Psalm 5:3

3In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.        

Before sunrise, the farmer was already in the field preparing his farming equipments. With no breakfast yet, he had a mug of black coffee. And soon as the surrounding is visible, he started planting seeds until the heat of the sun was too hot to endure. Then, he went home to eat brunch (late breakfast and early lunch). Late in the afternoon few hours before sunset, he returned to the field and finished what he started that morning. The farmer waits patiently before the seed sprouts; he waits extended time before harvest. Such is a daily grind of a farmer.

Similarly, we also patiently wait for the perfect time the Lord has set before we may take hold of his answers to our prayers. Christ Jesus our Lord has instructed how we should pray in Matthew 6:6-8, 6When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Personal prayer is private. Congregational prayer is verbalized so that fellow believers may agree and say “Amen.” The Lord knows what we pray for even before we ask him, and he had already delivered what we need for a godly life; yes, for a godly life. It declares in 2 Peter 1:3, 3His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. The term “given” is properly interpreted as “delivered.”We must pray that God helps us to grow in our knowledge of Christ and take hold of things he had delivered for us to live a godly life.

Lord Jesus, help me take hold of what you’ve given me.

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