The Whisper To Wait

I want to describe the still small voice of God in a personal way. It is the gentle nudge of a thought coming from out of the blue with apparently no source. As amazing as this is, it’s taken me a few months to come up with this description. That quiet whisper is the most precious communication you can ever have. This is why some of the greatest men in history found their lives changed by the smallest event, one that many of us would pass over as if it was of no consequence.
In Scriptures we are told Moses intimately communicated with God’s presence, as a man speaks with a friend. But in one of those communications we see an unexpected outcome.  God spoke to him in Numbers 20 very directly and said these words, “Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”
Wow! Think about it! A simple direct communication from God, which became a monumental turning point for Moses’ entire life. Moses obeyed, but something changed from the original communication to the completion of the prophetic act.  When Moses gathered the assembly he said, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.”
Moses’ action deeply affected God, because God then said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” The assignment from God, to deliver a blessing to the people of Israel, was also a test for Moses and his ability to deliver God’s message without adding to it or changing it.
At the beginning of this year, I had a certain accounting process to be done by members of my family. The project was big and would take a few weeks to complete, so I was thinking about when I should do it. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “Don’t do it until I give you the location.” He spoke to me in a very still quiet whisper and I told the family members about this instruction from God. Months and months went by and the location was not given. Months and months continued to go by and still no location was given. After eight months of waiting, no location from God was given. Absent-mindedly neglecting God’s directions, I decided in my own mind to go ahead with the accounting project.
After four days of working on the project I saw incredible conflicts happening that seemed almost ridiculous. I went into intercession, and I asked the Lord, “What’s going on, and why are these difficulties happening?” After two days of intercession the Lord spoke to me and said, “When you disobeyed My instruction it opened a door for the enemy to take advantage of you. It is like a soldier going to sleep and leaving the door open to where the enemy can sneak in and do him harm.”
Suddenly my eyes were opened. God had told me eight months ago to wait until the location was given. Of course, since His voice was very quiet, in my ignorance I acted like the word was not that important ~ when actually the opposite was true. My family agreed with me and we put the accounting project on hold  and decided to wait and not to work on it until the location was actually given.
I realized that when God gives you a message for someone there may be a second test in that message. God wants to know if you will communicate it clearly, without personal agenda, influence, or even an opinion.
We must understand, the greatest blessings that you and I are going to receive will be given to us through His intimate communication. We must be accurate and true to every detail that He gives us, no matter how quiet (or loud) it appears to be. Doing  exactly what God tells us to do is the foundational truth that must always be present.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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