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Vital signs- Sunday, May 8th, 2022

A Time for Meditation

When you're waiting on God, it's a good time to sit alone, be quiet, think about God, pray, read your Bible, and listen. Use that time for meditation. Take a look at the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk for example. Habakkuk was fed up and tired of waiting. So he complained to God by saying, "How long O Lord must I cry out for help but you don't listen?" (Habakkuk 1:2 NLT) Habakkuk kept going, "Why do You tolerate wrong? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?" (Habakkuk 1:3,13 NLT) After Habakkuk presented his case to God, he waited for the answer in meditation. "I'll climb my watchtower now and wait to see what answer God will give me about my complaint." (Habakkuk 2:1 NLT) "The Lord said to me Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, don't be in despair for these things surely come to pass. Just be patient. They'll come and they will not be overdue a single day." (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NLT) God is never late. He said, "It'll come just at the right time. You did the right thing, Habakkuk, by getting alone and being quiet and waiting for an answer.' God wants you to know Him. Deep relationships are built, not in the noise of a big party, but in the quietness of a one-on-one relationship -- in a quiet time. So just be quiet and wait for God so you can get to know Him better.

“I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint. Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”

‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:1-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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