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Waiting Expectantly

Hello, God has given me something in Psalms 5:3,

“In the morning,(A) Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.(B)”

David said that in the morning God heard his voice. He said that he (David) laid his requests before God, and waited expectantly for an answer. He said that God was not a God that was pleased with wickedness, and the wicked were not welcome with Him (God). He said that the arrogant could not stand in His (God’s) presence, David said that God hated all who did wrong (again like the sermon a few days ago). David said that the Lord detested the bloodthirsty and deceitful. But David said that by God’s mercy he (David) could come into God’s house, and in reverence David bowed down toward God’s holy temple. He asked God to lead him in righteousness, because of his enemies. He asked God to declare them guilty, and banish them for their many sins, but to make all who took refuge in God be glad, and let them ever sing for joy. He said that surely God blessed the righteous, and surround them with His (God’s) favor as a shield.

Christians were once drowning in sin, we deserved to die we were so caught up in sin that we didn’t take refuge in God. We were stuck in sin, but, Jesus gave His own life for us and saved us from ours sin. He died on the cross, and rose again, and He saved us and cleansed us from sin. So, now, we are saved. But unbelievers are not, they are stuck in their sin. If you are an unbeliever, then why not come to Jesus. We not come to the savior of sins? God will make you His child. So, come to Jesus!

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Help others to see Christ, and the Gospel. There are still unbelievers who need help from their sin. Alone, we could not save them, but if we show them Christ, who loved us so much that He gave His own life for us, and they come to Him, and Christ will save them. God is the one who works in people hearts, and changes them, we are merely the messengers of this Good-News. So, let’s share Jesus with others!

God: Let’s also praise the Lord for all that He has done for us. He has given His son as an atoning sacrifice (1 John 4:10). Let’s rejoice in Him, and worship Him. Let’s praise Jesus, the Son, for giving His life for us. Let’s give thanks to Him, for He has loved us, and give the Holy-Spirit to us. Let’s love Him with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. Let’s give our lives to Him, for He has given His life for us. Let’s love Him, praise Him, thank Him, rejoice in Him, and be willing to give our all to Him. He has given His all for us. Thank You Jesus!

Application: How does Psalms 5:3 apply to us? David said that He laid his requests before God, and He waited expectantly for an answer. When we were lost in sin, if we cried out for help, no one would help us. Their was no reason for us to wait expectantly for an answer. But, Jesus came, and He gave His own life for us on the cross, and rose again as the atoning sacrifice, and He made us clean. Now, when we need help, we can cry out to God, and we can wait expectantly for an answer, because He will answer us.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for blessing me so much. Thank You for saving me. Please help me to love You more. Please help me to give thanks to You. Please help me to walk with You and talk with You more. Please help me to grow in You, and help me to be more like You. Please help me to be more thankful. Please help me to run to You for help. Please help me to have a stronger appetite for Your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Atoning sacrifice, 1 John 4:10,

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(A) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(B)”

Beginning verse, Psalms 5:3,

“In the morning,(A) Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.(B)

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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