Psalm 5 – A Perfect Start to Each Day
I decided that for a while at least I am going to post Psalms, or parts of Psalms, in order. Since I posted Psalm 4 last week I went to Psalm 5 to decide whether I wanted to post all of it or just part.
The whole Psalm is wonderful, and isn’t terribly long so I could have posted it all. But I decided to just post the first stanza consisting of the first three verses. I love these three verses because they remind me of how I should start each morning in prayer. Whether I have a problem I know I will be facing that day or it’s just an ordinary day, the first thing I should do is place my concerns and requests before God. And then what? “Wait in expectation.” Once I’ve laid my concerns and requests at the feet of Jesus, I should expect that He will deal with them in a way that is best for me and for all His people. Then I can go about my day assured that my concerns are in His hands.
For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David.
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.
When our first words in the morning are “Good morning, Lord” the day is off to a good start. Even while attending to the “must-do’s” of early morning, our thoughts can be centered on what the Lord is going to achieve through us that day – and “waiting in expectation”
I am often amazed at how the Lord “stretches” our time through the day when we give a special time to Him FIRST.
Thanks for the reminder Linda.
Thank you, Linda
Here you have showed the simple steps (that we so often ignore)… I try to find Him first thing in the morning but sometimes I am in such a hurry I find I miss the waiting in expectation part. You can be sure though, that I will find Him at the first sign of trouble!
Thanks for the reminder of the proper order of things. 🙂
Life goes best (always) when I start the day and end the day in prayer. When I get preoccupied and inconsistant, it shows. Thanks for the great scripture reminder.
Jim, You are so welcome! It was a good reminder for me, too. 🙂 Inconsistency is definitely something I struggle with as well, so I know exactly what you mean. Peace, Linda
I love the psalms, Linda, and this is a wonderful idea! It is here, more than any other book in the bible, that I have learned of the character of God. He hears, and we can wait in expectation for Him to respond!
Karla, That is true, that much of the character of God, as well as the relationship He desires to have with us, is revealed in the Psalms. I am so glad I started Psalm Sunday this year because it means every week I look closely at another Psalm without fail. Peace, Linda
The day goes better when we give our day to the Lord!
April, That has certainly been my experience! Peace, Linda