Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word. Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. I am only a foreigner in the land. Don’t hide your commands from me! I am always overwhelmed with a desire for your regulations. You rebuke the arrogant; those who wander from your commands are cursed. Don’t let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your laws. Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees. Your laws please me; they give me wise advice. Psalm 119:17-24 (NLT)
Open Your Eyes
Would you like me to open your eyes? Would you like to be to see wonderful things in my word? Would you like my word to guide the course of your life? Would you like my word to richly bless your life? Would you like to receive wise and timely advice from my word? Yes, I want you to open my eyes. I don’t want to fail to see what you want to show me. I want your word to guide the course of my life. I want your word to richly bless my life. I want to receive all the timely and wise advice you will give me from your word. Your desires are good. What must you do if you want all these things to be true for you? Well, the first and most obvious thing I must do is to ask you to open my eyes. I must humbly admit that I need your help to see what you want to show me. I am not naturally wise or observant or insightful. Much of the time, I am oblivious to what you are doing in and around me. I am more than a little dense at times. To say that spiritual insight does not come naturally to me would be a great understatement. So, step one is to ask for your help. That is what I’m asking. Open my eyes. I will hear and answer that request of yours. What else must you do if you want to see wonderful things from my word? Well, step two is just as obvious as step one. If I want your word to bless my life, I must meet with you in it. If I don’t meet with you in your word, I certainly cannot expect to receive any blessing from it. Only as I meet with you in your word will I receive wisdom and instruction and guidance. Only as I meet with you in your word can I be guided by it. That is true. So, I have a second request. Give me a hunger and thirst for your word. Give me a desire for your word that is all consuming. Give me a passionate desire to hear from you. This is also a prayer that I will hear and answer. Thank you, Lord. It will be my joy to meet with you daily in your word. That will be very good.
Lord, as I meet with you in your word, open my eyes so I can see all that you want to show me. As I meditate on your word, help me to receive the wise advice you want to give me. Give me a hunger for your word. Help me to live my life according to your word. Amen
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