How to wait upon God
All of us have been introduced to waiting more than once, whether in the parking lot or in the doctor’s reception, yet it is still the most difficult act for most people. Waiting is a part of life and it’s a way to obtain necessary and essential services or needs.
Definitions of waiting
1. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary, till the arrival of some person or event.
2. To stay proceedings, or suspend any business, in expectation of some person, event, or the arrival of some hour.
3. To rest in expectation and patience.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
4. To stay; not to depart.
Within the waiting time frame
Psalm 27:13-14I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
To wait upon God requires you to be strong and not go weary. It reflects true courage and relying on your faith in Him.
Usually, in most reception areas, there are magazines or television to occupy yourself with until your name is being called for your appointment.SO, I found it very useful to keep myself busy in prayer, thanking Him in advance for my answer.It is also very comfortable to seek God’s word about my prayer request and fuel my prayer with it.
You can get very uncomfortable while waiting because all the other activities have been halted .
Sometimes we get so impatient that we want to walk out and by doing this we cancel the appointment and the privilege or outcome.
You’ll probably have an urge to demand things, only to realize that is is not in your power to do so. This gives people the feeling of powerlessness because we are so used to being in control, doing things our way.
What to do after presenting your petition
1.We have to trust God and not be lead by our own understanding, even when things do not turn out the way we wanted to.
When Esther presented her petition to God, she had to wait in the courtyard of the king until she found approval. Esther was practicing the waiting game ever since she set foot in the palace. She had to wait six months in preparation and undergoing beauty treatments to appear before the king. It became a valuable skill to use at a critical time. It became her winning move over her enemy.
2.Waiting on a response from God is a humble form of worship . We wait in prayer thanking Him in advance.
3. Waiting on the Lord is also a time of introspection, where God reveals certain areas we need to repent or make changes.We need to carefully discern our feelings and motives.
4. Reading the Bible in these times is comforting especially verses about the specific situation you’re trusting God for.
5. Meditating on Gods promises through the day.
6.Journaling certain areas, verses, experiences, or important information that are pointed out through His Spirit.
7.I find it most rewarding declaring the Word of God while waiting on Him.
Isaiah 40:31But they who wait for 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.
During the waiting, we receive renewed strength and energy when bonding in prayer. Our vision goes from blurry to a clearer outlook that enables us to see our breakthrough easily .
Except God to show up.He is faithful.