WAIT FOR IT - PART 2
FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2023
This teaching has to do with our personal experiences while waiting for something we do not yet have, although, in the referenced chapter below, Pauline exposition from verses 18-30 is on the larger picture based on the present suffering and future glory of the saints.
Reference: Romans 8:25 New Living Translation (NLT) "But if we look forward to something we don't yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently."
The short video clip you have witnessed in the Spirit is worth waiting for, in the natural. Be sensitive to the content and look forward to it because the wordings or dictates of your effective prayer, mixed together with your mind-generated clip or imagery, produces incipient conviction, and this conviction is capable of empowering you to wait patiently and confidently for the manifestation. Remember the Scripture: "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." (Ephesians 3:20 NIV). According to Paul, imagining the result of your prayer is God's perfect will for you, because it will permit you to make up your mind and validate your expectations by faith. More so, God visits your imagination at will, according to His sovereign power to do so. No other person can do that. Therefore, imagine well, to the best of the knowledge of the design of your expectation in the material world.
In line with our referenced Scripture, there are two important aspects of waiting. The first aspect is "waiting patiently", and the second is "waiting confidently." In today's article, we are looking at "waiting patiently." A versified Psalm of David says, "Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD" (Psalm 27:14 NLT). Here, Davidic "inspired" persuasion lays down the same two conditions for waiting: first one is patience and the second is bravery plus courage (that is, confidence). The former, "patience" is often taken in too narrow a sense as meaning, waiting for "delayed response from God" whereas it means dedication, staying power and steadfastness in your disposition and behaviour, with regard to your expectation, which will eventually be graced with a manifestation, according to your request and without doubt. The later, "bravery and courage", or more accurately, "confidence", transmits on the ground of the revealed character of your waiting. Got it?
Since today's concern is on waiting patiently, beloved, if you look forward to something you don't yet have, you must wait patiently. The desired expectation could be - actualising a business plan; it could be a dream waiting to manifest and it could also be a vision, which is a bigger picture. To instantiate the last-mentioned expectation, Habakkuk 2:3 (NLT): "This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed." In the context of this Scripture, Prophet Habakkuk prayed for a purpose with questions left for God to answer. After praying, he said, "I'll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon. I'll wait to see what God says, how he 'll answer my complaint." And then God answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed."
Beloved, as long as you've prayed for whatever expectation you have, in accordance with God's will, wait patiently, for it will surely manifest. Even if it seems slow in coming, remember not to overlook this one fact: that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (2 Peter 3:8 ESV). Beloved, surely there is a future [and a reward], And your hope and expectation will not be cut off (Proverbs 23:18 AMP). Stay tuned for part 3, which is focused on "waiting confidently". Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 8:17; Psalm 37:7; Philippians 4:6; Galatians 6:9.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, thank you for the law of expectation, through which the Holy Spirit links my heart's desires and their manifestations in the physical world more closely together. Through my solemn devotions, I wait patiently for unseen blessings and more of your goodness, and I believe, down to the very roots of my being, that you hear my prayers and grant all my requests, according to your perfect will for my life, in Jesus' Name, Amen!