Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:21-26 (NIV)
Here I am. It is morning. I am waiting for you. I have set apart this time and place to meet with you. At one time, this would have been a struggle to get up in the morning to meet with you. Why is that? As you know, I am not much of a morning person. What has changed? Why is it no longer a struggle for you to find time to meet with me? Now, there is no place I would rather be than in your presence. Pick a spot anywhere on this earth. It is not better than being in your presence. Pick a spot anywhere in the universe. I would rather be in your presence. Pick something else to do. I would rather meet with you. Pick something else to hear. I would rather hear from you. Your words refresh me. You words revive me. I am given encouragement and hope and strength as I meet with you. I am given guidance and direction as I hear from you. That is very good.
I have this hunger and thirst within me that only you can satisfy. I could have everything the world has to offer and yet I would hunger for more than it could possibly provide. You fill me up. You feed my hunger. You satisfy my thirst. I will seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. There is something I know for certain. What’s that? I will find you. I will find you right here, right now, in the morning as I meet with you. Why are you so certain? Your word is sure. Your word is trustworthy. I can hold on to the promises of your word. What promises? You have said that I will find you when I seek you with all my heart. You have said that you will draw near to me as I draw near to you. I am seeking you. I am drawing near to you. Here I am, right here, right now. I know that you are here to help me. I know that you are here to feed and sustain and strengthen me. I know that you are to here to guard and guide me. I know that you are here to give me hope and encouragement as I love you with all my heart and soul and strength. You are all I need. You are all I want. I am yours. You are my God and Father. Yes, I am. I am here with you. In me, you will have all you need. Yes, you will find me when you seek me with all your heart. Yes, I will draw near to you as you draw near to me. Yes, I will meet with you in the morning. Wait for me. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, thank you for the opportunity to meet with you. Each day you show me something new. Your love and compassion for me never fails. You are so good to me. I will seek you and wait quietly in your presence so that I am able to hear from you. Amen
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