HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.” (Isaiah 49:23).
Often He calls us aside from our work for a season and bids us be still and learn ere we go forth again to minister. Especially is this so when there has been some serious break, some sudden failure and some radical defect in our work.
God who sees and knows all things will continue to do the work and lead His children. He knows when we are tired when we are having problems naturally and spiritually. Yes, my brothers and sisters, He knows when to call us to that remote location where there is stillness so He can speak to us and to replenish our souls. He knows our weakness and strength and He acts appropriately for His honour and glory.
There is no time lost in such waiting hours. Fleeing from his enemies the ancient knight found that his horse needed to be reshod. Sometimes you need to listen to the inner still small voice and let it leads you to the secret place where Jesus hears and answers prayer. Sometimes we need to get into the inner court to communicate with your Lord and master. Oh, brethren, it must be the breaking of the day and we have to be energised before the sun rises.
Prudence seemed to urge him without delay, but higher wisdom taught him to halt a few minutes at the blacksmith’s forge, by the way, to have the shoe replaced, and although he heard the feet of his pursuers galloping hard behind, yet he waited those minutes until his charger was refitted for his flight, and then, leaping into his saddle just as they appeared a hundred yards away, he dashed away from them with the fleetness of the wind and knew that his halting had hastened his escape.
So often God bids us tarry here we go, and fully recover ourselves for the next great stage of the journey and work. Sometimes we need that fresh anointing and there is one place to receive it. We have to find that place of quietness where you are BEING ALONE WITH GOD The place where He whispers “Be still and know that I am God.
Lord, teach me to be still and know that Thou art God and all this day to walk with You. Lead me to that place where you want me not to rest but to refresh my soul for the remainder of the journey. Take me to that place where I will be alone with you for all your honour and glory. Bless me this day. Amen