In my reading this morning, one of the last sentences I read by Tony Evans has stuck with me: “What fasting and prayer does is lift our antenna toward the spiritual realm (God) to pick up the picture from heaven that we need to see in order to know what to do on earth.” There’s a lot up in the air right now, and here was a reminder of where to find my answer.
This took me to Psalm 109, where two almost bookend verses spoke to me. “My God (Elohei), whom I praise (Tehillati), do not remain silent…With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord; And in the midst of many I will praise Him.” (Ps 109:1, 30 NASB) I’m not to give in to numbness or what the world has to offer. I am to be in prayer to the Lord and read His Word for guidance, and then walk in the steps He shows me.
Elohei Tehillati, You are my strength and my song. I extol You because You have become my salvation. I give You praise because You are the one, true God. Who is like You among the gods? Who is like You in all of the earth? Who is majestic in holiness, awesome in praises and continually working wonders? Only You, Elohei Tehillati. You are deserving of my praise, and my adoration. Great are You, God, and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all else. I ascribe to You the glory that is due Your name and come before You in humble prayer to worship You, my Elohei Tehillati.