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Teach Me Your Way, O LORD

May 30, 2013

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Teach Me  Your Way,  O  LORD

When we feel  like we have  too many different problems  all at once,  we simply don’t know where  to turn.     Our heart  and mind  can feel overloaded  and divided  over what  to do next.     The way  to go  does not seem clear  and we don’t have a clue  as to what  is the most right.

Whatever we do,  we need  to do it  according to the principles  our Lord  has laid down  for us  in His word.     Foremost,  we need  to go forth  in faith,  hope,  and love.     In all things  we need to do what is righteous,  just,  and honors  our Savior.     All that is because  the LORD alone  is God.     There is no other LORD  or God  of any sort — never has been  and never will be.     We are  in His hands  as He leads  and carries us  through each test — and that is mighty good  and comforting.

As King David faced his enemies  and problems,  he confessed  his weakness  and dependence  upon the LORD.     Then he prayed  in Psalm 86:11-13,

Teach me  Your way,  O LORD;
I will walk  in Your truth;
Unite my heart  to fear  Your name.
I will give thanks  to You,  O Lord  my God,  with all my heart,
And will glorify  Your name forever.
For Your lovingkindness  toward me  is great,
And You  have delivered  my soul  from the depths  of Sheol.

The only way  we’ll ever come out right  is to let the LORD  teach us  the lessons  He knows  that we need  to help us mature  as growing children  of God — so we pray,  “Teach me  Your way,  O LORD.”     Because  we are children,  we don’t see  or understand  what is happening  the way God sees  and understands.    Putting our whole trust  in God  can seem  like a big step,  because we don’t have a clue  how things  will proceed.     That is why David fervently prayed,

Unite my heart  to fear  Your name.

We need God  to settle us down  and lead us  to totally respect  His saving love  and almighty being.     To have a united heart  is to have all  of our knowledge  about God  and His sacrificial love  for us  join together  to face the one truth  that  “God causes all things  to work together  for good  to those  who love God.”   ( Romans 8:28 )     God is our eternal Savior.

When we  “fear”  God’s name,  we totally respect Him  for who He is —  our Creator,  Sustainer,  and Redeemer.     There is no other  that we should  turn to  for help,  because there is no greater love  or power.     To turn  to the one and only LORD God  is to show Him the respect  that is due  to His holy name.     We truly need  a united heart  that respects  God’s holiness in every situation.

God will deliver us  in His special way  that leads to eternal life,  and we will praise Him  for the awesomeness  of all that He does.

With united hearts,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You for saving us  and helping us grow  in faith,  hope,  and love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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