Friday, June 10, 2011

To YIELD is to Wait Patiently

I was in a hurry to drive home today.  I came to a YIELD sign.  There was a lot of traffic, and as I waited and stared at that big triangular sign, my mind drifted to how much I want my life to be fully YIELDED to God.  Then as I waited still longer it hit me: to YIELD is to wait patiently.  If I want to be fully YIELDED to God, I will have periods of waiting on Him.  When I patiently listen, I begin to hear His voice.  When I stop scurrying around doing what I think I should be doing, I finally learn what He wants me to do.  Sometimes the wait can be excruciatingly long, but it is still best to wait on the Lord.  That is how I gain the biggest blessings!

Psalm 40:1: "I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry."