Posts Tagged ‘ Guidance ’

A Psalm Prayer

ApplesGuard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings… Psalm 17:8 NRSV

Wise people let the Bible’s words inspire them and draw them closer to God. Let’s take the psalmist’s words and make them into a prayer we can pray today:

O God,

You created me. You formed me in my mother’s womb.

Then you redeemed me. You touched me with grace, and filled my life with love. Now I am one of your own. You are my heavenly Father.

Enfold me in your love. Let your presence pour over me like a refreshing spring. Let your goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life.

Then let your shadow wrap around me and give me safe refuge. Keep watch over me as a shepherd watches over his sheep, and as a father watches over his most precious children.

Guard and guide me, so that I might ever serve you, and come to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Amen! 

 

Which Way Do I Go?

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. Psalm 25:9 (NRSV)

MP900405652[1]Have you ever come to a fork in the road of life and asked God which way to go? Have you ever felt like you were walking in the dark and you needed God to light your way? Have you ever felt frozen by indecision and cried out to God for guidance?

We would all probably say, “Yes” to most of those questions. We know what it is like to feel lost and confused. We’ve been uncertain about where to go or what to do next. It’s in those moments that we are most likely to call on God, and to ask the Lord for help.

The question is, who does God help? Who does God lead? In Psalm 25, David gives us the answer. God leads the humble. He shows the humble what is right, and God reveals God’s own ways to them.

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Why is that? Perhaps it is because the humble know they don’t have all the answers. They recognize their own inadequacies and their need for   God. They are open to help, always ready and willing to look beyond themselves to God for guidance and for strength.

In other words, the humble are aware, and they are open. The humble know their strengths and their vulnerabilities. They also know God. They know that God is more than adequate to make up for all their inadequacies. They know that God holds the keys to their future, and to the destiny of humankind.

The humble are aware.

Knowing all that, they leave themselves open. Open to the wisdom that created the universe. Open to the mercy and love that redeems human hearts. Open to the guiding hand that holds the future.

The humble stay open.

Humility leaves us aware of God, and open to receiving what God wants  to give. Humility opens the door of our minds to God, allowing God’s truth to saturate our minds. In a word, humility makes us teachable. That’s a good thing because those who can be taught can be led.

Why not let God lead you today. Stand humbly before the Lord and ask for help.

God will light your way with truth, and gently lead you on!

Stay Open and Aware Today!

Prayer:

God, you know the way I need to go. You know which turns to take and which roads to avoid. I want to walk in your ways. Help me to stay open to your truth and to the leading of your Spirit. Keep me aware of your presence and power, and humble enough to always follow you.

Amen!

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