Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
and I will observe it to the end.
Give me understanding, that I may keep Your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of Your commandments,
for I delight in it.
Turn my heart to Your decrees,
and not to selfish gain.
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
give me life in Your ways.
– Psalm 119:33-37 (NRSV)
How stiff and unyielding we can become
because of our pride
and our self-centeredness!
How determined we can be
to hang on to earthly pleasures
and to achieve our worldly targets;
to live our own lives
and conduct our business
in our own manner
– allowing not even God, to have a say!
True believers, on the other hand,
confide in God
and turn their hearts to His decrees
as they seek His counsel and direction
in everything they do
– in how they live their lives
and how they conduct their affairs.
Am I prepared to let God into all the aspects of my life?
Am I truly willing to listen to God’s voice,
other than to my own?
Am I able to discern God’s voice from my own?
Am I ready to bend
and to accept and do God’s will?
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Teach me, O God,
and bend my heart to Your will.