Friday, July 24, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse

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 KJV

Thoughts on today's verse...
Waiting is never easy for me. I'm not good in a doctor's office. Especially when I have an appointment for 10:15 a.m. and I'm not seen until 11:30 a.m. I understand there are emergencies but I would appreciate knowing why I have to wait so long.

But waiting on the Lord, ah, my friends, that's a different thing! I like places of solitude and quiet respite. I have a small wrought iron cafe table on my patio and that is one of my most favorite places to meet with the Lord. Early in the morning, reading His word and praying. Sometimes He will delight me with the unexpected, such as a pair of quail in my yard or the brilliant flash of a male cardinal coming to feed. Yes, starting the day with my Savior does renew my strength. Although I haven't begun running yet, I can assure you that I do not faint when walking!

My prayer...
Lord, thank you for quiet places where we can renew our strength. Whenever I seem to be overwhelmed by a problem or pressing issue, I can calm myself with Your Word and a quiet place of solitude and peace. ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,