A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Our Daily Bread Journal, October 8, 2014
Reading: Psalm 62:1-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God
To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
62:1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will you attack a man?
You shall be slain, all of you,
Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.
4 They only consult to cast himdown from his high position;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth,
But they curse inwardly. Selah
5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
This Our Daily Bread reading for today, October 8, 2014, provokes many more questions than it does solutions. I have to ask myself how true this is of me in my life today. Where is the evidence?
Is my soul silently waiting for God?
Is he ALONE, my rock and my salvation, my defense?
Can I be moved?
Am I waiting silently for God ALONE?
Is my expectation from Him?
Is my glory in God?
Is He the Rock of my strength?
Is He my refuge?
Am I trusting in Him at all times?
Am I pouring out my heart before Him?
It’s very easy for me to go astray from my walk and my fellowship with the Living God. It should not be so, but if I am entirely honest with myself, I will have to admit that this is the truth.
I am not as faithful to Him as He is to me. Oftentimes, I depend on many things other than God. I look to others to be my rock, my salvation and my defense. I want someone “with skin on”. I want someone I can see and touch.
I can be moved from the important things of God by emotion and by desire. My weaknesses distract me from the true path of God as my sufficiency. I forget that God is able.
I forget at times that everything I have and am comes from Him and he alone is due the praise and the glory for what I have and anything good that is in me.
I am still learning that He is the rock of my strength and my refuge and I am learning to pour out my heart honestly and without reservation before him. It’s an ongoing process.
Lord, may I love YOU more and more, as each day passes…….
Learning to look to God in expectation……
Learning to trust….
Learning to WAIT!
❤ ❤ ❤
When I was writing this, I was reminded me of when the elders of Israel asked for a King like the other nations had, when they already had God as their king. They wanted a King they could SEE, a King in the flesh, and their wish was granted. It came with grave consequences.
It is the same for me when I wish for someone “with skin on”. Natural as this desire is, it comes with grave consequences if I place someone or something I desire ahead of my all sufficient God…….
Something to ponder on…….