Monday, January 17, 2011

Daily devotional: Wait with expectation on the Lord

Scripture
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:3 NIV

Observation
I love how the author of this Psalm builds up a position of reverence and recognizes God's holiness as he submits his requests to the Lord. And he does not just present his requests to the Lord and then go on with his day in his own strength. Rather, after laying his requests before the Lord, he waits in expectation!

Application
Come to the Lord in reverence, with respect. Present my requests to Him and then wait in eager expectation for the Lord God Almighty to act with favor for the righteous!

Prayer
Lord, You are indeed holy and righteous. Your favor does surround the righteous as with a shield. Thank you for being merciful. Thank you for listening to our cries for help. I look forward to waiting in eager expectation for Your response to my prayers. Please show Yourself to me so that I do not miss Your response or Your hand on my life. I love you!

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