THE TRUE PLACE OF THE CREATURE
These all wait upon You to give them their food in due season. You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good. [Ps 104:27-28]
My beloved child…this Word sums up the entire relationship of all Creation to its Creator, and its continuous and universal dependence upon Me…that the whole Creation is ruled by the one unalterable law of waiting upon God. Just as much as it was My work to create, it is My work to maintain. As little as the creature could create itself, is it left to provide for itself. The one purpose for which God gave life to every living being was that in them I might prove and show forth My Wisdom, Power and Goodness…in My being each moment their life and happiness, and pouring forth into them, according to their capacity, the richness of My Goodness and Power. And just as this is the very place and nature of God, to be unceasingly the One Who satisfies every want in the creature, so the very place and nature of the creature is nothing but this…to wait upon God and receive from Me what I alone can give, what I delight to give. Your responsibility to wait upon God is no arbitrary command, rendered necessary simply because of your sin and helplessness. It is simply and truly your restoration to your original destiny and your highest nobility, to your true place and glory as a creature blessedly dependent on the All-Glorious God! In My fathomless love for you, ** **, I created you for Myself… and it is the desire of My heart 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 our Blessed Holy Trinity.
Abba Father…as I meditate on Your Word in this Psalm, and my eyes are opened to this precious truth, and learn to look upon all life in Nature as continually maintained by God Himself…I see that waiting upon You, Father, is the very necessity of my being. It is the very nature and glory of God that You are a God Who is to be waited upon. Every thought of what nature is, and Who God is, gives new force to the command…wait thou only upon God. It is God Who gives ALL; enable me, by the power of Your enabling grace, to embrace this faith deeply in my heart. Waiting upon God, unceasing and entire dependence upon You is, in Heaven and Earth, the one only true Christian life, the one unalterable and all comprehensive expression for my true relationship to the Ever-Blessed One in Whom I live. Above all things, I have set my heart to make this the one characteristic of my life and worship…a continual, humble, truthful waiting upon God. I may rest assured that You Who made me for Yourself, in order to give Yourself to me and in me…that You will never disappoint me. In waiting upon You, Father, I shall indeed find rest and joy and strength, and the satisfaction of my every need.
Yes, ** **, in your physical life, maturity is growth from the utter dependence of a baby to the complete independence and self-reliance of an adult. In the spiritual life, however, maturity is growth from self-reliance to utter dependency upon God. The most spiritually mature is the one who lives a life of unreserved child-like dependence upon Me. A baby is utterly helpless to provide for its physical needs. All it can do is open its mouth and cry. Unless there is someone who hears its cry and satisfies its needs, it will surely die. In the same manner, you are utterly helpless to provide for your spiritual needs. All you can do is open your mouth and cry. I am the One Who hears your cry and satisfies those needs. If you try to live a spiritual life in the power of your flesh…through reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…you will surely die spiritually. Just as a baby cannot provide for its physical life, neither can you provide for your spiritual life. Don’t you yet understand? Your spiritual life cannot grow and mature by trying…only by crying out to Me, and trusting that I will hear your cry and satisfy your needs. Like a newborn baby crying in its thirst…crave pure spiritual milk, My child, so that by it you may grow up into full spiritual maturity, now that you have tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord. [Father God…Isa 48:17-18; Phil 4:19; John 15:4-5; 1 Peter 2:2-3; Ps 34:8]
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 child…set your heart, your mind, your thoughts on the things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, and not on the things of Earth and the physical realm. Do not love the world or the things it has to offer. In so doing, you show no real love for Me. For the things this world appeals to…your sinful desires, your desire to have everything you see, your foolish pride…do not come from Me but from the world. The world and its desires shall pass away, but the one who does My will shall live forever! [Father God…Col 3:1-2; 1 John 2:15-17]
My soul, wait thou only upon God! [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/05/10/waiting-upon-god/]