The true test…

Waiting…

The true test…

Are we prepared to wait…

If we want instantly and demand then we are not trusting God…

“How long will you wait?” is a question which the Lord asked me a couple (I believe) of evenings ago…

I responded, “such and such a period of time” (whatever was coming to my heart) and then I saw that this wasn’t good enough for the Lord…

“Until such and such (the thing which He has promised me) happens”, I eventually said to Him and then He was happy, “There is no Plan B” was the word I got…

Meaning that to Him He is going to fulfil what He has promised me – and so I am to wait until He does – simple…

It’s not a timeframe…

Sometimes things take time…

Why? because people are involved…

We are very fickle – we take time to be convinced – we take time to be ‘readied’ – we take time to surrender and trust God – and none of that can be ‘predicted’ – it needs to happen in reality and then God is ready to do whatever it is that He needs to do (obviously He is preparing us in the secret place for this eventuality)…

There is no rejection when there is waiting like this – it is going ‘all the way’…

It is literally putting yourself right out there on a limb and waiting beyond what feels comfortable or even reasonable – but waiting until death – and yet it feels awesome – it feels so noble to wait like this – waiting for the fulfilment of what He has promised you – and it is so honouring to the ‘significant others’ in our lives to wait like this – unto death…

Why?

Because God waits for us…

Do you know God like this?

As someone who will wait for you…

As someone who won’t discard you when you can’t perform…

Do you know God like this?

It is this knowledge of God which makes you want to lay down your life for Him and wait for others to be ready as He has led you…

It is this which gives you the ability to live, “Love is patient”… (the hardest part I reckon – not that I can do any of it in the flesh or even in my new self unless the Holy Spirit is living through me)…

When you love someone and are patient with them – you have given them to God – whatever He works in their heart – whenever – is what you accept and delight in – He is in complete control – you are not and all expectation has gone…

You accept what He gives you through that individual as His blessing to you – when and where they give it to you – and in between you wait and you love as they allow or enable you to love…

Love can be resisted – that is the problem – God is loving us always but we are resisting His love – “Behold I stand at the door and knock” – this is just as relevant to us who know Him as to those who don’t…

He stands and knocks and asks to come in and fellowship with us but we don’t feel worthy or we think we need to ‘get better’ or somehow earn this right or ‘get busy’ doing things for Him – but He is not interested – God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble – He just wants our attention – our fellowship – He longs for us – He longs for time with us – I read Song of Songs yesterday and Jesus truly is the ‘he’ figure in this narrative (I read from the NIV) and I believe the Church is the ‘she’ figure (the spiritual significance behind this real life story)…

All pressure to perform or do better is evil…

He has already performed and done better… 🙂

His Blood is already over us…

He is already Overcome (I know that doesn’t make sense in English but it makes sense in the Spirit)…

I smile…

The true test is to wait for those we love…

Do we love the Church?

Wait for the Church…

Do we love the world?

Wait for the world…

All will be given us in this attitude of waiting…

Wait for those whom God has told you to wait for…

It is love to them to do so…

It frees them to hear His Voice directly to them…

It really does…

Love you,

Andrew

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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