THE KEYNOTE OF LIFE
I have waited for Your salvation, O LORD. [Gen 49:18]
My beloved child…I, Jehovah, the Everlasting God, will show in you what My saving Power is and does. There is no salvation but God’s salvation, and waiting on Me for that in all of its fullness, whether for your personal experience, or in wider circles, is your first responsibility, your true blessedness. Your heart, ** **, is the scene of a Divine operation more wonderful than Creation. I have wrought for you in Christ My Son an inconceivably glorious salvation, which I am now purposing to work out and perfect in you by My Holy Spirit. Your every participation in this great salvation, from moment to moment, is necessarily My Own work. I do not part with My grace, or goodness, or strength, as an external thing that I give to you, as I give the raindrops from Heaven. No… I only give it, and you can only enjoy it, as I Myself work it directly and unceasingly in you. It is My work, not yours…and the results belong to Me, not to you. The only reason I do not work it more effectually and continuously in you is that you hinder Me by your own indifference, your self-effort, your lack of cooperation with My grace, your lack of response to My Holy Spirit. Instead of giving My Holy Spirit free reign in your life, you all too often live your life in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature…in reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. There are two operating principles out of which you can live your life, My child…the power of the flesh, or the Power of the Spirit. Those whose lives are under the guidance of their sin-enslaved human nature set their mind on and pursue what that nature desires; but those who live guided by the Holy Spirit set their mind on and seek after what My Spirit desires. [Father God…Rom 8:5]
Abba Father…I realize that waiting upon God, waiting for the fullness of Your salvation, is my necessary response to what You ask of me in the way of absolute surrender, unquestioning child-like obedience, single-hearted desire, unwavering child-like
trust. It combines my deep sense of how hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless I am to work what is Divinely good or pleasing or acceptable to You, and my perfect confidence that my God will work it all in me by Your Divine Power. I acknowledge that I can contribute as little toward this work as toward creating the world, except as God works in me both to will and to do by Your Holy Spirit. You only ask of me to yield, to consent, to wait upon You, and You will do it all. I understand, Father… there can be no good but what You Yourself work; to wait upon God, and have my heart filled with faith in Your working, and in that faith to pray for Your Mighty Power to come down, is my only wisdom.
** **, your public and private prayer are your chief expression of your relationship with God…it is in them especially that your waiting upon Me must be exercised. If your waiting begins by quieting the activities of life and nature and being still before Me; if it bows and seeks to see God in My universal and Almighty operation, alone able and always ready to work all good; if it yields itself to Me in the assurance that I am indeed working and will work ALL in you; if it maintains the place of humility and stillness, and surrenders until My Holy Spirit has quickened your faith that I will indeed perfect My work in you; it will indeed become the strength and the joy of your soul! You will experience joy unspeakable, and full of glory! You need only just let the deep blessed atmosphere of all your praying and working be, “Truly my soul waiteth upon God; I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord.”
Abba Father…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 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.
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! [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/05/10/waiting-upon-god/]