“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”- Hebrews 10:35-36
In Chapter 5 (“Claiming God’s Promises: Actively Expressing Faith in the Delays”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley emphatically states that the principle of claiming the Lord’s promises to you is a crucial precept during times of waiting. This precept will enable us to remain steady and strong when swamped by the waves and storms of adversity.
Up to this point, Dr. Stanley has discussed how waiting signifies an expected endurance demonstrated by a directed and purposeful attitude of prayer. The third characteristic is that we must be active.
The Lord didn’t intend for believers to passively wait. Although we are still in the sense that we relinquish all control of our situation and allow the Father to work through our circumstances, we must be active in our spiritual growth as we resolutely take hold of God’s Word.
Our ability to persevere is the key factor in receiving the very best God has planned for us. If we jump the gun by taking matters into our own hands, we can’t possibly know with certainty that we will receive the blessings God has planned for us.
Today’s question: What Bible verses have encouraged you to take an active role in your transformational growth? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: Promises, promises!”