I am determined, O God! I am determined! I will sing and praise you! Awake, my soul! Awake, O stringed instrument and harp! I will wake up at dawn!
Psalms 57:7-8 NET
Everyday brings new challenges and concerns. This is true today and this has been true throughout history.
But no matter what the day brings, no matter where we are in history, the Christian’s response should be to turn to God and worship Him as Almighty God.
This isn’t done on Sunday mornings! This is done every morning. David says here that he wakes up in the morning, determined and confident to seek God. Not only that, he does it with music and praise. He stirs himself up! Awake! Awake!
It’s time to wake up and put God first. Everything else… EVERYTHING else…for the believer, is second.
Don’t let the things of this world, the material things and the things that come up in your mind, take your time away from the Lord.
Get up and seek Him! Arrange your time to meet with Him daily! Go to bed earlier, turn off the TV, turn off your cellphone. Do whatever it takes to seek Him!
Don’t let your relationship with God be one that only gets attention when the going gets tough. That is not really the heart of someone who loves God. No, that is the case of someone who is selfish and only want things their way.
Instead, spend time with Him daily. Make an appointment, invest in your relationship, be a lover of God.
He is always there waiting for you!
Lord, thank You that I have the privilege to come close and worship You. I desire to always put You first. Help me to be released from the hold of this world and seek You with all my might.