April, 24, 2017. Psalm 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87.
(Psalm 43:4) Then I will go to the alter of God, to God my exceeding joy; and on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.
When you say “I will” to God, you imply your friendship and submission to Him.
He wants you to say I will go and tell you of my sins, even though He already knows, God waits for your words, ready to forgive.
With God as your friend you will be able to converse and consult with Him. And because of who God is in this friendship, you can be all trusting when you go to Him and receive His direction.
When your heart is troubled and grieved, you are at ease to say I will share my heaviness with my God, the helper of your countenance. (Palm 43:5)
He wants to be the One you ask advice from in this troubled world. Why not start with the One who knows what’s best, and say I will choose to be led by Your light and Your truth. (Psalm 43:3a)
I will in cline my ear, as an inhabitant of this world, and lean in close to diligently listen to the song of His wisdom to give me understanding.
(Psalm 49:4a) I will incline my ear to a proverb.
Oh to say I will allow my heart and my flesh to be refreshed with The Living God. Having an appetite to only sit at God’s table, to be completely satisfied with the daily bread He wants to provide!
In each moment you can say I will run to God, because He can be the real gladness of your joy! Because in His presence there is a feeling of belonging that brings satisfaction. God placed this longing in you, and to only be satisfied by a relationship with Him.
I will say that You are where I get my strength for this long journey.
(Psalm 84:5) Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
And I will put my trust in You!!
(Psalm 84:12) O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!
When choosing these two “giving of your-self-words”, it can be like letting go of the reins and letting God guide you on life’s path.
Esher is the Hebrew word for blessed which means happy. We just read that blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.
When a consistent trust is in the Lord of hosts our hearts can say, I will choose to be happy, because I am blessed by the Most High Himself.
Won’t you sit with your maker and friend and offer Him your I will’s today and each new day?