Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Wait Upon the Lord"

Today's reading - Acts 10:5-8 (NIV): The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. 6He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."

7When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. 8He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.

It is wonderful to know that when we are sincere in our prayers and generosity that they are offered before God. We do not do the offering; a sincere offering belongs to the Lord and comes from His work within us. We deserve nothing. The Lord is preparing a blessing for Cornelius and those around him as they have been leading faithful lives following God’s ways. The angel messenger has made an impression and Cornelius obeyed his orders and is waiting what God has planned for him.

We must all serve the Lord and wait upon the Lord with a sincere heart. Here we have an example to follow. Serve, pray, listen, follow and wait.

Dorothy Drago Brucks
Aldersgate UMC
Nixa, MO.

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