Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Monday, May 12, 2014

Called Aside And Waiting

Act 7:30  "But at the end of forty years there appeared to him in the Desert of Mount Sinai an angel in the middle of a flame of fire in a bush.

Act 7:33  "'Take off your shoes,' said the Lord, 'for the spot on which you are standing is holy ground.

Act 7:34  I have seen, yes, I have seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them. And now I will send you to Egypt.'

Often the Lord calls us aside from our work for a season and
asks us to be still and learn before we go out again to minister.

And the hours spent waiting are not lost time.

An ancient knight once realized, as he was fleeing from his enemies, that his horse needed a shoe replaced.

The prudent course of action seemed to be to hurry on without delay.

Yet higher wisdom told him to stop for a few minutes at the blacksmith’s along the road.

Although he heard the galloping hooves of the enemies’ horses close behind, he waited until his steed was reshod before continuing his escape.

Just as the enemy appeared, only a hundred yards away, he jumped into the saddle and dashed away with the swiftness of the wind.

Then he knew his stopping had actually hastened his escape.

Quite often God will ask us to wait before we go, so we may fully recover from our last mission before entering the next stage of our journey and work.

~From Days of Heaven upon Earth~

Waiting! Yes, patiently waiting! Till next steps made plain will be; To hear, with the inner hearing, The Voice that will call for me.

Waiting! Yes, hopefully waiting! With hope that need not grow dim; The Master is pledged to guide me, And my eyes are unto Him.

Waiting! Expectantly waiting! Perhaps it may be today The Master will quickly open The gate to my future way.

Waiting! Yes, waiting! still waiting! I know, though I’ve waited long, That, while He withholds His purpose, His waiting cannot be wrong.

Waiting! Yes, waiting! still waiting! The Master will not be late:
Since He knows that I am waiting For Him to unlatch the gate.

~J. Danson Smith~

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