Go into, Wait

We are instructed to wait on God, and go into the world.  Somewhere we got our waiting confused with the command to go.    We spend so much time “going for God” we are missing what God commanded us to do.  We forget to go to the lost and to go into our prayer closets.  We forget to wait on God.

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Luke 14:23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
We busy ourselves with “going for God” and we wait for the lost to come to us.  How much of our “going for God” reaches the lost and dying world around us?
G0We are commanded to compel the lost to come in – we have to go to them to do that.
We are commanded to preach the gospel to the world, we have to go into the world to do that.
We are commanded to go into our prayer room; we have to intentionally set aside time to wait on the Lord.

Jesus waited on God.  David waited on God.  Isaiah told us to wait on God.  There are benefits in waiting on the Lord.  When we wait we will not be ashamed, we will be led to truth, integrity will preserve us, and our heart will be strengthened, We will find hope.  He will be our help and shield. We will inherit the earth.  He will hear us.  He will be our defense and He will strengthen us.  These are great benefits of waiting on the Lord.

Psalm 25:3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed…

Psalm 25:5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Psalm 33:20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…
Psalm 37:9 For… those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 37:34 Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land…
Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
Psalm 52:9 I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.
Psalm 59:9 I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense.
Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on 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 have to get back to what God intended us to do.  We must go into our prayer closets and wait on Him.  Then we have to go out into the world, preach the Good News of God, and compel the lost to come in.  Only then will the world be transformed by the power of Christ living in us.




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