You Can’t Get There from Here
“To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night.” Psalm 92:2
When someone asks me for driving directions to Keswick my first question to them is “where are you coming from”? I suppose I could tell them where we are with a street address but even when you enter a destination on Map Quest it will have ask you your present position.
And so it goes with us, in order for me to move forward it’s always good to figure out where I am. It seems to me that God has a unique way of navigating us through life. At the end of the day if I can find myself declaring to Him “Your faithfulness every night”, I am finding myself positioned in trusting Him.
This Psalm is titled “A Song for the Sabbath day”, he tells us “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High”. It’s interesting that the Psalmist in verse two states he is “declaring” God’s lovingkindness in the morning. How often when I find myself focusing on God in the morning that my day will end up declaring His faithfulness at night. I take rest when I can relate to the writer and the fact that it’s not until I make it to the end of my day that I can declare the faithfulness of God. I know that God is always faithful, however to experience His faithfulness as our destination, it works well when our starting point is declaring His lovingkindness in the morning.
Sure you can proclaim God to be faithful without a thought of Him in the morning after a long and weary day when you lay your head down. The difference in a “safe and sound” journey is recognizing the lovingkindness of God before you start. It’s like getting to where you’re going without direction. For me, in order to walk in a way that ensures my position it has to start with a declaration of God’s lovingkindness. That word literally means to show mercy with kindness because of His love, to have God incline His ear to our hearts.
If you’re heading out this morning enter into your Map Quest the starting point of declaring God’s lovingkindness, otherwise expecting a peace-filled day without recognizing that, you may get a message of “You can’t get there from here”. Amen! Rob Russomano serves full-time at America’s Keswick and is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy
Think About This:Any theology that does not lead to song is, at a fundamental level, a flawed theology. —J.I. Packer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17