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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In the Morning He Hears My Voice

Life has a way of crawling all over us. Sure, sometimes a crisis hits and takes all our attention but more often I have found that it is the little things that woo us away from our faith and our Lord. We slowly take our attention off our Lord and set it on the problems before us. Then, the world continues to bring one thing after another which demand our attention. It is easy to get really off the path in which we walk with our Lord this way. You suddenly look up and you don't know where you are. . . and you wonder how you got to where you are now.

Each of us should know exactly where we are. After all, we're in very place we were the last time we took our eyes off the Lord. We are sinking in the sea. We're trying to make our way through the maze of difficulties in life in our own power.

Yet, we know what to do. We have to come home. We have to set things back in order.

That isn't always easy because it humbles us. We have to admit that we have strayed away. We have to confess our own hubris in thinking that we could walk on the water all by ourselves. So, we admit we are lost from the Lord's purpose when we are all own our own.

So, we begin again. We start the day with the Lord. We call out to Him. We remember who we are and praise Him for who He is. We set our petitions, our prayer requests, our hurts, our problems, our opportunities and our decisions before Him. And watch.

If we aren't careful we will declare that we have waited long enough and just like the buzzer on a game show yell, "Times up!" Of course, that means we never intended to really leave our needs before Him. We just recited our needs so that we could say that we did. It was an item on our todo list. We're still just as lost to His purpose as long as we aren't willing see what He will say; what He will do.

But when we hear Him, we are thrilled. That which made no sense begins to make sense. The ball of string that we go tangled up comes into order. Even the things which are difficult being to fit into His purpose. You can stand a whole lot of hard times when you realize that there is a payoff in the end.

So, today. I have brought my life to the Lord again. And, I too, eagerly watch. What will you do to day, Lord? I know it will be amazing!

Psalm 5:3 (NASB)
3 In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't so, for most of us; again and again, we strayed and we came back? How do we know we are still on track to eternal life in Heaven? This is one indication - we kept on coming back.

Hopely, over time, with repeated experiencing the grace and mercy of God despite our repeated failures, we begin to persevere in not straying. While, indeed, that we could repeatedly come back, for God is just and righteous to forgive us when we come back confessing of our sins, from our stubbornness and carelessness,
still we must NOT profane the grace of God. For the
Lord could come back like a thief in the night. So, too,
it is possible that death can come unannounced.

Come back, come back, He beckons us; Scripture said, even if we are faithless, He is faithful. Come back, come back, He longs to hear your voice again, in the morn.

Anthony Chia, high.expressions