It’s been one of those days…you know, the ones where you think to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t even thought of getting out bed.” You finally make it to the point where no one else has an idea of what you should be doing with your time: what do you decide to do?
If you are like me, there’s a really good chance that whatever you just answered you would do is an idol – something you use to give you peace, comfort, or escape – things you should be turning to God for. I’ve been reading and assimilating a really good book lately; Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller. One way to root out these idols is to ‘rejoice in the Lord always.’ “To rejoice is to treasure a thing, to assess its value to you, to reflect on its beauty and importance until your heart rests in it and tastes the sweetness of it. Rejoicing is a way of praising God until the heart is sweetened and rested, and until it relaxes its grip on anything else that it thinks it needs.” (p. 173)
I’d like to challenge you to take a little time to do just that. Pull out your Bible and read through Psalm 34. Here are a few of songs that also may help you in this endeavor. May God grant you an unrelenting grip on Him!