I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame, for I delight in your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:44-48 (NIV)
I want to live a different kind of life. What sort of life would that be? I want to live a life I couldn’t dream up. I want to live a life that I couldn’t imagine. I want to live a life that isn’t the product of my own thoughts. What do you want this different kind of life to be based on? I want my new and different and unimaginable life to be based on your word. I want your word to change everything about me. I want your word to make me able to think your thoughts. I want your word to make me able to speak your words. I want your word to make me able to do your will. In every way I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. That is very good. Yes, I think it is unimaginable. Why do you say that? I think you will lead to where I could not imagine. I think you will guide me to do the unthinkable. I don’t say this with dread or disdain. I don’t think this with reluctance and fear. No, I welcome your unimaginable and unthinkable. It is with joy that I ask you to use your word to change everything about me. I want to live and walk about in the freedom that only your word can provide and secure for me. I want to be able to do what only you can do in and through me by the power of your word. These are some bold and beautiful prayers that you are praying. You are asking for a lot from me. Yes, I am.
What will you do? Do you have a role in my hearing and answering these prayers of yours? Yes, I have a role. There is something I must do If I want these prayers to be heard and answered. What is that? I must follow and obey you. I must go where you lead me. I must do what you ask of me. What do you think I am asking of you right now? I think you are asking me to let your word dwell in me richly. You want me to take your word into my heart and mind and life. You want me to live my life according to your word. Will this be a hard and burdensome task for you? No, not at all, It is my joy to do what is pleasing to you. It is the desire of my life to live my life with and for you. I will follow and obey your word. I will meditate on your word day and night. I will allow your word to do its work in me. I will walk about in the freedom you give to me. Yes, you will. Then I will hear and answer all these prayers of yours.
Lord, I am so thankful for your word. I will follow and obey your word. I will joyfully seek out your word and meditate on it day and night. Use your word to change my thoughts, words and actions so I can walk about in freedom. Use my life to speak for you. Amen
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