May 8: Yielding to His Authority

We’ve looked at how to Praise the Lord in prayer time, and for the last few days we’ve looked at waiting on Him:

I don’t like the idea of being under anyone’s authority. Abraham Lincoln is my hero – he was a self-made man, born in a log cabin he built with his own two hands!

We operate under God’s delegated authority!

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Mark 13:34

Not only that – but we’re to submit to humans that God placed in authority!

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Romans 13:2

God commands us to submit ourselves to other humans!

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:21


Its not as easy for others to see us submitting to the Lord. It’s a lot easier for others to see submission when we submit to other humans (whether it’s Nero, the President, your boss, or a supervisor you struggle to respect). God wants to use you as a picture of submission.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

Interesting – submitting to God is tied to victory over the devil….

Let’s submit to God, and to those God told us to submit to, and yield our self-rule during our prayer time!

May 7: Waiting on God’s Peace

We’re on day 4 of meditating on how to wait for God. We’ve looked at:

116 times in the New Testament we see the word peace.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid

John 14:27

You have a choice as to whether your heart will be troubled or not!

But, but, there’s so many things wrong in the world! There’s so many people who don’t like me. There’s so much I have to do.

Yes, but there’s still a choice we have:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25CW4yhB3tI

In your prayer time today, Yield to His peace today!

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

John 16:33

May 6: Waiting on God’s Will

As we’re focusing on how to wait on God in our prayer time, let’s look at what it means to wait on God’s Will.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

The perfect will of God is worth waiting for! God is transforming us – our choice is whether we want the world’s will or God’s will!

Take some time today to yield God your will, and let His will be done!

My stubborn will at last hath yielded
I would be Thine and Thine alone
And this the prayer my lips are bringing
Lord, let in me Thy will be done

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Til I am wholly lost in Thee

I’m tired of sin, footsore and weary
The darksome path hath dreary grown
But now a light has ris’n to cheer me
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun

Thy precious will, O conqu’ring Savior
Doth now embrace and compass me
The storms have ceased, my peace a river
My soul a prisoned bird set free

Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow’r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God’s will my home.

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Til I am wholly lost in Thee

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Til I am wholly lost in Thee

Lelia Morris

May 5: Waiting on God’s Timing

We’re on day 2 of waiting on God. Sometimes it’s difficult to wait. But God promises blessings to those who wait:

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:9

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Psalm 123:2

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint

Isaiah 40:31

What exactly does it mean to wait upon the Lord?

Waiting on the Lord necessitates two key elements: a complete dependence on God and a willingness to allow Him to decide the terms, including the timing of His plan. Trusting God with the timing of events is one of the hardest things to do. 

https://www.gotquestions.org/wait-on-the-Lord.html

If you need a musical reminder, here’s another song from Patch the Pirate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqT7EdgCzjo

Spend a couple minutes today waiting on the Lord.

May 4: Waiting on the Lord

For the last few days we’ve looked at Praising the Lord. The next portion of the “prayer clock” involves waiting on the Lord. Today try to spend a minute waiting on God:

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth

Psalm 46:10

What is the difference between praise and waiting?

Waiting is not praise, though it is closely related to praise and flows directly from it. Praise is verbalizing our esteem of God. Waiting is a time of silent love. Praise cries boldly, “God, I see these excellent qualities in your nature.” Waiting says softly, “God, I love you.”

Dick Eastman, The Hour that Changes the World

Sometimes I remember more thru song – and our friend Patch the Pirate has put this phrase to music:

By the way, if you are looking for a journal to record your daily hour with God and that has helpful prayer helps, check out the Christ-Walk Journal.