Saturday, August 2, 2008

Confidently Confident

"At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly."
Psalm 5:3

I've always heard it said that if God repeats Himself in His Word then you really need to listen and heed His teaching. Well this morning, the verse above was not only the key verse in the first devotional book I opened, but it was the theme verse in my other reading as well.

What so blessed my heart this morning was that before I even opened either book, or my Bible, I had bowed my head and earnestly prayed that the Lord would speak to my heart. Over the next two weeks while we are on vacation, my deepest prayer request is that God will give some clear direction in regards to this upcoming Fall. As I surrendered my plans and schedule to Him at daybreak and pleaded with Him to provide guidance, I just really needed to have that assurance that He heard me. What a delight it was to my soul to open my eyes and read this verse, not once, but twice. The Lord was speaking directly to me and giving me His guarantee that He heard me.

Not only that, but He is telling me to watch expectantly. Oh, how that Word thrills my heart. The Lord IS going to speak. I don't know how, where, when, through what means, but I need to keep my ear tuned to His heart. I can't wait to share with you His Word to me. Beth Moore talks about being "competently competent". Well, this morning I am "confidently, confident"!

What are you waiting to hear from God today? Rest in the knowledge that He has heard your cries for help and keep seeking. His answer is on the way.

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Leah said...

Have a wonderful vacation!!!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

The Lord is my Confidence. I'm so glad, because left to myself I am a complete mess. I need his strength to walk me through. I know these words are ringing in your heart tonight. Praying for your family..


God Chaser said...

I too love it when God speaks in such a way. May you clearly hear His voice as you wait for the Fall in expectation

Jerralea said...

I love that phrase: confidently confident.

Have a wonderful vacation!

Kay Martin said...

Confidently Confident....beautiful understanding of our Father. I'm in one of those expectant places also. Being in an open frame of mind and preparing for "whatever" sure stretches my about you?

Well written, and a mindset I need to keep alive.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you as you seek direction for this fall, and this coming season.
God bless you,
Love you so much,

Cheri Bunch said...

Hi Joy,
I love this. I needed this today. I am teaching a Bible study this morning and need confidence. I have not been feeling well and have little energy.
This is one of my favorite verses of scripture. "Expectantly" is such an awesome word! I love it. I used this verse in my teaching last week.
I tried to respond to your e-mail, but my computer was messing up once again and though I tried many times I don't think it went through. I am praying for you! Blessings, dear JOY!

Tracie Miles said...

This was a wonderful post - I love it when God speaks to us boldy that we know it is Him. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your comments, they always lift my spirits! Take care.