The Lord sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon You, Lord, and You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing. [Ps 145:14-16]

My beloved child…there is nothing more noble or more blessed in the exercise of your free will than to use it in waiting upon your God. In doing so, you openly acknowledge that apart from Me, you can do nothing that is good or pleasing or acceptable to Me. There is nothing so needful in your spiritual life than your day by day unreserved child-like dependence upon Me, and of confidence in Me, which waits upon God and refuses to go on without the necessary supply of My grace and strength.

**        **, prayer, and waiting upon God, are two entirely different things. In praying, oftentimes you are occupied only with yourself…with your own needs, and your own efforts in the presentation of them. There may be very little of waiting upon God. In waiting upon God, however, your first thought and entire focus is on the God upon Whom you wait. You just enter My Presence, and feel you need just to be quiet before Me, so that I, as God, can overshadow you with Myself. Waiting on God must become the very breath of your life in God, whereas prayer is just one aspect of that life. It is especially at the time of prayer, though, that you need to be mindful of waiting upon God…that you need to bow quietly before Me, just to remember and realize Who I am, how near I am, how certainly I can and will help. You need only just be still before Me, and allow My Holy Spirit to awaken and stir up in your soul the child-like disposition of absolute dependence and confident expectation. You need only wait upon God as a Living Being, as the One True Living God, Whose thoughts are upon you continually and unceasingly day and night, and is just longing to fill you with the fullness of My salvation…the full blessings of Pentecost. You must wait upon God until you know you have met Me; prayer will then become so different! When you are praying, there needs to be intervals of silence, reverent stillness of soul, in which you yield yourself to God, in case I may have anything whatever I desire to teach you or to work in you. Waiting upon Me will then become the most blessed part of prayer; waiting upon Me should be the honour you give Me, a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation that I desire to commune with you. You must learn to say of every want, of every failure, of every lack of needful grace: I have waited too little upon God, or He would have given me in due season ALL I needed.

Abba Father, I come to our trysting place to meet with You every morning, just to be alone together with You and to enjoy spending time together with You…just to behold You face to Face, and to commune with You face to Face, as a man speaks with his friend. This is my life; I have no other desire. In my life of intimate relationship with You, Father, I just become quiet and still before You, separated from all activities, so that You, as God, can overshadow me with Yourself. In stillness of body, I separate myself from all family and friends, all responsibilities and projects, all the cares, concerns and routines engaging my life, all involvement with the things of the world, all of self and its energy of both mind and body. I empty my soul of the entirety of the powers of the flesh that reside therein…all the thoughts of my mind, all the feelings of my emotions, all the inclinations of my will. I silence my natural human spirit with all of its leadings and promptings…all of its affections, attractions, desires and purposes… with all of its controlling desires to determine and direct the selection of my everyday activities, as well as the overriding goals for the course of my life. I embrace the Word of the Lord, “Be still, and know that I am God.” [Ps 46:10], as I prepare myself to enter into the Holy of Holies and the inaccessible Light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence, with no other object or purpose but simply to wait upon You and commune with You, to worship You for Who You are and to adore You in Your awesome Majesty and Glory!

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! []


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