“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.” (Psalm 5:3 NKJV)
I will not pray to You, and then look to man for an answer.
I will not cry out to You, and then look at my own feeble hands, as though they have the power to lift me up.
I will not voice my trust in You, and then look down in despair at my “not enough”.
I will not thank You for Your salvation, and then look to my own self-righteousness.
I will not give thanks for Your mercy, and then look upon others with scorn.
I will not call you King of Kings, and then look to earthly kings for my security and well being.
I will not sing “You alone are worthy”, and then cast my gaze to earthly idols.
I will not seek You for provision, and then look for another well from which to draw.
I will not ask Your forgiveness, and then turn my head in shame.
Though it may be but a whisper, You will hear my voice.
And then I will look up.