“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:3-7a
I’m tired of running from you. I’m done resisting you and your ways. I’m weary from my disobedience. Today, Lord, I choose obedience. Today I choose to trust you and to do good. Your Word calls me to obedience. Your command to me is that I would walk in your ways and follow your instruction for my life. Forgive me for holding man’s wisdom and understanding above the authority of God’s Word. For far too long, I’ve reasoned my way through life, refusing to change and resisting the conviction of your Holy Spirit. Today, I choose to place myself fully under the authority of your Word.
Your Word tells me that when I choose to delight in you that you will give me the desires of my heart. Help me to understand the meaning of this promise, that when I’m delighting in you and your Word, you change the desires of my heart to match yours. When my heart is beating in accordance with yours, it is then that I find complete joy. So, today, I choose obedience. I choose to delight in you and not in the fading and fleeting things of this world. Today, I choose you first. I will run to you first in obedience, and I will seek satisfaction in you alone. You, Lord, can fill my cup. You alone can satisfy the desires of my heart. So, in obedience, I choose to delight in you today.
Father, too many times, I’ve taken matters into my own hands. I’ve made a destructive pattern of trying to “handle things” on my own without consulting you. Today, I choose obedience. Today, I commit all my ways to you and surrender the control. I desire that you order my steps and direct me in the way I should go. From today forward, teach me to commit my every way to you, Lord.
Lord, I want to rest in you and your unchanging character. Help me to be still before you and to wait patiently for you. You will show up. You will speak. You will act. All you require of me is my obedience to you in the waiting. Part of that obedience is being still. I struggle with this so much, Lord, but I’m tired of striving. I’m tired of wrestling with you over this. Teach me to choose obedience in this, too. Today, Lord, I choose obedience.
In Jesus’ name,
1. In reading the above passage, has God convicted you of a specific area of disobedience in your life?
2. Journal a prayer of response to the Lord using Psalm 37:3-7a, as I’ve done above. Commit to obedience today.