A Revived Soul

Sunday night our high school ministry, Momentum, was looking at Psalm 19.  What an awesome passage of scripture.  It speaks of the creation declaring the glory of God, the law revealing the character of God, and the prayer of the broken in response to such incredible truth.  In the middle of that there were two verses that both convicted and inspired me at the same time.  Psalm 19:7 and 9 say  "The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul...the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart" (ESV).  Now, I know that I believe that on an intellectual level, but I wonder if I really do practically.  How about you?  Here's the test.  If you're like me (and I suspect you are), then after a long day, a draining day, a day where you're D-O-N-E; when you finally are able to sit for a minute is our first response, "Finally, let's open the Bible and let God's truth inspire and motivate me again?"  Tell the truth now.  In my case it's too often, "Finally, I can flip on the TV and not do or think anything for a while."  Now please understand, I'm not anti-television or against relaxing and watching your favorite show or movie, but I wonder if we really believe what the psalmist just said, that God's word "revives the soul" and "rejoices the heart"?  I want to be revived.  I want a heart that exudes joy. Don't we all?  David tells us exactly where to find that.  Wouldn't it be a great experiment if we decided to test God in this?  Not in the sinful way of manipulating God to prove Himself, but in the "taste and see that the Lord is good" sort of way.  He is good.  Let's experience that truth together!

Mike