TV used to be such a big part of my life. I remember growing up watching the Cosby Show, Full House, Mets bball games, sports galore, Law and Order from before the time Jerry Orbach was in syndicate, etc. The list really could go on. College it was Felicity and other random shows I would catch as I walked through the rotunda of Flagler College. I got more into sports and would watch anything really – except maybe the Kentucky Derby and bowling (even though I like to bowl). Then along came the Food Network and other cable networks like that. And I could watch all my fave shows in syndicate – I think I’ve really seen every L&O, Cosby, Full House, Little House, Knight Rider (the original Kit), Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Kate and Alley, that there was ever made – because TV was such a big part of my life.
Now, thanks to not making a ton of money and wanting to send letters to people rather than have cable, I don’t watch much of it. The only channels I really miss are ESPN and the regular ones I can’t get (Fox and CBS) with my metal bunny ears. I still spend a lot of time on the computer or watching movies – but not near as much as I did with cable.
All that to say – this blog is not about television shows. This blog is about watching something infinitely more valuable. I went on the girltalk blog this morning in looking for their thoughts on prayer and came across this one that I thought was so valuable to me this morning. It is from about 2 years ago. This is the verse that they reference and here is another one I like.
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
What are you watching – expecting the Lord to do in His graciousness to you? Are you watching? Do you sometimes just pray thinking nothing will come of it – it is mere duty?
I said this morning to a friend “these days (meaning yesterday through the weekend) will be some of God moving big time in answer to prayer”. So far, He hasn’t answered exactly like I thought in one situation – but I want my complete joy to be in HIS Highest glory. That should be our goal. Watch – pray expectantly, earnestly! Communicate that with Him – and see what He does for His glory!