Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18 (NIV)
That is exactly what I need. What’s that? I need revelation from you. I need to hear from you. You know what to do if you want to hear from me. Yes, I do. Tell me what you know. I know that I will find you when I seek you with all my heart. I know that you will draw near to me as I draw near to you. I know that you will speak to me as I meet with you in your word. I know that I will hear from you as I stop and take time to quiet myself before you so I can listen to you. I know that you will generously give me your wisdom when I ask you for it. I also know that I am unlikely to hear from you as I race through life. I am certain that the noise and busyness of life will make it very difficult for me to hear from you. So, what will you do? Will you seek me with all your heart? Will you stop to hear from me? Will you turn your heart and mind toward me? Will you allow my word to speak into your life? Will you accept the wisdom that I want to generously give you? Yes Lord, I will.
What has my word done for you as you have received it into your heart and mind and life? Your word has guarded me. Your word has guided me. Your word has given me wisdom. Your word has kept me on track. Your word has kept me from going where I should not go. Your word has prevented me from doing what I should not do. Your word has brought my heart and mind and life into alignment with your will. Your word has helped me to do what is pleasing in your sight. Yes, my word has and will continue to do all these things for you.
But, you are a little desperate right now. You are in a bind. You are under attack. You are on the verge of becoming discouraged and depressed and downcast. Is this all true? Yes Lord, this is all true. Then this is a good opportunity for you to come to rely on me. Seek me with all your heart. Meet with me in my word. Receive the wisdom I want to give to you. Stop and listen carefully to me. Hear and receive and put into practice all that I will show you. Do what is pleasing in my sight. Keep on living the life that I have called you to live. Have faith. Will you place all your hope and faith and trust in me? Will you allow my word to guard and guide you? Yes Lord, I will. That is very good.
Lord, thank you for your word. Speak to me as I meet with you in your word. Show me what you want me to see. Help me to hear all you want to say to me. Guard and guide my life according to your word as I follow and obey you. Amen
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