LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH, AND TEACH ME: FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION; ON THEE DO I WAIT ALL THE DAY. PSALMS 25:5 KJV.
There are times, when one must wait on the Lord, be still, hold your ground, and be stubborn. Because these are times of testing. These are times of endurance. These are times, of growth, where you are adamant, to believe the promises of God.
And believe me, I know, God tests us.
See, it is easy to give up. It is easy, to back down. And frankly, who wants to face battles, or spiritual battles, and be in a situation, where you are challenged?
I grew up fighting. Did I want to? No, the first time, I was challenged, I wanted to back down, and run away. But something, within, told me, I had to fight, or I could not face myself. And that was as a very young child. I had to respect myself, or I knew, no one else would respect me.
Now, I know, there are times, I do have to fight, but in a different way, sometimes, where I wait on the Lord, hold my ground, and be stubborn, because of who God is. Because He sees me. Because He tests me. And because I have seen Him fight my battles. But I only win, the battle on my knees to God.
I will be the first to admit, when I look at my own track record, I have made some terrible mistakes, for love, for friendship, for my own personal desires. And I have paid the price, I have reaped terribly in some areas. Because it was sin.
It has made me seek God, all the more. It has made me want to please Him, even when I don’t understand, why? Or how, or His ways.
LET INTEGRITY AND UPRIGHTNESS PRESERVE ME FOR I WAIT ON THEE. PSALMS 25:21 KJV.
This poor judgement on my part, has brought me to my knees, repenting, pleading with God. I have prayed for some things that in my life, that did not prosper. And many times, I have regretted, not being successful in certain matters. But it is not over, until God says it is over.
Even now, I have felt challenged, and I want to be gracious in a certain matter. But that would be weakness. That would be defeating the cause, in which God has made. In this test.
WAIT ON THE LORD: BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN THINE HEART: WAIT I SAY ON THE LORD. PSALMS 27:14 KJV.
And I have felt the Lord, speak to my heart, and tell me NO! Do not give in. Do not betray yourself. Do not betray me. Do not open up communication. Do not try and make a way. Do not! Do not be weak in this matter. You are right, now follow through. Do not concede, or give up, do not fail!
And I won’t get into the details…..
But I have to be stubborn in this matter. Because it is a spiritual matter. As much as I love, in this, I have to do whats right in the sight of God. I have to be loyal to God first. I have to wait on Him. I have to hold my ground. I have to be stubborn. I have to prove my love to Him. In this test.
REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM: FRET NOT THYSELF BECAUSE OF HIM WHO PROSPERETH IN HIS WAY, BECAUSE OF THE MAN WHO BRINGETH WICKED DEVICES TO PASS. CEASE FROM ANGER, AND FORSAKE WRATH: FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL. FOR EVIL DOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. PSALMS 37:7-9 KJV.
I know the battle is His. I just have to be obedient to God. I just have to submit to God, and resist the devil. And when I do, I tell God this. And when I tell him that, I actually renounce the devil, his enemy, and God fights my battles.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. JAMES 4:7 KJV.
BECAUSE OF HIS STRENGTH WILL I WAIT UPON THEE; FOR GOD IS MY DEFENCE. PSALMS 59:9 KJV.
Do you see, where I get my strength? It is in obedience to God. Its in proving my self to him. By waiting on the Lord, being still, holding my ground, and being stubborn, because of Him.
I must avoid pride. I must avoid, wanting power. Or money. Or anything that is ungodly. I must avoid any kind of spiritual nonsense, that does not come from His throne. Even if they claim, they come in the name of the Lord. I will know them, by their fruit. I must avoid anything that is not of God. Or not in the nature of who HE is. Being careful about being distracted. Focus on Christ, and never letting go of His hand. NEVER!
I must avoid any characteristic of the enemy, or I will be my own worst enemy. I must walk in love, forgiving, and embracing all of the promises of God.
When my inner voice, that is not always in tune to Gods promises, tells me negative things. I must rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Deny the lies from the enemy! And claim the promises of God. By writing them, speaking them, praying them and embracing God, for He does not lie. So my inner voice will always be in tune with God. This is my responsibility, this is my soul, and I must nurture it in Christ, and good King James truth, that is holy, and powerful, in discernment, to avoid….The lies that come from the enemy. So this is why…
WAIT ON THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS WAY, AND HE SHALL EXALT THEE TO INHERIT THE LAND; WHEN THE WICKED ARE CUT OFF, THOU SHALT SEE IT. PSALMS 37:34 KJV.
I give God all the Glory, Honor, and Praise. Because of who HE is. Because of what HE did on that cross for me, and you. That breaks the curses, every time. That precious blood of Jesus that I plead. And so I will not compromise that, in any way. It is in holiness, that makes a way. For Christ is the way, the truth, and life.
I WILL PRAISE THEE FOREVER, BECAUSE THOU HAST DONE IT: AND I WILL WAIT ON THY NAME; FOR IT IS GOOD BEFORE THY SAINTS. PSALMS 52:9 KJV.
This is why I am adamant about the word I use, this is why, I will not compromise. When I err, and I do, I repent. I don’t let it pile up, any more, into more disobedience. I refuse to compromise my soul, my future, my life in playing with my salvation, or playing with spiritual matters.
I fear God.
And I just know, that right now, I will submit to God in all matters, and let Him, do the fighting. I am keeping my peace, and I will not be struggling, in my mind, as the battle.
I will accept the will of God. I will, trust God, and I will obey God, in my matters, of just waiting on Him, being still, holding my ground and stubborn.
I hope this blesses you somehow. As I close, and praise and thank God.
SAVE US, O LORD, OUR GOD, AND GATHER US FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THY HOLY NAME, AND TO TRIUMPH IN THY PRAISE.
PSALM 106:47. KJV.
In Christ, Elena Ramirez