The TSA checkpoint, a waiting room, a long line, a job promotion, traffic, they’re all great examples of opportunities to test your patience and test how well you wait. To wait upon the Lord is a whole other kind of opportunity.
Mark and I continue to be in the season of waiting. June 2nd we were married and happily married we are. While he remains in Florida and I remain in Texas we continue to press in to the next steps, next location, next assignment, next divine appointment God has for us. We don’t yet know where He wants us…hence we wait.
Sometimes we are called to be still.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
That’s hard to do…to be still I mean. Is being still hard for you?
Mordecai made it clear to Queen Esther that she was the answer to saving the lives of the Jews including her own. What Mordecai was asking of her was against the laws back then. Queen Esther did not know what to do so she prayed and fasted for revelation and direction from the Lord.
“Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.” Esther 4:15-17 (NIV)
Now don’t get me wrong, our next steps are not as critical, life saving, or history making as that of Queen Esther, but clarity, confidence, courage, and the favor of the Lord came when she prayed and fasted.
One thing that we can do is pray and fast. Both help me take my mind off of myself, my own abilities, and my own circumstances. It helps me unplug, focus on Him, and listen. In a sense my “doing” of prayer and fasting keeps me still so I can hear His small still voice.
How will God show up in this season and give us our next steps? That is yet to be revealed.
.. and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12 (NKJV)
In 1 Kings 19 Elijah was throwing a pity party. He was giving up when the Lord allowed Elijah to experience a great strong wind, then an earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire. It was only after the great wind, earthquake, and fire did the Lord speak to Elijah … and how? The Lord chose a “still small voice”. It was nothing but a gentle whisper. It can be easily missed if distractions are around.
For now, I know my next steps toward revelation are to quiet my heart, meditate on His word, remove outside fleshly conveniences and distractions, and to seek His still small voice.
Prayers for Revelation
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Ephesians 1:17
.. so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7
In His love,
In response to The Daily Prompt – Revelation
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