Daily Devotion|Day 266
“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches” (Psalm 63:5-6, KJV).
Bed time should not always mean sleep time. Bed time should not mean television time or game time. You can turn bed time into worship time. Your bed is a special place. It is the place of rest and quietness. In a sense, bed time is sacred time. Quality bed time can enhance the overall quality of your life. Today, let’s talk about how you can use your bed time to greater advantage; specifically, how you can turn bed time into worship time. The Psalmist tells us how.
The Psalms are a great place to draw inspiration for simple, deep and authentic worship. In today’s passage, the Psalmist is speaking to God. He says, “I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” Meditation is worship. You are at your best when you are quiet. You are at your best when you are contemplating God. When you remember someone, it means the person is important to you. When the Psalmist says he remembers God upon his bed, he isn’t talking about fleeting thoughts. He is referring to a loving remembrance.
Love triggers remembrance. You remember those you love. If you love God, it is natural to remember Him often, especially in your quiet moments. Moreover, remembrance triggers meditation. When you remember someone, you have the choice of ignoring the thought or holding it in your mind for as long as you can. This is especially true of those you love dearly. You will know how much you love God by how often you remember Him – how often He is present in your thoughts. The Psalmist used his bed time as occasions for worship. He did this by remembering God on his bed and meditating on Him in the night hours – when all was quiet.
Bed time worship of God produced results for the Psalmist. He says, “my soul shall be satisfied with marrow and fatness.” This means when he remembered God and meditated on Him, it nourished his soul as one is nourished by rich food. Next, the Psalmist says, “my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips.” When you worship God in remembrance and meditation, it excites your soul. The result is, joy and praise flow from your lips. This is devotion. This is worship.
Your soul is satisfied when you turn your mind to your Maker. Don’t starve your soul. Nourish it. Turn some of your bed time into worship time.
Blessing: May the peace of God guard your heart and mind. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
For further study: Psalm 63:1-11