Guidelines for young disciples

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How to spend time while waiting on God

In our current way of life, there are so many competitors competing for our time, trying to occupy it with materialism and sinful desires. It is a trick to get us bound to earthly measures and desires whereas the word of God clearly states that we should not be conformed to the world.

Ephesians 4:23

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.

When we turn from the sinful world, we need to be renewed in our thoughts.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Waiting has a way to make us uncomfortable, making you doubt so easily. It has a way to make 10 minutes feel like hours. So when waiting in prayer, you will experience most of these emotions, therefore one has to cleverly use time wisely.

Waiting in prayer

1.Rest in prayer

To be in communication with God constantly and not just when you have your usual quiet time is very helpful and makes you experience the presence and comfort of the Holy Spirit of God. Resting in prayer means that we believe God ” can” and will provide to us according to His perfect will for us.

2.Reading the word of God

Reading the scriptures especially during troubled times gives courage, wisdom, and direction. It provides clarity and how to deal with the circumstances.

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

3. Listen and hear God’s voice

For most young believers this is an especially challenging aspect because we are too attached to fleshly measures of behavior and physical communication. God has a variety of ways to reach out to us and most of the time He used His word to speak to us. Hearing God’s voice is a topic to tackle on its own, so it will be discussed in a separate post.


Journaling experiences as a believer can be of great help. I love to read through my prayer – and fasting journals and every time I find something new or I am being reminded of something. Sometimes I have a good laugh at somehow silly talks between me and God. Journaling is also an effective way to monitor your spiritual progress.

5. Listen to worship songs

When King Saul was tormented by a demonic spirit, he summoned David to the palace to play on the harp. The Spirit of the Lord was upon David and on what he did, the demon spirit departed from king Saul whenever David played on the harp. Listening to worship can indeed strengthen your heart, lift up your spirit, and keep you in the right frame of mind to hear or receive from God.

1 Samuel 16:23

23 Whenever the evil spirit from God bothered Saul, David would play his harp. Saul would relax and feel better, and the evil spirit would go away.


Finding good spiritual fellowship can be essential, especially if you’re a new believer or experiencing a new challenge in your life. It is indeed comforting to know someone is helping to carry the weight, praying with you, interceding in agreement, and advising you. Peer mentoring offers support, relief, and personal direction.

7.Declaring the Word of God

In ministering to your open door, I shared my experience of how I waited for an outcome from God. I declared the word of God over the situation , comforting myself, trusting God that He is no man that He shall say something and not adhere to it.( Numeri 23:19)

8. Standing in prayer

Put on the full armor of God and stand in prayer: waiting; believe that He is true and faithful, no matter how difficult it might be.

Practise brings experience. Valuable experiences are worth sharing.

Be strong and courageous.



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