The main reason that Jesus called the disciples was to be with Him, Mark 3:14-15 “Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons”. After they fellowshipped with Him for three and half years, they became like Jesus, Acts 4:13 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus”.
Waiting upon the Lord is in two ways;
1) Waiting upon the Lord in prayer and fasting
2) Waiting for God’s time.
When you decide to wait on Him, He will test your resolve and the devil will also send trials to you. But if you succeeded to wait upon the Lord, He will make your feet like hind’s feet, make you ride on high places and make you soar on eagle’s wings. Let us see from the example of Jesus Christ. There were two critical times in His ministry; the beginning and the end; the beginning; Luke 3:21-23, the heavens opened upon Jesus and the Holy Spirit descended on Him and God spoke a word of confirmation. But see what followed; Luke 4:1-14. It was the Holy Spirit Himself that presented Him to the tempter; the devil for trial. Jesus after He waited on the Lord, He returned in the power of the Holy Ghost V 14—21. And the ending; John 13:30-31 “Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night. So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him”. What? Glorified? Hallelujah! When He faced the cross was when He was glorified. He waited on the Lord for strength to endure the cross, He got confirmation and saw the cross as the way to glorification! Hallelujah! Like Jesus, you must start well and end well.
WHY SHOULD WE WAIT UPON THE LORD?
2) To exchange our strength for His
3) To fulfil a destiny
4) To get a definite answer to certain questions
5) To overcome battles of life.
Prayer point: By the power of resurrection, my tests are turning to testimonies in Jesus’ name.