He asked the Lord what he should do, but the Lord refused to answer him, either by dreams or by sacred lots or by the prophets. (1 Samuel 28:6)
HURRY UP, AND WAIT! How many times have I heard those exact words uttered when I was in the Navy? No one likes to wait. Whether it's in a long line at the super market, in a chow line, or in a doctor's office.
King Saul failed the waiting test. When God didn't respond to his call for help, Saul turned to a medium. God has given strict orders not to resort to mediums and witchcraft, but Saul disobeyed.
How often do we ask God for his will on a certain matter and then without waiting for his answer, do what we wanted to all along. I know I've been guilty -- have you? We need to exercise patience as did David, "I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry." (Psalm 40:1)
Spend the next five minutes waiting on the Lord. Tell him what is heavy on your heart, make your requests to him -- then be silent and wait.
Thought for the Day: When we are silent, God speaks.