Look what I found this morning........

Look what I found this morning……..

Do you have teenagers? They’re an adventure. You never know what life is going to be like with teenagers around.

They leave you all sorts of wonderful gifts around the house: dirty shoes on the floor, dirty dishes in odd places, and occasionally, they’ll even leave you empty Gatorade jugs in your refrigerator.

Seriously? Who does that? Especially when there are other choices. You can either put it in the sink to be washed (or if you’re really amazing, you could wash it and put it away) or you can make more Gatorade, thus leaving a full pitcher in the refrigerator that someone could actually use.

What good is an empty pitcher? I has nothing to offer you. It can’t give you what it doesn’t have.

You see where I’m going with this, don’t you? Just for kicks, stick with me on this ride.

This morning in my quiet time with the Lord, I asked Him open my eyes to His Word in a new way. I love it when you ask God for something and He delivers immediately. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, it’s golden. I knew I needed something to fill me up this morning. I had poured out all day yesterday and was running on empty as the song goes.Psalm 143.8.10

I turned my Bible to Psalm 143 and began to read. When I got to verses 8-10, I felt like I was reading a prayer. It read almost like a Prayer of Jabez prayer [1 Chronicles 4:10]. It was short, direct, but really covered what I desiredĀ for today. It said,

Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God, may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

It is a cry to the Lord. It basically says:

Show me that I matter to you, that I belong. Once I know I belong to You, then show me where to go because I completely surrender and trust myself to You. Rescue me, Lord, for my enemies. Cover me. Let them see You, not me (because if my enemies see God, they’ll flee). I don’t know how to do Your will on my own so I’m begging You to teach me. I need You to lead the way because Your way is smooth.

David penned those words as a cry out to the Lord, but anyone can lay claim to them as their own personal prayer. We all need His help, whether we’re the trafficking victim on a street corner or the Bible study teacher in the Sunday school classroom. We all need Him and He offers Himself up to each and everyone of us [John 3:16].

What a beautiful prayer to start your day and it was for free. It was right there, in the middle of Psalm 143. Imagine what other treasures are hidden in that book just waiting for us to discover them.

Have you found one today? Will you share it with us in the comments?