One day I happened to do a word search for the word “wait” in the Bible. This reference to “wait” is used numerous times in the Old Testament when referring to “waiting on the Lord.” There are many Christians that still believe we have to wait on God and that He will reveal Himself once we have done our part of waiting. The only reference I could find in the New Testament about waiting (waiting on the Lord) is when the apostles were commanded by Jesus in Acts 1:4 to wait for the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus changed access to God forever
When Jesus laid down His life for us it changed our access to God forever! He paved the way for continual fellowship with God. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you no longer have to “wait” to have fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
No More Waiting
Ephesians 2:18 (ESV) – “For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
We are the temple of God – Listen to Him
1 Cor 3:16 (ESV)- “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” Since He dwells in me he is always available, I don’t have to wait but I do have to listen and hear so I know Him. John 10:27 (ESV) – “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
You have a direct line to God through Jesus – Act on it
At E6 Ministries we use this direct line to God by practicing “listening prayer” and you can too. Jesus longs to talk with you. Practice talking to your Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. One good way to do this is by asking questions and then quietly listen for God.
- Father, what do you think about me?
- Is there anything I have to do to be loved by You?
- Jesus, what would you like me to do today?
- Holy Spirit, what do you want me to know about those people at work that I struggle with?