Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all the day. [Ps 25:4-5]
My beloved child…for the right spiritual application of Truth, and for the right personal application of it to your own peculiar circumstances, you need the direct Divine teaching of My Holy Spirit, and the child-like trust that He will indeed give you that teaching. You must wait upon God for the leading and guiding of My Holy Spirit and not proceed according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, or in accordance with your own will, until hearing from Me. My Words written in Psalm 25 express your absolute need, and the absolute certainty, of My provision of Divine guidance. Waiting for guidance, waiting for instruction, habitually looking upwards all the day, not only in special difficulties but in the common course of your everyday life, is a very blessed part of waiting upon God. I am your Father and your God; you are My beloved child. I care about every detail of your life, ** **. I long to have your life at every step in My will and My love, and I desire to keep My guidance entirely in My Own hand. I well know that you are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do what is really holy and Heavenly, except as I work it in you by My Holy Spirit, both to will and to do. Don’t you understand, My child? My very commands are intended to become promises of what I will most assuredly do in watching over and leading you all the day… if you would only just wait upon Me.
Abba Father…I realize that, in my times of prayer, I need to clearly acknowledge before You my sense of need, my conscious awareness of my ignorance as to what Your way may be. I trust in You, Father, with an unwavering child-like trust that You will indeed show me the way I am to go…that I will “hear Your voice behind me, saying, this is the way; walk ye in it.” I empty myself of all my preferences in the matters I bring before You…all of my wishes, desires, or hopes as to what Your answer may be. I lay aside all my presumptions as to what You will do, and all my purposes as to what I think You should do…until I can sincerely say in my heart, “Father, it no longer matters to me where You lead me or place me, or how. That is rather for You to consider than for me. For in the easiest position, You must still give me Your grace, and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient. It is enough for me knowing that You know why You place me where I am, or lead me in the direction You want me to go…whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer for Your Name’s sake. It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer; all that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will. “My only desire is to just wait quietly before You in prayer, until a deep, restful assurance fills me: My Father will show me the way I am to go; “the meek You will guide in the way.”
My child…your absolute surrender to My Divine guidance must be fully embraced in your heart, and will be evidenced by your habitual looking upwards to Me all the day, to walk all the day in the enjoyment of My light and leading. All that is necessary is a real knowledge and faith in God as the One only source of Wisdom and Goodness, ever ready to be gracious, to be your life, and to work ALL in you, longing to be to you all that you can possibly ever need or want or desire. The desire of My loving heart is to pour all of My Blessedness and Goodness into you, to have intimate fellowship with you, and to become ever more one with you, even as We are One with One Another in the Unity of the Blessed Trinity.
** **, don’t you yet understand? Your soul is not capable of having any personal contact with God. It is in your heart I have given My Holy Spirit, to be there to you the Presence and the Power of God working in you. Only in your heart, wherein I have given My Holy Spirit, are you capable of having personal contact with God…to commune with Me, and experience Me, and come to personally know Me. You need only present your heart before Me, as that wonderful part of your natural human spirit wherein I have placed My Holy Spirit, where I reveal Myself to you through My Indwelling Spirit. In all your spiritual life, ** **, it is your heart that must trust and love and worship and obey. Your soul…wherein resides your mind with its thoughts, your emotions with its feelings, your will with its inclinations…is utterly impotent in creating or maintaining spiritual life within you; your heart must wait in faith and trust upon God for Me to work it in you.
Beloved…what does it mean, “to open your heart before God?” It means to bow your heart before Me in holy silence…yearning for every indication of My Divine Presence, listening for every revelation of My Divine Will, looking for and expecting the fulfillment of My every Divine Promise, longing to see My Face and to hear My voice. It is an attitude within your heart wherein…”My heart yearns to linger in Your Presence, Lord, just sitting at Your feet; as the deer pants for water-brooks, so my soul thirsts for You, O Lord; Whom have I in Heaven but You, Lord, and Earth has nothing I desire besides You.”
My child…this is the much needed lesson for all who desire to learn truly and fully what waiting on God is: It is with your heart you must wait upon God. “As a man’s heart is, so he is before God.” All of your waiting depends upon the state of your heart. You can advance no further or deeper into the Holy place of My Presence to wait on Me there, than your heart is prepared for it by My Holy Spirit. Remember always the eternal difference between knowing with your mind and embracing with your heart: you need only give your whole heart, with its secret workings, into My hands continually; in its hidden depths God will work. I want your heart, My child, and as God I take it, and dwell in it. Remember My admonition, ** **: “These people come near to Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.” [Isa 29:13-14] Therefore, embrace the Word of the Lord, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” [Matt 6:21]
Abba Father…enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God… watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation…for God to reveal to me Your plans, Your purposes, Your will, and a deeper revelation of Who You are…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.
My soul, wait thou only upon God! [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/05/10/waiting-upon-god/]