from Jan Ross
Sunday, December 3, 2000
"Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for
in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should
walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee." (Psalm 143:8)
There are so many lessons for us
to learn in the Psalms. The psalmists, whether David or
others, are very open about their real life situations as well
as their dependence upon the Lord for strength, support,
guidance, comfort, etc.
In today's verse, the psalmist
makes a point of daily submitting his will to the Lord and
declaring his trust in the Lord for that day. But not only
is he praying asking for God's guidance, he is letting us know
that God speaks to him daily also. "Let me hear thy
loving kindness in the morning" indicates that there's a
relationship . . . a two-way conversation occurring every
morning when he arises.
Intimacy is a part of our
relationship with the Lord; but it cannot be a one-way street!
There has to be two-way communication! Not in loud,
audible words, but in that small, still voice which speaks to
our innermost man. Talk to the Lord . . . then, listen
intently as He allows you to hear his "loving kindness"
in the morning . . . anytime when you pray!
Don't be in such a rush that you
forget to "be still" and hear the voice of your
Shepherd leading you step by step, day by day, causing you to
know the path wherein you should walk!
Father, "Cause me to hear thy
loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me
to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee." Lord, I am depending upon You to lead me,
guide me, and show me how to walk today. I pray that my
heart be attentive to that small, still voice of Your Spirit
which speaks as I learn to be still in Your presence! I
love You, Lord, for Your mercies are new every morning! Amen!
Have a blessed day!