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Tonight, with 30 minutes before I must leave for a Full Gospel Businessman’s dinner, I put one last log on the coals of the waning fire, thinking it would burn for 30 minutes and then I would know to leave. In the 30 minutes I would converse with the Lord. I laid down on the couch anticipating the log to rapidly burst into flame, but it didn’t. Torn between ‘waiting on the Lord’ and wanting the fire to cooperate, I considered getting up and stoking it when the Lord said, “Wait. Wait for the fire like you wait for me.”
Suddenly the whole fireplace was ablaze. “When you wait on me the fire comes.” He whispered.
In a flash I remembered my wedding night. My then husband and I had not slept together before that night. He asked, rather awkwardly, “May I proceed now?”
Because of this quick remembrance I suddenly understood why I must wait on the Lord! It is not for Him to be ready to manifest. It is for me to be ready for Him to manifest. That waiting time is for my mind to find that place of peace where it no longer mulls over problems or plans, for my heart to open and put aside its defenses, and for my will to become hungry to know His will, not my own. When I reach that place He bursts into flame like the log on my fire.
I can count on it. That’s what makes me love Him so. He is faithful to give me His all.
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