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I want God to have all of me

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Daniel 5-6, Psalm 130, and Luke 3.

I was drawn to the “whole being” part of this verse.

Is my mind engaged in waiting to be sure of what He wants me to do?

I am easily distracted.  I am easily side-tracked.  I have a host of good intentions.

Sadly, I am unable to sustain a total turn to God.  He wants that from me.

I often think of things in relation to me instead of in relation to Him.  I believe that God wants me to do more reading but will I approach the reading time as if it is ordained by Him not me?

God has a plan for my life.  For me to have access to His Plan, I must remember that it doesn’t come on a sheet of paper entitled, “Today’s Plan.”  It will be an ongoing thing.  I cannot assume that I can “take it from here” and move off as I see fit.

I have surrendered my life to God many times and often in the ending prayer on this blog.  Why do I undo that “surrender” so often?

“Lord, I need You every second.  Not periodically.  Forgive me for choosing me over You. I cannot get things right on my own.  I need You.  Prick my conscience when I have wandered off.  I don’t want that happening.  I love You, Lord.”

During what portion of your waking hours are you intentionally yielded to God?

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I can’t wait!

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Daniel 5-6, Psalm 130, and Luke 3.

For those of us who are impatient, this is a tough one.

Waiting is not easy.  Try driving in a busy area.  Try standing in a long line.  Try calling the cable company!

Nothing like any of that imagined in today’s verse.  Here the waiting is for God.  Here, within the waiting period, is time to reflect on God’s Word.

That brings me to thoughts such as: (1) If God is in charge, then waiting is part of His plan, and (2) If patience is something I need to learn, then getting a chance to practice it makes perfect sense.

I have started to carry Bible verses on cards with me wherever I go.  I make reference to them when I take my daily walk.  I also have them with me when I have to wait.  They come in handy!

God wants me to be a Godly waiter.  He wants me to be ready/willing to serve Him.  I desperately need to tune in to His wishes.  My ways are not His ways.  I don’t acquire the ability to get things right without Him.  I will always need Him for directions.

“Lord, forgive my impatience.  You have what I need to be patient.  Overtake me with Your Holy Spirit.  If I am in Your Will, I will be able to wait with Godliness.  Help me, Father, I beg.”

The closer I am to God the more patient I will be.





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s20“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Daniel 5-6 & Psalm 130 & Luke 3)

I am lousy at waiting.

I want to move on.  I want to speak quickly.  I want others to get to the point.  I want slower vehicles out of my path.  But that attitude runs in complete contradiction to the chosen verse.

Why do I continue to run ahead of God into who knows where?

I must crave a life’s rhythm that is totally tuned to His Rhythm.  But that involves waiting.  I will have to change my pace.

It is often said by math teachers that the student needs to understand the current concept before moving on to another.  I will never fully understand what God is up to, so how dare I rush ahead?  It is the epitome of folly.

Many of my domestic difficulties relate to the “waiting” issue.  I want others on my pace.

If I am on God’s pace then those in my midst will be the first to notice.  They have been on the wrong end of my need for speed for way too long.

“Father, forgive me for going my way, at my speed.  That’s a quick way to disaster.  That’s a quick way to ruin relationships.  I’ve been there, done it.  Forgive me, I beg.  Loosen my grip on the controls of everything.  I want You in charge of my life.  I thank You for Your Love.  I draw near to You, Father!”

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