I Lift Up My Soul
With all there is to do, and all the stress in our modern world, our days and our attitudes can quickly spiral out of control.
This simple passage in Psalm 25 presents an invitation for us. An invitation for us to live each day in a better frame of mind. If we would follow after David in this and lift up our souls to God first thing in the morning, we could set up our days with Our Creator as Captain.
When our mornings are rushed we can become guilty of meaningless prayers as we run out the door. We may lift up our hands but not hand over our souls. When on the cross, Jesus said, into Thy hands I commit my spirit.
Lifting up, committing our souls to God, can and needs to be a daily practice. Going through our day without allowing God to hold and guide us is dangerous. However we slept, whatever the day brings, let us say with David, Unto Thee Lord do I lift up my soul.
"With my soul have I desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." Isaiah 26:9
Every day we have an opportunity fresh and new giving all our petitions, praise, and concerns to God. Then we can go out knowing that He has our life and day in His hands.
Am I giving my life to God each morning or starting the day with stress and fear?
O Lord, I lift up my soul to You. Be the Keeper Of My Life, the Guide Of My Day. I praise You for Your goodness and mercies that are new every morning. I need Thee every hour. I thank You.