I love reading Psalms. I love reading it any time of the day, but especially in the morning, when the day is new and the sun is rising. David is one of my favorite heroes of the Bible. To me, he’s so real, so human, and yet in the midst of his strife, he’s still looking to God for guidance and searching for God’s will in his life.
“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” Psalm 143:8
This passage should be our prayer every morning. 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 your unfailing love 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 “lovingkindness” in the morning . . . anytime when you pray!
Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you all.