Monday, June 23
Posted: Monday, June 23
One Year Bible Reading Guide:
2 Kings 4:18-5:27
Verse of the day:
O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help! Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering. (Psalm 141:1-2)
Psalm 141 is a prayer of David that we would do well to pray each morning before we start our day. David has learned through a lifetime of experience that he will accomplish nothing apart from the help of God. How often do we forget that simple truth? We dash off to our daily routine confident that we are ready to face the world. But are we? In truth, we should not even dare to set one foot out the door until we have fallen before God in a plea for help and mercy for the day.
We are reminded again that David is so human in the next couple of verses. How many times do we wish we could stuff our words back into our mouths? Once spoken, however, the damage is done. Even more importantly, we need to cry out to God to guard our hearts before we speak.
As Psalm 141 concludes, we hear David say, “My eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!” As this Psalm began, so it ends. David calls upon God as his only help and deliverance.
Remembering that God is greater than your heart, pray that God will guard your heart and keep you from compromising your Christian testimony. Then you too can offer up your prayers as an evening offering knowing that you done your best throughout the day.
Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor