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Waiting Out Of Obedience By TaJuanda Michelle

Waiting Out Of Obedience By TaJuanda Michelle

Rev. Crystal February 3, 2015 0 comments
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Waiting Out Of Obedience By TaJuanda Michelle

There are these times in our lives when we pray and ask God for wisdom. God responds, “Wait” on me. I suppose it’s best to wait. The authority of the Word of God needs to be rooted in us to help guide us into truth. Wisdom is useful. It brings light to the way, and brings us closer to the image of God. I must inquire of my maker’s purpose for my life’s choices. I can’t resolve that my desperate heart should supersede the authority of God. 1 Corinthians 1:25 says, “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (KJV). I reflect on the nature of a little child, needy, desperate for attention, not knowing anything that is needed to navigate in this world. If we are born into God’s Kingdom as sons and daughters, then I suppose at the point of salvation there is growing spiritually that must soon follow.

Fruit for spiritual maturity must first be produced by God’s hand. We must learn to wait on God, and make it a priority. We must desire for the exaltation of God in our lives. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (KJV). In order to know God is faithful in the future, we have to see God’s faithfulness in our past. Waiting and using wisdom acknowledges God has all power to do what has been promised. This brings me to another trustworthy reason to wait. God must have promised you something for you to be waiting. Let’s take the gospel of Jesus for an example. The son was sent to die on the cross for our sins so we could have the promise of eternal life. Glory follows us forever as we wait, because we can find rest in the promise of eternal life. Perhaps things may happen to us as we are waiting. We might suffer or feel like there are setbacks before we move forward. Being under Christ’s authority will always increase our joy. It is important to enjoy God as we wait. No one wants to see an innocent man die on a cross; I suppose it’s too gory to watch. The Father loved us too much however and understood that being reconciled was much more of a blessing than being separated. If we are reconciled then we must inquire of Him, the one who saved us by grace through faith. God often allows us to wait in order to draw us closer to him. Be obedient and watch what God is trying to teach you before you expect the prayers of your heart to be answered. The waiting may be for years on end, but God’s wisdom should be inquired of so that our decisions can glorify Him. Keep the faith!

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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