Waiting On The Lord

Waiting-Lord-DSC_0211During my solitude time this past week I was reading from Isaiah chapter 8 where God speaks to Isaiah about the coming judgement against Judah. Because of their wickedness, God is going to send the nation of Assyria to punish them and carry them away into captivity.

God reminds the prophet Isaiah in the midst of all of this not to be overcome by fear but to keep his focus on God. Verse 13 says, “The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.”

In times of difficulty and struggle, it can be so easy to take our eyes off of God and to be overcome by the fear of man, but God says that He is the One we are to fear.

To fear God means to live in reverential awe and respect of who He is. When our focus is on the power and might of our God, we will no longer be concerned about what is taking place around us. We can trust that God is in complete control.

Further on in Isaiah 8 verse 17 says, “I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in Him.”

Isaiah knew that He could put His complete trust in God and had faith that God would use the Assyrians to bring His plan to pass.

Waiting on the Lord means to be attentive to His voice and to be constantly in tune to what He is doing. Just as a waiter at a restaurant has the job of making sure the needs of their customers are met, so we must be looking to see what God requires of us and how we can serve Him.

When I am facing a spiritual battle it is so easy for me to focus on what is going on around me instead of keeping my eyes on the One who is in control of the situation. Instead of waiting on the Lord and being attentive to His voice I allow fear and anxiety to overtake my mind. God used this passage in Isaiah to remind me that my mind must be continually on Him. He is the One that I should fear and stand in awe of. I can wait on Him and rest in the assurance that my trust does not lie in man but in God, who is sovereign over all.

“If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people”

– Charles Spurgeon


School of Discipleship CA

—School of Discipleship student

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Pursuing Christ

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.” Isa. 26:8-9



This past month God has been teaching me what it really means to seek after Him, not for what I can gain but for Him alone.

So often the time I spend with God each day is only to bring to Him all of my wants and needs.

Yes, God desires to meet my needs and hear about my struggles but he also longs for true fellowship with me.

God wants to share His heart with me. Just as He knows my thoughts, desires, hopes, and dreams, He also wants to reveal to me who He really is.

A truly close and intimate relationship is one in which both people involved are willing to give of themselves, holding nothing back from each other.

If I am only concerned with my own wants and need I will never fully experience a close fellowship with Jesus.

I must be willing to humble enter into His presence and just be still before Him allowing Him to speak to my heart. My whole being should be devoted to knowing all that He is and what He desires for me to be.

To pursue means to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish a goal.

“God, teach me how to pursue You and You alone with my whole heart and life. Let my only goal be to seek your presence.”

May the following words become my desire as I learn to follow after Christ


Strip everything away till all I have is You

Undo the veils till all I see is You

I will pursue You

I will Pursue Your presence

I’m pressing in to You

so do not pass me by

I’m breaking through the boundaries

I will not be denied.

Open my eyes, search me inside

I can’t live without Your presence

Pursuit by Daniel Bashta


—School of Discipleship student

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