November 23

My beloved child…embrace the death of My Divine Son Jesus that the Eternal Power of My indwelling Holy Spirit is Personally working out in you, conforming you ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that you may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of the resurrection life of Jesus out from the dead. [Father God…Phil 3:10]

Abba Father…You have been showing me through the years, during those early hours of the morning well before dawn communing together with You in our trysting place,
how waiting upon God is the single most important habit of my spiritual life, and the only way I am enabled to live my everyday life in the Power of Your Holy Spirit. You have made absolutely clear to me the following foundational principles on just how I am to go about waiting upon You.

Foundational principles of waiting upon God:

A] My waiting upon God: 

  • 1] Quietness.
  • 2] Heart.
  • 3] Faith.
  • 4] Surrender.
  • 5] Worship.
  • 6] Prayer.

B] God revealing
C] My cooperating and responding

A3] Faith

Wait upon God in Faith.  Having opened my heart before God…I need now wait before God with a child-like trust in Him, and a child-like dependence upon Him.  Child-like trust is an attitude of my heart wherein I willingly entrust unto God all that I am, all that I have, all that I ever hope to be.  My heart embraces the truth that nothing can touch my life apart from what God Personally causes or specifically allows to happen…and that He makes all things work together for my good.  And, I willingly give God complete control over my life, to determine and direct the selection of my everyday activities, as well as the overriding goals for the course of my life.  This was the attitude in Christ Jesus, Who said, “I only do what My Father shows Me to do; I only speak the words My Father gives Me to speak.”

Blessed Jesus…You are my light and my salvation…whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life…of whom shall I be afraid?  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.  Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!  Precious Lord…I know in Whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that You are more than able to keep and to guard that which I have entrusted unto You until that Day! [Ps 27:1; 23:4-6; 2 Tim 1:12b]  And so Christ’s steadfast love for me…so amazing, so Divine…constrains me…it demands my soul, my life, my all…because I am convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died.  And since He died for all, I who now live joined together with Him in a Sacred Covenant relationship can no longer live for myself, but for Him Who died for me and was raised again. [2 Cor 5:14-15]

Abba Father…I will never know the quality of my trust until I am in the fire, beset by a fiery trial testing my faith.  It’s easy to say that I trust You, Father, when all is well…but when I’m in the fire, do I trust You then?  It is there where I learn, or fail, to embrace the words, “Lord, I don’t understand…but I trust.” I know that You are the Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation, and that You Personally cause, or specifically, consciously, and deliberately allow all things…all for Your Own good purposes.  All that You do is necessarily the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be for me. And though I don’t understand, even so, I trust You…that You do indeed make all things work together for my good.  I will trust You, Father, and not be afraid.  I will be strong and of a good courage; I will not be afraid, neither will I be dismayed.  For the Lord my God is with me whithersoever I goest. [Jos 1:9]

Child-like dependence is an attitude of my heart wherein I look with a confident expectation to the Holy Spirit to BE ALL in me, and to DO ALL in me.  I have ceased trying to conduct my everyday activities in the powers of my flesh…in reliance upon my human capabilities and capacities, by my own efforts and my own strength, according to my own wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  I look to the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct my use of the powers of the flesh, but put no trust in their conclusions apart from the confirmation of the Spirit.  This attitude embraces the words of the Lord, “Apart from Me, you can do nothing that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God.” [John 15:5]

Abba Father…I will never know the quality of my dependence until I refuse to move ahead on a course of action unless my ears hear Your voice behind me, saying, “This is the way; walk ye in it.”  In the confident assurance in God which faith gives, I am ever to remember one thing above all…to wait upon God.  My chief need in waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness and blessing, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain; courage to believe that God will hear and help.  I am waiting upon a God Who never could disappoint His people!  In the utter insufficiency of all human strength, “Be strong and let thine heart take courage.” I am to let NOTHING in Heaven or Earth or Hell…let NOTHING keep me from waiting on my God in full assurance that it cannot be in vain! [Andrew Murray]

Wherefore, brethren, having now boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated for me…a new and living way to God through the veil, that is to say, through the veil of His flesh…I will then without further hesitation or delay draw nigh in fullness of faith; here will I continually abide in the fullness of faith. [Heb 10:19-20, 22]

Tomorrow’s presentation will be waiting upon God in absolute surrender.

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

Shepherd of my thankful heart:

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