Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.
Psalm 119: 33-40 NLT
The struggle to follow God continues.
Are you wrestling with any of these in your life at the moment?
Looking for happiness anywhere but with God and God’s word.
More eager for money than for God.
Wanting to buy, buy, buy items that are essentially worthless in God’s eyes.
Continuing to act in shameful ways, despite knowing how they lead you away from God.
The psalmist asks God to give them instruction, understanding, eagerness, life and reassurance. God is willing to give all those to us as well.
God, how I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness. Give me your joy, your eagerness, your worth, your guidance in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Copyright Amelia G. Sims 2012