#4756 – Awake My Soul

Good morning people who speak yourself into the right confession of your lips.

Psalms 57:7-8 NIV My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

David wrote this while on the run from Saul who was trying to kill him. This was an exceptionally difficult time, and it was even worse because Saul was one who had previously been so for David and had been proud of him.

But like Paul and Silas in prison, David turned his attention to God and made worship his weapon! David fixed his eyes on God and was determined to keep his heart steadfast on how good God is.

David knew that there would be times when this was not easy, nor was it the automatic response from his lips. This is why he clearly speaks to himself and tells himself to “Awake, my soul!”

Sometimes we need to speak to ourselves, and even command ourselves to come into alignment with truth, and from this place, stir up worship to flow from our heart.

I love the last few words David wrote: “I will awaken the dawn.”

I read this and picture David waking up the new day with a song of praise! He wasn’t even going to wait until later in the morning. No! I’m going to kick this day off right, even before the sun rises!

May this be the way that we all choose to live.