January 27, 2024

God, Be in My Head

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring out your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.—Psalm 37:5–7 NASB

Eager to seek God, Christians in Salisbury, England, more than 800 years ago developed a prayer and worship resource called the Sarum Primer. (Sarum comes from the Latin name for Salisbury.) These simple expressions of faith and commitment still speak to us today.

One of the powerful prayers from this primer was a cry for God to be present in every part of life. They prayed that He would be in their minds, thoughts, and what they looked at. They prayed for God to shape their vocabulary and direct the words they spoke. They wanted God to be in their hearts and souls—their feelings and emotions. This was a realization that they needed to surrender their lives to God. They needed His help in everything they did.

The same applies to you. What challenges will you face today? What problems will you encounter? What conflicts will arise? This simple prayer is a reminder to commit your life to God! Not just some things, but everything! Seek Him in everything. Trust in Him. Be confident that He is with you in every situation you face.

Right now, commit this day and everything you do and say to God. Surrender every thought. Dedicate your time and resources to Him. Ask for His wisdom. Believe in Him to provide all you need. Then be conscious of His presence every moment.

Reflection Question: What do you need to surrender to God today?

Prayer
Father, be in my life today. Be in my decisions, feelings, thoughts, words, and deeds. I seek to serve you in everything. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 37

Prayer
Father, be in my life today. Be in my decisions, feelings, thoughts, words, and deeds. I seek to serve you in everything. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 37