filter

So my goal is to post a blogotional every other week. I was thinking that during the down week If I have something interesting that I am reading or that I stumble across I could post it here and share. Today I was reading from “Loving God with All Your Mind” and this really struck me. I am now trying to memorize Philippians 4:8-9. If you see me don’t test me 🙂

“It’s been estimated that 10,000 thoughts pass through the human mind in one day. Obeying God’s command to filter our thoughts through His grid of true and real is no easy task. But, thanks be to God, He helps us to accomplish whatever He asks us to do!” – Elizabeth George “Loving God with All Your Mind”

Philippians 4: 8-9 NKJV
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.