The last section from Psalm 119 struck a chord with me. Three verses in particular stuck out to me:
“May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous… Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” (verses 171-172, 175)
Worship is important to me, not just because it’s part of my job, but because I strive to make it a way of life. These verses tell me that the level of my worship (not just a song set, not just a service, but the worship that my life as a whole should be) is reflective of my understanding of and willingness to build my life around God’s Word.
This isn’t exactly a blinding revelation to me, but it really hit home to me at the end of this fast. I’m going to praise Him with more sincerity when I’m walking regularly with them than when I’m just hanging by a thread and grasping for him in desperation. I’m going to worship “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23) when I’m tied in to Him.
My prayer for myself is for these verses from Psalm 119 to apply to me without a doubt…