Wholly devoted

ATD 36The Word

“Let all that I am praise the Lord.” Psalm 104:1

Thought

Jesus was asked once which commandment was the greatest. His response was, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mk 12:29-31)

His words captured the essence of purpose and design for all within humanity. Our entire being is to be devoted in a lifestyle of worship which is our expression of love to God. While our salvation through Christ is based solely upon His free gift of grace, our response and manifestation to this great salvation is to be displayed in our complete abandonment to Him.

The Psalmist begins this entire poetical and musical offering with what appears to be a plea, pledge, and declaration, for his entire being to be consumed with adoration toward God.

Prayer

Let my day be filled with the sense and knowledge of Your presence as I ask of You, Lord, through Your facilitating Holy Spirit to cause no restraint of my being to declare my adoration of You. It is You, Lord God, that I praise. Amen.