Psalm 27:1-4

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1

When you think about the principles of God, there is one you don’t want to overlook. It is the principle of waiting. Many times it is something we fail to understand and enjoy. Impatience can come from the feverish pace set by out society. Cell phones, E-mail, and the World Wide Web have changed the way we live and communicate. No longer do we take time to be still and listen to the dreams and hopes of a friend. Instead, we hurry away and shout over our shoulders, “E-mail and I’ll get back with you!”

This attitude can have disastrous results. God created us for fellowship with Him and with others. Certain principles hold eternally true, and learning how to wait before the Lord is one of the wisest and healthiest things you can do.

A. B. Simpson once confided to a friend, “I am nothing without time alone with God.” No one is at his best when he lays aside time alone with God in order to meet a deadline or pursue another activity.

Learning to be still before God is not just a devotional dream. Those who do it discover the deep richness that is theirs at the feet of Jesus. If you are having difficulty finding time to be alone with the Lord, ask Him to open up your heart and mind to His plan. He is very creative, and you will be surprised at the opportunity He provides.

Run your race with endurance. Never give up. God has a plan for your life. If you will maintain your course of faith, He will reward your obedience. The only way you can continue to go forward is to maintain a spiritual gaze that is set on Jesus, the Lover of your soul.

Teach me how to wait, Lord. I set my spiritual gaze on Jesus, the Lover of my soul.

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