Psalm 37:7 Be still in the presence of the
and wait patiently for him to act. (NLT)
My sweet friend, Lisa asked "What is your ancohor verse for 2009?" What a great question, which was asked by her friend, Elaine.
So, I've asked the Lord for my anchor verse. Now, I have never done this before, I mean, to have one verse that I would meditate on for this entire year, it’s new to me. But sure enough…ask and you shall receive.
Yesterday as I was visiting my local Christian bookstore, I went over to the area were all the pictures are displayed, which I very seldom do. I began to read the verses that were under each of the pictures and I noticed there was one verse in particular that stood out…Psalm 37:7.
As my eyes continued to scan the pictures, I saw this same verse three more times and that when I knew this was my anchor verse. I remembered several months ago, coming across this same verse and like a good bible student; I meditated on it for a short time and then moved on.
But yesterday, God made it clear to me that this verse was to take root in my heart and I was to wait eagerly for an answer.
That's when I started thinking, was my time with the Lord becoming like the pharaohs? Was I,like them reading the scriptures,quoting the scriptures,and even acting out the scriptures... but to believe the scriptures?
Yes, the pharaohs knew the Word but the Word hadn’t taken root in their hearts.
Was I being lured away from God’s promises? Was I looking at the circumstances, instead of believing in the promises?
I must confess that I’ve desired to take a hold of situations that are out of my control. My life in these last few months has appeared to be “all together.” An attitude of “I know God is in control” but my heart has a mind-set of unbelief.
God, forgive me.