Be Quiet and Wait
How hard is it for you to be quiet and wait? I mean, to take time and really be still? To steal away and be by yourself and God..this is something that used to come natural to me. I am an introvert by nature yet with my life transitioning into a new season, I am finding it hard to be quiet.
For me, I define myself by what I do, but God specifically created us to ‘be’ who we are because of Him. We are ‘beings‘ not ‘doings‘. He loves me because He created me. He loves me because He is love. He sees me through Christ’s atoning sacrifice and I am accepted alone because of Jesus.
So, I can be quiet. I can rest. In the waiting, I am able to serve Him, to wait on His need through spending time in the Secret Place, on my knees in worship. We were created to worship Him and live our lives to glorify Him. When I spend time at His feet in worship, I become renewed and refreshed
a simple command …
Be still and know that I am God.
The word wait in the bible has several meanings but the most widely used word is qwl which means specifically-to await; hope; to wait for; wait.
And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.
Why is it so hard for women to be still and become quiet enough to rest?
but they who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
We are growing in strength when we spend time in the secret place. It is when we are quiet that we hear His voice. It is when we are waiting that we do not miss where He wants to lead us. It is time to be quiet and wait.