thought for the day – waiting on God

In reflecting on Pslam 62:1 – For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation (NRSV) – Andrew Murray writes in his little but big book, Waiting on God (Whitaker House, 1981):

If salvation truely comes from God and is entirely His work, just as our creation was, it follws that our first and highest duty is to wait on him and to do that work which pleases him.  Waiting then becomes the only way to the experience of a full salvation – the only way to truely know God as the God of our salvation.  All the difficulties which are brought forward, as keeping us back from full salvation, have their cause in this one thing: the defective knowledge and practice of waiting upon God.  All that the Church and its members need for the manifestations of the mighty power of God int he world is the return to our true place , the place that belongs to us, both in creation and redemption, the place of absolute and unceasing dependance upon God…. It is then, because Christians do not know their relationship to God as absolute poverty and helplessness, that they have no sense of the need of absolute and unceasing dependence, or of the unspeakable blessedness of continually waiting on God. 


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