He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)
That’s exactly what I want you to do for me. What’s that? I want you to show me how to live. That’s not all. What else do you want me to do for you? Not only do I want you to show me how to live, I want you empower me to live according to your will. Do those seem like requests that I will begrudgingly answer for you? Or do those seem like requests that I will gladly and generously answer for you? These seem like requests that you will gladly and generously answer for me. Good answer. Why will I gladly and generously hear and answer these requests of yours? You want me to know you. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You have no desire to remain hidden and far off from me. You want me to be able to know and do your will. You want me to be able to live the life you have called me to live. Yes, I want all of these things for you. I want the very same things. That is very good.
How will I show myself to you? How have I shown myself to you? You have shown yourself to me in many ways. Name a few. You have shown yourself to me in prayer. You have shown yourself to me in worship. You have shown yourself to me as I have served you. You have shown yourself to me through the circumstances of life. I’m just scratching the surface. You have used people, and places and things to show yourself to me. Yes, I have used all of these to show myself to you. But what are the clearest ways that I have shown myself to you? You have shown yourself most clearly to me through your word, both written and living. You are referring to both the Bible and my Son. Yes, I am. What has my Son modeled for you? He has modeled meeting with you daily. Will you meet with me daily? Will you will meet with me daily in prayer and worship and service? Will you meet with me daily in my word? Will you listen carefully to me? Will you wait and watch for what I want to show you? Yes, I will. Then I will show you and empower you how to live. Then you will follow my Son’s example. Then you will learn and be empowered to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before me, just as He did. That is the desire of my heart and mind and life. That is very good.
Lord, my heart and mind and life are open to you. I invite you to show me how to live according to your will. I will meet with you daily in your word so you can teach and train and guard and guide me. Help me to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you. Amen
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