S – Psalm 131:1 Lord , my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. :2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
O – David confronts himself and self examines. This is the least thing many of us want to do, but at times the major thing needed in our lives. He humbles himself to the point of being spilt out before God so nothing in his heart separates himself from his heavenly father. He examines his eyes so that he looks out through the perspective of God’s. He understands that so many details in his day are too hard for him to understand and he accepts this. He doesn’t get all worked up with the uncontrollable. He paints the most content metaphor of a child at rest after having received milk. Being a father myself of two boys this is easy for me to get. My boys would scream and are restless until….. their milk.
A – Do I have pride in my heart? Do I look in the mirror through my eyes and see any darkness? Am I worrying about details of my life that only God controls? Am I at rest and content? Perhaps we won’t rid any of those things until we allow God to give us our milk….. This only comes by positioning ourselves upward through prayer and his Word so he can give us our nourishment.
P – Father God I love you so much for your Word. I’m thankful I can receive the wisdom of the ages by spending time before you. I always leave your presence confident, at peace, comforted, and with a clearer understanding and perspective. Thank you for being a light unto my path and a lamp unto me feet. Help me to remain humble and to hold steady. Amen