Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Habakkuk 2:1

1 - I will stand my watch and set myself on a rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.

I love that Habakkuk waits for God's answer. He expects God to answer his prayer, so much so that he stands watch. A rampart is a defensive wall, much like the one at Helm's Deep that the Elves shot arrows from in the Lord of the Rings. Habakkuk knows that he doesn't see things God's way and that God will correct him.

Do we expect God to answer us when we pray? Do you? Do I? Do we expect it so much that we wait for His answer. I will admit that my prayers are more along the lines of... I'm thinking of doing this for You, God, and if You don't want me to do it, please tell me to stop. I know this means that I have to be listening for God to say no, and I will admit that it's more difficult when I'm excited about something, but He has done it. However, Habakkuk's prayer is more about a question. God is doing something that Habakkuk doesn't understand and he's asking why. I don't think it's wrong to ask God why. I think it's good and healthy to ask Him. However, He may not choose to explain it to you and you'll have to trust Him. Most of the things I've understood about why God did something, He's explained it after I trusted Him to do it. He wants our trust, even though we want understanding. Also, I love how Habakkuk is willing and desiring to be corrected. I want to be correct with God and my understanding of Him, even if that means my current understanding is wrong. I want to be right, not look right. How about you?

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