How to wait upon the Lord

Wait upon the lord

One thing we soon learn as Christians is that some of God’s promises have waiting periods and that we cannot rush God. No matter how impatient we are, no matter the prayers we pray or how much we weep and cry, no matter how delayed we think our testimony is getting, we CANNOT rush God.

His time isn’t calculated with human standards. It may seem late to us but God is always on time. What seems late to us is perfectly timed with God. It is therefore necessary to make sure we wait upon the Lord with a right attitude and a right heart.

I already said here that just waiting isn’t a good idea, we should wait upon the Lord. Waiting upon the Lord has promises attached.

That period of learning to wait on the Lord before our testimonies burst forth can be a time of intense lessons, love, trust, guidance, fellowship and communication between us and the Holy Spirit. It can be time of training us for what is ahead.

How do we wait upon the Lord?

  1. By waiting with hope and expectation and looking ahead for that which was promised.

  2. Waiting patiently, happily, trustingly, obediently like little children for his promises to come to pass.

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  3. Waiting upon the Lord is to wait without anger, doubt, without recrimination,  blackmail, fear and guilt.

  4. To wait upon the Lord is not to be moved by gossip, mockery and idle talk about your current status or condition.

  5. Also, it is to set your face like a flint upon Jesus Christ, no shaking, no moving.

  6. To wait upon the Lord is to wait reverentially, prayerfully and with understanding.

  7. Waiting upon the Lord is to have an attitude of total submission to the will of God and say ” Lord, not my will but yours “. It means you regard whatever God does as good, and believe that God has the best intention for you.

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  8. To wait upon the Lord is to be thankful in your waiting period even when it seems like there’s nothing to be thankful for. Worship thanksgiving and praises are never far from you because you know God is working and your situation isn’t permanent 

  9. In addition, it is to not give room to depression and discouragement and fight them with the Word of God and with prayers.

  10. To wait upon the Lord is to be able to say ” Lord! Whether you give me or not , answer me or not, I will serve you”. It means you are ready to serve God even if you don’t get what you want.

  11. It is to be concerned with what you can do for the kingdom of God and not what you can get from God and be more concerned with making heaven than that thing you are waiting on God for.

That’s it guys on how to wait upon the Lord. Feel free to add more pls.  Next on this series we will look at the opposite, that is how we shouldn’t wait.

How was Easter by the way. Am I the only wishing this whole week was work free? No? Lol. 😀

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    Precious
    April 18, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Well said, dear. Being concerned with what we can do for God and not what God can do for us is the way to go. When we prioritise God, He adds every other thing to us. Scripture says we should seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and every other thing shall be added unto us. True, we cannot rush God. May we learn to wait for and trust His timing.
    Easter was great! We went to church, took family pictures and entertained family and friends at home later in the day. Hope you had a great one!

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      Bisola
      April 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Yes oh my friend. I feel like selfishness comes into play sometimes and we have to watch it. As you said, when we put His first he add every other thing to us. We just need to learn to seek him first.
      Amen.
      Sound like fun. Luckily no one showed up. Everybody except my dad was too exhausted to do any entertaining.

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    E
    April 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    This article is just what I needed to read this week. I was telling my friend the other day that this “waiting on the Lord” business isn’t easy at all. Especially for control freaks like me, it can be very difficult to just patiently wait. But I’ve come to realize like you said that His plan is always better than ours, He is always on time and that waiting on Him helps to fight off depression and discouragement. God is really our hope.

    Easter was great, I was able to drag my friends who rarely go to church to my church and church was super packed that day. I wanted to eat fried rice but since I have stopped eating rice, I had to resist the temptation 🙁 so there was no Easter rice for me. All in all sha, it was a good day.

    I don’t know if you have touched on this before, but Bisi can your write an article on how to do fasting and prayer correctly? Thank you!

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      Bisola
      April 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      My dear E. No, it isn’t easy at all but the Lord is our strength. Yeah! I get how hard giving up control for control freaks can be but I think the more we learn to trust in God because he will lead us well the easier it becomes.
      Sure! He created us. So for sure his plan is always always better than ours.
      Waoh! That’s good.
      I hope they come back.
      Wait! You stopped eating rice? What happened? 😂. Real temptation indeed.
      Hmm! Give me some time. Let me see what I come up with. But if it doesn’t flow in a post, na to send you email be that oh. 😁

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