Are you waiting for an answer or direction? How is it that you’re waiting?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United.
Today’s poem is a great reminder of how to wait in faith.
Where this season ends
And the next one begins
Is truly the lingering question
As we linger in this season of waiting
How do we wait intentionally
How do we believe in the quiet that it’s His voice that speaks?
For our King has come and bestowed such a gift
A gift that maybe hasn’t been opened yet
I invite you here
Remove all guilt
Remove all fear
If you led me here
then let these words be true
Let these words be yours
Let Your Spirit move
If Jesus’ sole purpose here on earth was to bring us the Truth
Then we must come to know and recognize the Truth
For those who know the Truth hear and listen to His Voice (John 18:37)
& I think that’s what I struggle with the most
Maybe what a lot of us do
Trusting in and relying on our own voice
Or letting it tear us down all the same
When it's just our silly hearts
Our broken hearts to blame
So how do we get quiet?
How do we get still?
How do we listen and know what is God’s good and perfect will?
Even when i have the time to sit and be still
My mind races
Confused about what the voices speak
My conscience gets the best of me…
Making me believe
That what I hear is blasphemy
Who am I to be called?
Who am I to live this life?
When I can’t even settle my mind
To listen and hear
Or believe at all
that what i hear is the Truth
When lies flood in
And we drown in this pool…
Where do we go?
Where do we turn?
The answer is clear
The answer is there
& making us aware
His presence is never far
His Spirit is always near
& when my conscience condemns
& I repent
Inviting His Spirit in
To remind me once again
It never ends
& His Truth dwells within
“By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth,
and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence, whenever our hearts
in [tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God’s
hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows
(perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him].
And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty
and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God,
And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe
His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing
And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and
trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we
should love one another, just as He has commanded us.
All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to
live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. They let Christ be a home to them and they are
the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really]
lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.” - 1 John 3:19-24
“Pilate said to Him, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!]
For I am a King. [Certainly I am a King!] This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the
world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth,
who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.” - John 18:37