Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The God who waits...

God wants to hear our voices.
When was the last time He heard your voice in the secret place? He longs to hear our voices.
Isa. 30:18-19-"..the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you...He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you."

The Lord says He wants to be gracious to you, but He waits for the sound of your cry. He's not in a hurry. God actually waits for something.  It's your voice. And when He hears it, Isaiah 30 says, then He will answer you. God starves us out of our prayerlessness by withholding things until we ask Him, because He wants interaction with our hearts. Too busy to pray? He'll wait (and so will you). There is so much more (revelation, wisdom, understanding, direction, provision, relational/emotional/physical healing, etc) God has for you...but He WILL NOT RELEASE IT until He hears from you.

Phil 4:6-7-Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer...let your requests be made known to God...

God is waiting to be gracious to you, and He will wait until He hears your cry. Its your voice that He is longing to hear, and no one can raise your voice but you. This is about relationship; It's about intimacy with God. Often I have found myself worrying about something, over thinking it, calculating it, talking to friends about it (losing time and energy)...but have I made it known to God? How much sleep have you lost worrying about something? Quit your fretting and make your requests known to God. Get known in heaven. Persistent, believing prayer changes things. Does God know you (Matt 7:21-13)?

He's longing to hear your voice. Will you lift up? He's waiting.

And for Fun, a video from last year (I'm on the drums):

From Hope City