In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
I get the praying in the morning, really I do. I’m pretty good with that. And I get the part about laying my requests before him. I’m good at that too.
It’s that last part that is the kicker…”wait expectantly.” I am not a good waiter. No, I usually want my requests heard and answered in a timely fashion. Of course, I mean “MY” timely fashion.
When I read “Pray about everything; then, leave outcomes up to me.” in Jesus Calling
I actually stopped, went back and re-read it, then re-read it again. It resonated with me throughout the day.
I found myself pausing at the semi-colon, and pausing again at the comma after then. Read it without pausing. Then read it with the pauses. Do you see a difference?
I think Jesus wants us to take a step back and pause once we pray about something. He wants us to have a comma in our prayer life. He wants us to wait.
Wait upon him.
Waiting is hard for me. I like to get things done in a timely fashion and I want others to be on the same timetable as me.
I am a bit of a control freak. Can you see that? But I am not the one in control.
I am not the one in charge.
In the big scheme of things, I am pretty small.
So I am going to try to pause.
To see what He has in store. It might be different than I envision, but I need to stop.
Step back and see what He can do. This is, after all, His story…not mine.
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