We often speak of waiting on God to do certain things in our lives. Yet, there are times when God is waiting on us to do certain things. He wants us to:
1. Start Doing Things His Way
“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me” (vs. 1)
- We must seek the counsel of His Word and do what He wants instead of what we want – come to the end of doing things our way.
- “As for God, his way is perfect (entire; complete)” (Psalm 18:30) God already knows the end from the beginning and the best route for us to take to become more like Christ, learn life lessons and accomplish His will.
“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:” (vs. 9)
- We can develop a habit of not listening –“…hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” (Matthew 13:13)
- We cannot talk and listen at the same time – “Be swift to hear, slow to speak” (James 1:19) Be silent before the Lord – “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7), “Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth.” (I Samuel 3:9)
3. Start Following His Lead
“Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things…” (vs. 10-14)
- God leads us through His Word, His Spirit and His servants. If we are not following God-ordained authority in our lives, we are not following God.
- To not follow God’s lead is to eventually fall and to be broken (vs. 12-14).
May the Lord help us today to take verse 15 to heart,“In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength”. Let’s return to the Lord by doing things His way, listening to what He is saying and following His lead.