Saturday, May 22, 2010
Be silent...wait expectantly
"Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him."
Have you ever attempted a dialogue with a person who spoke incessantly? My Grandpa Mooney would have responded to such person with a statement similar to the following.
"Would you hush? I can't get in a word edge wise!"
"Wait silently before the LORD" ...Maybe it's time to hush and allow the LORD to get in a word edge wise. A few words of wisdom from Him are more beneficial to us than a thousand of our words. We need to listen.
"Wait expectantly for Him"...We must expect God to actually do something when we pray. A friend once told me that he once saw a photo of a group of farmers who gathered at the town square to pray for God to send rain to end a difficult drought. He said, "You know, Eric. Not one of them had an umbrella!" Do we really expect God to answer our prayers? If we only had the faith of a mustard seed!
"Father, I'm waiting for you. Help me to remember to keep my mouth shut and expect to hear from You."