I Remember the Days Of Old
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands. I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Psalm 143:5-6 NKJV
Many of us are too busy. We’re too busy doing too many things, good things, things that are often for ministry and/or helping others, but we may miss some important tasks. In this case it’s time thinking about Him.
The term “muse” isn’t one we use very often. Many modern versions use the word “ponder.” The meaning in Hebrew means to “ponder or converse with oneself aloud.” We might say to deeply consider or to weigh a matter etc. Obviously, this is way more than just giving God a casual or passing thought.
So we must ask ourselves the question; how often do we take some time and seriously think about Him and His works? I don’t mean just thinking about and reminding Him of all our needs, but deeply weighing the complexity of His creation or the wonder of life itself. Do we spend any time in amazement of His mighty works? Or is the overwhelming about of time we our thinking about God really a long list of things we want Him to do for us?
I have a friend of mine that can find the wonder of God in such simple things. He’ll often just stop while he is walking outside and be so moved over the beauty of a flower. He sees the beauty of God’s Glory in simple things way more than I do. But he takes time to muse or ponder over the wonders of God’s creation. He makes a point to see look at God’s creation and see His works.
In verse 6, the Psalmist says “I spread out my hands to You.” Of course there is a literal meaning here, but I also think this implies a mindset of being totally open to Him. To be a person totally surrendered to Him. It is something we often say that we are surrendered to Him, but are we, really? I’m thinking this has an application which I am just beginning to appreciate. Letting go of my desires and longing for Him in every area of my life.
What does that really look like, being totally open to him?
That’s just something else to “muse” today.
Blessings my Friends!