|O Lord you are my rock of safety. Please help me; don’t refuse to answer me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. –Psalm 28:1
I was watching a program called “The Word, today,” and they did an interview with John Bevere. During the interview, he said that before he walked out of the house one day, he prayed that if God ever decided he was going to be silent and not speak to him, he might as well take him to heaven. And then reading the verse above, I can hear the same desperation and yearning for a word from God from David. Guess what? God has the same yearning for you. If you look in James 4:5 “What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the Holy Spirit, whom God has placed within us longs for us to be faithful.”
God has left in you the Holy Spirit that is longing for you to be faithful. He is calling you to love him and treat him like you do your loved ones. I got a revelation a little while back concerning someone that I cared about, and for a whole week, my every thought and dream was about this person. I wondered what he was doing or thinking, and I prayed for him incessantly. This morning, I heard the voice of God say to me, “Rachael, what about me?” Rachael what about me…I can still hear that still and gentle voice resounding in my head.
Many of us treat God the way I did. When he reveals something to us, we are quick to forsake him and create idols out of the promise he made to us. We forget about God and focus all of our energy and time on trying to get what has already been promised to us. God is telling you today that if he has made you a promise, he expects you to trust him to fulfill that promise. The only reason he reveals things to us before they come into fruition is so that we stop worrying about it and focus on him. If he reveals to you who your spouse is going to be, what school you ought to go, or anything else, he is telling you that the person or thing is YOURS already, so you don’t have to worry about it. He is telling you that instead of searching or getting boggled down with stress, you can use the time to take the weight out of waiting by developing a closer relationship with him.
When Moses told Pharaoh to let the Israelites go in Exodus 5:1, “Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the desert.'" He didn’t say that they were going to the promise land, even though it was promised to them, he said that they were going to worship God in the wilderness. If God has promised you something, trust that he will give it to you, and in the meantime, just worship him in the wilderness. Don’t forsake God to the point where he gets silent, because you might as well be dead if this ever happens.
WORSHIP GOD IN THE WILDERNESS while you await the fulfillment of his promise!
Stay blessed and spread the word.