Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord. Psalms 27:14 (AMPC)
Waiting on the Lord isn’t necessarily about a time period from setting yourself to meet, talk to, and hear from Him up to when He hears, comes and talks to you.
The Lord is always with us, and in us. He’s always hearing us. He’s always talking to us. He’s always instructing, counseling and guiding us by His Holy Spirit who lives with and in us forever; see- John 14:16,17 and always speaks to our spirits. See- Romans 8:16.
Waiting on the Lord is a discipline and practice of actively paying attention, responding and yielding to the One with us and in us who’s always communicating with us.
The reason why we experience it as a waiting is because in order to hear and understand clearly and accurately what the Lord is saying to us we have to shut out all the interfering, disrupting voices and noise of other things that are fighting for our attention.
These include our feelings, senses or reasoning, the cares of life, the troubles in the world, what other people are saying, the busyness of our daily life routine, offenses, the twisted mindset of culture and the false teachings of religion. All these things can work to prevent us from hearing God clearly and accurately. So we need to shut them out hence the waiting on Lord.
Waiting on the Lord is actually the Lord Himself waiting on us!
Because He’s always ever ready, listening and talking. We are the ones who have to be wakened, stirred up, listen and respond.
The first and best way and place to wait on the Lord is spending time in His Word. God and His Word are one. See-John 1:1,2. Where one is the other is also. What the Word is saying, God is saying. To hear the Word is to hear God. To respond to the Word is to respond to God.
The first and best way and place to actively pay attention, respond and yield to the One with us and in us who’s always communicating with us is spending time in His Word.
In the beginning was the Word. See-John 1:1. It all begins with and in the Word. God’s conversation with you begins in the Word – the Word of God.
Waiting on the Lord begins in the Word, His living active speaking Word. Make it a daily practice to wait on the Lord.