"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."
(Psalms 27:14 KJV)
"Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly."
(Acts 19:36 KJV)
This definition of HASTE is found in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: 1. rapidity of motion, 2. rash or headlong action, 3. undue eagerness to act.
Nowhere in the Bible does Our Awesome God say to make a decision hastily. God doesn't do things that way. The Bible says God is gracious, merciful and slow to anger (Nehemiah 9:17). He is long suffering, not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9).
When we feel the need to act hastily, that is the time we need to slow up, pray to Our Awesome God and get our details and facts in order before we act or talk. Once we have acted or made a thoughtless statement, we can't go back and the consequences may be severe. So before you act or talk, decide what you want to make happen and consider the consequences. Pray for God's guidance and watch for the answer. This is usually best because Satan is waiting for you to say or do the wrong thing.
It is true that we sometimes need to move or decide swiftly but we should ask God for help and move as swiftly as His answer comes. So in most instances, God wants you to evaluate the situation and rely on Him to tell you when and what you should say or do. Our Awesome God will help if you ask, He may already have it covered but you need to ask Him. Join a church where Our Awesome God can be found and learn His ways.
When Our Awesome God answers, be ready to follow His directions carefully for His answers need to be done when, how and where He wants them done. It will help if you know Him well enough to realize how He usually wants things done and remember, He can do anything but usually uses natural things to accomplish His will. He may have you do something it will take a century to complete or say something that will change the world instantly. Follow His instructions! But ask Him, He knows the right answer.
LWBC is a loving church who tries to live by Biblical principles while encouraging all its members. Join us for church this coming Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study. We have Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM and Sunday evening Bible Study at 6:00 PM. Our programs are varied but on Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study and Youth Chapel until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill