I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. [Ps 40:1-3]

My beloved child…true patience is so foreign to your self-confident nature, yet so indispensable in your waiting upon God and such an essential element of true faith. In waiting upon God, it is of infinite consequence that you submit because you lovingly and joyfully consent to be in the hands of Your Blessed Father. It is your highest blessedness and the highest grace, honoring God by submitting to My timing in having My way with you. It is the highest expression of your faith in My goodness and faithfulness. It brings your soul perfect rest…an unruffled child-like rest…in the confident assurance that I, your God and Father, am carrying on My work in you, and bringing it to completion. It is the token of your full consent that I should deal with you in such a way and time as I think best.

True patience is the losing of your self-will in My perfect will.  Truly waiting upon God embraces a great stillness of soul before Me that sinks into your own helplessness and waits for Me to reveal Myself; a deep humility that is afraid to let your own will or own strength work aught except as God works to will and to do; a meekness that is content to know nothing except as I give My light; an entire resignation of your will that only wants to be a vessel in which My Holy will can move and mold. True patience is a very special grace: Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. [Col 1:11] It is God revealing Myself in you as your life and strength that will enable you with perfect patience to leave all in My hands.

You need not fear if you lack this patience. It is in the course of your feeble and very imperfect waiting that I Myself, as God, by My hidden Power will strengthen you and work out in you the patience of the saints, the patience of Christ My Son Himself. I Myself will guide you into the patience with which you are to wait upon God. O my child!…be not impatient, whether it be in the exercise of prayer and worship that you find it difficult to wait, or in the delay in receiving My answer to your specific requests, or in the fulfilling of your heart’s desire for Me to reveal Myself to you in a deeper spiritual life within you. Fear not, but rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Me. You will learn true patience when you admit that in your own strength you are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to know anything of a spiritual nature, or to do anything that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God your Father. You will learn true patience when you learn to walk by faith…that God is indeed working in you both to will and to do…rather than by your responding to, or reacting to, what you can see or feel. Patient waiting upon God brings a rich reward; My deliverance is sure! I Myself will put a new song in your mouth!

My beloved child! Don’t you know? Are you so slow to understand? Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Faith is not belief only; faith is a verb…an action word. Faith is the living out of your life in a manner that bears witness to the truth of what you say you believe.  What you believe in your mind is not faith until you have acted in reliance upon that belief. It is so simple a child can understand it. It is so simple, though, that only a child can embrace it and enter into this blessed life in your everyday manner of living.  Faith is an action that bears witness to your…
******Unwavering child-like trust in Me;
******Unreserved child-like dependence upon Me;
******Unquestioning child-like obedience both to do, and to accept, My will.
Genuine Faith is the only means of entry into My Promised Rest. No matter how fierce the storms raging in your life may be, the confirmation in your spirit that you have genuine faith will be…
******Resting in Me with an unruffled child-like rest;
******Abiding in Me with an unclouded child-like carefree joy.

Genuine faith, **        **, is triumphant in its power to overcome all obstacles, all adversities. There is an active power of faith that victoriously overcomes and conquerors by securing deliverance from the adversity, when deliverance is in accordance with My will. And there is a passive power of faith that overcomes by persevering and patiently enduring adversity, even unto death, when deliverance is not My will.  In one case, it conquers the enemy or the difficulty by securing its removal or destruction. In the other, there is no deliverance from the adversity, and yet faith conquers in the power it receives to endure, and to prove that its spirit is superior to all that men or devils can do. My child, you may have this confidence in approaching God: “If you make any request in agreement with My will, I will hear you. And since you know I will hear you in whatever you ask, you can be sure, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that I will grant your request that is in agreement with My will you have made of Me.” And        **        **, I always and only act in accordance with My Own will.

My child…you need to understand and to fully embrace this in your heart: your “faith” is not proven to be genuine faith until it withstands the furnace of affliction…until it endures the fire. These testings have come in order that the genuineness of your faith, which faith is examined by testing for the purpose of being proven genuine…that approval being much more precious than the fire-testing of gold to prove its genuineness and which, even so, perishes…may be found, after scrutiny, to result in praise, glory, and honor at the time of the revelation of Jesus Christ. [1 Pet 1:7]  What good is it, My beloved, if you claim to have faith but have no good works to show for it? Can such “faith” save your soul? Faith by itself, in the form of a stated belief but not accompanied by actions that bear witness to that stated belief, is destitute of power and dead.  Someone may well say to you, “You claim to have faith, and I, for my part, have good works. Now prove to me your actual possession of the faith you claim to possess apart from any accompanying good works, and I by my actions that bear witness to my stated belief will prove to you my actual possession of faith.”  Are you so slow to understand? You are pronounced righteous in My sight through what you do bearing witness to your stated belief, and not alone through a so called “faith” merely in the form of a stated belief. For just as the body apart from the breath of life is dead, so also faith in the form of a stated belief , but not accompanied by deeds and actions of obedience to back it up, is destitute of power and dead.

Abba Father…I understand; please help me by the Power of Your enabling grace to fully embrace this! The all-prevailing, all pervading, atmosphere in which my soul lives and moves and has its very being is an unwavering child-like trust in You. It is the framework out of which everything in my life is determined…every action I take, every response to the things that touch my life, every word I speak, and every thought I think and present. Everything I am to do is filtered through an unwavering child-like trust in You, Father. No matter what circumstances, events, or things that take place to touch my life, they pass through this atmosphere of my unwavering child-like trust, and do not disturb my unruffled child-like rest. It simply prompts me to turn to Your Holy Spirit in an unreserved child-like dependence for His direction as to how I am to respond. In this all-prevailing, all-pervading, atmosphere of unwavering child-like trust, my soul is continually at rest in You, Father, with an unruffled child-like rest. Though the storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled! Hallelujah!

Abba Father…of this I am sure, beyond the shadow of any doubt: You Who have begun this good work in me are faithful and well able, and will indeed continually carry it on and bring to completion on that glorious Day of the return of Your Divine Son Jesus! [Phil 1:6] This is surely the 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 You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do. Blessed Holy Spirit…You are the Divine Nature dwelling in me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and the unclouded Presence of my Father in our Sacred Covenant relationship.

My soul, wait thou only upon God! []


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