Psalm 143:8 may capture it best:
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Two things make up everyone's everyday: receptivity and productivity. We are creatures who constantly take in and put out. We absorb and we exude.
The question is what will it be?
The psalmist tells us the best way to start.
The Battle Is On
David writes as a man in turmoil. The enemy has pursued his soul (Psalm 143:3). His spirit is blacking out. His heart is appalled (Psalm 143:4). Don’t picture him waking up mid-morning at a cozy B&B. It's more like a battle, and his enemy is in motion.
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