Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
What if God wanted this Meeting to wait for 5 years before hearing His voice? The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert -- are we so much better than they? In waiting to hear the Inner voice, it must be said that we wait on God's time. "To everything there is a season" means many things, but it certainly means that we don't plant when the ground is lying fallow, but lying fallow is not a bad thing to do.
Waiting is not inactivity. It is very active. It doesn't look like much, but it isn't apathy.
Dr. Bruce R. Arnold said:
> ....In waiting to hear the Inner voice, it must be said that we wait on God's time...
I'd put it, rather: that this "God's time" is not some arbitrary decision, but what God's wisdom recognizes as the time people will need to "ripen", for that "voice" to work according to God's purposes.
People's efforts to hurry that time... can just be part of that ripening process, whether it's working towards their own ripening or somebody else's. I've had all sorts of people telling me things I didn't understand at the time-- but later I recognized them as belonging to God's "voice."
"The Harmonious Hand is now holding
Lord Krishna's ring, the eagle's wing,
the voice of mother, everything..."
[Incredible String Band ~ 1968]