I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable. I’m ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich. I hate lies—can’t stand them!— but I love what you have revealed. Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits— no stumbling around in the dark for them. I wait expectantly for your salvation; GOD, I do what you tell me. My soul guards and keeps all your instructions— oh, how much I love them! I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; my life’s an open book before you. Psalm 119:161-168 (MSG)
What has my word revealed to you? How can I answer that question? Does that seem like a difficult question to you? No, it is not a difficult question. It is a question that has an almost unlimited amount of answers. Your word has done so much for me. Good, then you will have no difficulty in beginning to answer my question. I know that you cannot completely answer my question. Let me start by saying that I love your word. It is my joy and delight to hear from you. I am so thankful that you speak to me through your word. Your word has richly blessed my life. Being able to hear your instructions and follow your guidance has made me feel like I have struck it rich. Living by your counsel is guarding my life. Your word has made it so I will not stumble around in the darkness of this world. Your word has made me able to know and live by the truth. The entire course of my life is being guided by your word. How am I doing? Am I answering your question well, so far? Yes, you are doing very well, keep going. Yes, I feel like I have only begun. Your word is changing my heart. Your word is transforming my mind. Your word is forming all my thoughts, words and actions. Your word is making me able to stand against temptation and resist evil. Most importantly, your word has made me able to know and love and follow and serve you. Your word has shown me that you are both my Savior and Lord. Your word has shown me that I am your child. I have been adopted in your family. You have made me to be your own. There was a celebration in heaven on the day I turned my life over to you. I can keep going. That’s good. Hearing your word, has strengthened my faith. Your word is guiding my prayers. Your word has made me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Your word has helped me to shine brightly for you in the darkness of this world. Your word has filled my heart with thanksgiving and praise to you. Yes, my word has done all these things and many more for you. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, thank you for your word. I love to hear you speaking to me. Your word has been guarding and guiding the entire course of my life. I will receive your instruction and follow your direction as I abide by your counsel. Thank you for all your goodness to me. Amen
Key Question… How has God’s word kept you from stumbling around in the darkness of this world?
Living It Out… Allow God’s word to guard and guide the course of your life.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God’s word will guard and guide the course of your life as you abide by His counsel.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are relying on God’s word to guard and guide you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow God’s word to guard and guide your life as you abide by His counsel.
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