Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.
Scripture: “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
Insight: We can learn so much from the Biblical Heroes like King David, who is the only person in the Bible ever referred to as “a man after God’s own heart,” Acts 13:22. God led David through a myriad of different circumstances that tested his faith, grew him,challenged him and led him to become the greatest King of Israel and the human bloodline out of which Jesus himself was born. Therefore, we just should pay close attention to the life of David recorded in the Bible and try to learn as much as we can from him and apply it to our lives in a practical way. We will study some of the Scriptures over the next 30 days that David wrote and see how his life is a great teaching moment for us today. David wrote half of the Psalms, which serve as a journal for his faith walk with the Lord. He was nothing if not authentic with his emotions in sharing them with the Lord, and thus we are the beneficiaries of being able to read his thoughts.
In today’s Psalm 5:3, we learn from David that when we pray we should have an expectancy to our prayers. We should believe the Lord will act. We know the Lord hears our prayers and He responds in a way that is for our ultimate good. However, if our prayers are not aligned with His will, or in violation of His character, or if we have unresolved sin when we come before Him ( Isaiah 59:1-2) that can prevent the Lord from hearing or acting on our behalf. Assuming we have repented and have clean “airwaves” before we come before Him, then we know He can answer our prayers in three ways: yes, no or not yet. But that shouldn’t ever prevent us from coming before the Lord in prayer. David learned this as he constantly brought all kinds of prayers to the Lord on a regular basis, and he waited with expectancy for the Lord to answer him. he didn’t always like the answer, but he learned over time to trust God’s judgment and perfect timing above his own and that God works all things out for good in the end for those who are His (Romans 8:28)
Prayer: Lord Jesus,help us to bring all things before you in prayer and to pray with expectancy, anticipated You will move Mountains to answer our prayers, although sometimes the answer may be different than we expect. We pray in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!