As I opened my Youversion app this morning, I looked into the mirror and saw a familiar face. If used properly, the word of God is a mirror that allows us to see ourselves and to reflect.
Today’s verse —From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the name of the Lord will be praised (KJV)—transported me back in time to a prayer circle where I first heard this Psalm.
There was a woman whose prayers always included Psalm 113:3. It must’ve been her anchor. It pairs nicely with 1 Thessalonians 5:17, which prompts us to pray without ceasing. Each time I see or hear these two verses, I’m prompted to pray for that woman and my dad.
My dad’s birthday is May 17th, so I searched each book of the Bible for a fitting 5:17 verse to attach to his birthday so I could remember both.
I haven’t done this for everyone I love just yet, but I plan to. You might be wondering whether this is something you could do—whether it’s worth your time—whether it really even matters. Well, here’s the deal: getting into a practice of looking into the mirror for truth is a good practice. The more you look and study, the clearer your reflection. Also, it matters to God when we immerse ourselves in his word—watch the scales fall from your eyes as you come face-to-face with living water.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. Choose what is better. Seek God while he can be found. From east to west and from dawn to dusk, chase after him and praise his holy name. Blessings, y’all!