"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

October 21, 2013

Day 21: Surrendering Ourselves To God

I have another guest post today!!  Yay!  This one is from mom-in-law Yvonne Garber.  Here you go.

Waiting on the Lord is surrendering ourselves to God.

John Bisagno observed:
"Waiting upon God requires our entire being.  It is not drifting into day-dreaming, but is rather an exercise that demands our keenest attention, our most alert frame of mind, and all of our soul's attention to the Heavenly Voice."  

A "Waiter" waits on tables.  Attentive to the needs of those he is serving.  Ps. 123 says,

"As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
    as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,

    till he shows us his mercy."

Psalms 130:6

"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,

    more than watchmen wait for the morning."

God we choose today, to wait on You, to put our hope in You--help our hearts not to be troubled, but to enter into active, joyful, waiting--show us how to do this, and reveal anything that stands in our way--for Your glory.  Amen

To see more posts in this series just click on the label "31 Days" under the title of each post in this series, or go back to Day 1 here and choose from the list of days listed at the bottom of the post.

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