23rd September 2020
“If you wait at wisdom’s doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I’ll say. For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and the favour of the Lord.”
Proverbs 8:34-35 (TPT)
I have been a Christian for over 40 years and along this pilgrimage, I am continually faced with the fact that I still have a long, long way to go! The Bible tells us that we are on a journey of being transformed into His image, and yet I am aware that I often tend to take over and deal with problems and try to work it out myself. I definitely like to fix things. However, this verse tells me that all I need to do is to wait every day for a Word, a master plan from the Lord. The keys of life are so plainly given here from the Lord himself. He has assured us that He will lead us and guide us. This verse encourages us to wait on Him and ask Him for His wisdom for the choices that we make. The King of Creation, the Lord of the Universe has made Himself available for His direction and His wisdom. He longs to speak to us from the first waking hours of our day. Not only that, He wants to give us a specific Word for our day so that we find Him, and in finding Him we also obtain His favour! What a stunning thought… that joy will break forth as we listen and find Him. As we are led by Him, we learn that the greatest place that we can come to is a place of trust, where ultimately we relinquish control. We do not have to do this alone. We can cry out in our humanity and expect Him to answer. It should be so simple.. and yet we often try to work it out ourselves. We just need to wait on Him and expect to hear His Word, for every day.