“And the King’s servants said to the King, We are your servants, ready to do whatever my Lord the King commands.” 2 Samuel 15:15.
Begin at once; before you venture away from this quiet moment, ask your King to take you wholly into His service, and place all the hours of this day quite simply at His disposal, and ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints. Never mind about tomorrow; one day at a time is enough. Try it today, and see if it is not a day of strange, almost curious peace so sweet that when tomorrow comes you will be only too thankful to ask God to take care of it also. Soon you will fall into the habit of holding yourself simply and “wholly at God’s commandment for any manner of service.” “Being ready” implies that we are prepared and not taken by surprise. Let us ask Him to prepare us for all that He is preparing for us.
- F. R. Havergal
If we are not ready to do whatever He commands, how can we expect Him to do what we ask as we pray?