Early this morning, I read the words of the priest in Psalm 119:147:
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
As you know, I love concise writing; in fact, this week, I’m teaching my students the art of the “micro-message.” It’s a way of condensing writing down. It’s a technique to make writing memorable, repeatable, and teachable to others. Think of the smallest kind of writing like the hashtag or the tweet. That’s a micro-message.
I think of the micro-messages I carry in my heart from scripture–even down to the verbs I love like Seated, Guarded, Included, and now Chosen– and this little verse summarizes my life lately.
I rise. I cry out. I hope. More specifically, I put my hope in scripture. I believe scripture.
I believe that what God promises in the Bible, He will fulfill in our lives.
I love the simplicity of Psalm 119:147.