I have found myself once again in what I used to call the "Rodeo Bull Syndrome." I'm the bull, contained behind the heavy gate, stomping, heaving, determined to break out of the confined space I'm locked into. I've been in this Rodeo Bull Syndrome twice before in my life and both times the Lord has used it to teach me something deeply and vitally important: how to WAIT ON HIM.
In a blog dated April 1, 2017, I wrote about such a time when I was crying out to God for release from my situation and He told me to sit before Him and WAIT. Apparently I needed to hear His words again so I will re-post it below:
I sat before the Holy One. I did wait. And He did speak:
"Not this time. It is not time for you to go and do. This time your body is over-taxed and your mind overwhelmed. You must leave the sixth day and come into the Seventh Day - My Sabbath - my day of Rest. So many of my own still make the Sabbath a time of heavy work and preparation. They rush to get dressed and speed down the highways to get there on time. They come home exhausted from all the activity of their "Day of Rest.
"Learn what this means - really learn it. I gave man a day to set aside all cares and anxieties and striving - and abide in Me. Abide in - make your home in - Me. Take a deep breath of My Spirit. Wait before Me. Those who wait on Me will renew their strength.
"Yes, child, picture yourself bundled up in a blanket, your Bible in your hand. That is your weapon. My Word goes before you to fight the enemy. In quietness and confidence is your strength.
"God-Rest is trust, utter trust, and unfailing faith that in the Seventh Day I will make everything complete. You will be victorious. Your strength will be renewed - in the Day of Rest.
"Stand still and you will see the deliverance your God will bring you."
There remains, then, a Sabbath Rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's Rest also rests from His own work, just as God did from His.
Kelly Ferrari Mills