Being Still Doesn't mean doing nothing. 9 Principles for waiting on God, page 2
Being Still Doesn't mean doing nothing. 9 Principles for waiting on God
Step 3. Have expectation
Believe that God will reward your effort. Believe that you will receive what you are seeking. Avoid double mindedness like “He loves me, He loves me not” and “He will do it, He will not do it”. We must be sure of what we hope for and what we do not see. We must believe that God is able to do what He promised.
4. Hear from the Holy Spirit.
We must realize that we cannot have success without the Holy Spirit. Even though we are redeemed, we must not ignore the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Helper, Leader and Director. We must be led by Him and we must allow Him to direct and help us. That is His position. He is the Boss here on earth. We need to hear from Him regarding how best to pray due to uniqueness in our individual makeups and circumstances. We also need to hear from Him regarding the length of time we, as individuals must put in to pull down His manifest presence.
5. Spend time in His presence
Spending time with God is vital. One person might be instructed by the Holy Spirit to put in three hours a day or at midnight and one person might be required to put in a total of five hours a day and three hours at midnight. Jesus prayed all night long and Paul and Silas got up and midnight to sing praises, and the glory of God manifested. God has not changed, so we need to hear from the Holy Spirit regarding how much time we need to spend with Him to be successful and effective in prayer. He enjoys our company in the place of prayer.