God Does Not Wear a
"And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may
be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be
exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for
the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all
they that wait for Him" Isa 30:18.
When we reflect on the names given to God in the Bible, it
seems that one, His middle name, has been omitted. It would
appear that this middle name is, "Wait." Of course,
this is not one of His names, but it definitely is a part
of His nature and character.
This word, "wait" is one that none of us enjoys
hearing, especially, when it concerns something that we anticipate
receiving, for it is not our nature to wait. But it is God's
nature to wait.
It seems that the Lord does an awful lot of waiting. He is
always waiting for us to find time for Him. He waits for us
to be obedient. He waits for us to pray. Through each day,
Jesus walks beside us, unnoticed, waiting for us to notice.
He patiently waits for us to find time for Him. He waits.
The Lord often reveals to us needs, which require prayer.
Our life should be one of constant prayer. In fact, we are
called to BE a House of Prayer. Instead, most of us go about
our hectic days, too busy to pray; and when we do find time
to pray, we do all the talking while the Lord patiently listens
and waits - desiring to talk to us.
A short time ago, I was praying about something that I felt
needed the Lord's immediate attention. As I prayed, I pictured
myself standing in front of a white haired man with a long
robe, who intently held my prayer "shopping list"
as He read it.
Then the Lord said that He desired to show me a new dimension
to prayer. As I knelt there in prayer, I saw my prayers going
up to Heaven, like lightning bolts, fast and with power. The
Lord was reaching out to catch these "lightning bolts"
and gather them in His arms like arrows. He knew what each
"arrow" represented, as my spirit was in communion
I noticed that God did not seem too interested in the ones
that I was anxious about. In fact, He was not wearing a watch.
I became very concerned because, some of these things needed
His attention - RIGHT NOW.
The Lord knew my thoughts, of course. He responded, "Do
you not know that your ways are not My ways? You are bound
by time, but I am not. I have your prayers right here in My
arm, and I never let go of them. Each one is a sweet smelling
fragrance in my nostrils."
"Because you have chosen to walk with Me, your desires
are also My desires. I am fully aware of what you need, as
well as the needs of others. But I do not see time, I see
hearts. And when each person is ready for the answer to their
prayer, I shoot these prayers back down as answers, sometimes
a whole armful at a time."
"There is power in the prayers of My people. They that
worship Me must worship Me in Spirit and in truth. I am Jehovah-Jireh,
the Supplier of all your needs. And I am the Faithful and
True One. My answer will come in My time, at the right time."