“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me...That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” Proverbs 8:17, 21
As we express our love for the Lord, it will bring a response from Him (I love them that love Me), lifting us into a higher level of communion and fellowship with Him. As we look toward Jesus in an attitude of receiving, the “substance” of His being will flow into us, to change us into His image and likeness.
As we continue to daily “wait on the Lord,” to receive the impartation of spiritual life and strength that is essential to our spiritual well being, there must be a parallel “crucifixion” of our natural, soulish life. This is accomplished as we commit to the cross all things which are contrary to our spiritual development - that seek to hinder or replace our times of waiting before the Lord.
The Lord will, through this process of crucifixion, remove the agitations and all that rebels against our becoming “still” before Him. We must pass through this time of “processing” before we will be able to fully experience the release of spiritual life that the Lord desires to make available to us.
Our ability to “wait upon the Lord” will increase as we “wait upon the Lord.” As desirable and well intentioned as they may be, relationships with other Christians will never nurture or satisfy our spiritual hunger.
There must be the lifting of our being into a “vertical” relationship with the Lord - an intimate, personal coming to the Lord Himself, as coming to a person who desires to be known. As we “wait in His presence,” He will make Himself known to us. Then, we will be better able to fellowship one with another.