Oh that my ways may be established to keep Your statutes! Psalm 119:5
This is my prayer everyday. Lord, please establish my ways to keep Your statutes. Draw a line and walk within Your boundary. Not to the left, not to the right, straight ahead at the pace that You have set for me.
To me this Scripture means keeping His Word always before me and being mindful that He is the ONE that establishes my ways.
I am not perfect. No one is. However, as we walk through this life day by day, we have a choice to yield and walk His Word out. Minute by minute and day by day. If we fail we repent and begin again.
My desire is to walk within the boundary that the Lord has established for me and be thankful that He loves me enough to establish His boundary for me.
What is your desire? What weight do you place on His Word? On His ability to establish you in all your ways?
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
Psalm 119:133 Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
Proverbs 4:26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord And your plans will be established.
Please Pray with me today and commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. Delight in His Word and His established boundary. He loves you with His everlasting and limitless Love. He is LOVE, True LOVE.
I pray His Blessing and Shalom over each and every one of you in Jesus name. Amen
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB)
Have you ever watched high flying acrobats swinging back and forth in a circus? It is so breathtaking to watch them release one swing in order fly toward the next one, and with great relief, to watch them grasp it safely. It seems in these verses that God is telling us we must let go of the former things of the past we are clinging to, so we can freely reach for the new things He is preparing for us; that we can’t even see yet! He is able to suddenly reveal the hidden road when we can’t see the way ahead of us and will even provide all we need in desperate places. Lord, help us let go of anything we are holding on to that keeps us from reaching for the new fulfilling things you have prepared for us. Help us to find your roadway in our wilderness and Your river of life in the desert places. Yes, Amen!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord… Jeremiah 29:11-14a (NKJV)
Have you ever felt like you messed up so bad that you are beyond forgiveness and undeserving of God’s love? Do your prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling and God’s presence feels impossible to find? Sometimes it can feel like God is playing Hide and Seek with us and is nowhere to be found. But, these verses assure us that God really does hear our prayers when we cry out to Him and that He longs to reveal Himself to us. Though it may be hard for us to fathom in the midst of our messed up situations, the truth is, our loving Father God harbors no thoughts of evil against us. These words express His longing to reveal His plans of extravagant goodness to us with a future full of hope. Be encouraged in this promise today that you will find the Lord when you pray and seek Him with all your heart.
Are you aware that there are things that God Hates? Yes, there sure are. When you stop to think about God and how much God Loves each of us. He sent His only begotten Son Jesus from Heaven to live here on earth, die a horrible death and rise again for our Salvation.
God didn’t make Salvation difficult. He made sure that His Word was written down, line by line and precept by precept. He literally told each of us all that we would ever need to know about what He likes and what He hates. What to do and how to do it. He gave us Feasts to Celebrate Him and told us how to Celebrate. How to honor Him.
God didn’t make it difficult.
Why then do so many people’s feet fun to Evil? For candy? For fun? For theater? For their own entertainment? God’s Word clearly says:
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)
Have you ever enjoyed a summer night of frogs croaking, crickets creaking and fireflies flitting? Or have you ever taken the time to look for pictures in the clouds or watched for falling stars in a dark night sky? Isn’t it interesting how much we can see and hear if we will take the time to be still. In stillness we may also have to face our encroaching fears, our emptiness or our feelings of being all alone. But, in this scripture God instructs us that we will find Him in the still and quiet place. Our Heavenly Father desires for us to cease from our struggles and striving to find the comfort, peace and rest we so long for in the stillness of His presence. Whatever we may be facing in the uncertainties and upheavals of this world our God declares in this scripture that He will be exalted above all else in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us and is our refuge. Selah means ponder and think of that!
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
Have you ever felt like a misfit, too different or unacceptable to others around you; among friends, at work or in your family? Sometimes it can be so hard to handle those inner voices that say, “You don’t fit”, ” Not good enough”, or “Never going to make it”. What an encouragement to find in this scripture what God has to say about you. You are a chosen one! You are a part of the elite inner circle with access to God— a Holy nation! And, you are part of a distinctive people that have accepted God’s invitation to come out of the dark, painful, depressing and hopeless places into the marvelous light of His love! So lift your heart, your hands and your voice to praise the Lord because you are a chosen, special one with the opportunity to display His goodness and glory to all those around you in this world! Thank You, Lord!
Have you ever been in a real jam? A situation that seems impossible? You have a choice to focus on the problem or set your will to lift your eyes to the LORD and focus on His solution to your problem.
The solution has been provided for you already. You have to focus on the LORD and receive His wisdom.
My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth and He will not allow my feet to slip. Psalm 121:2
Praise The LORD Most High Today and focus on Him. Life is Life and it really gets hard sometimes, BUT GOD!! He will make a way – Jesus IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH and LIFE.
John 14:6 (NASB) 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
You can trust in and rely on Him. He will lead you and guide you into all truth for your life. He will seperate you from the false and reveal the truth in every situation. He will restore your joy and He promises that He will be with you in trouble. John 16:33These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
So set your will to lift up your eyes to the LORD today, focus on Him. He’s got this because He has overcome the world. There is nothing that we will ever face that He has not already overccome. It really is all in what we choose to focus on.
And having chosen them, He called them to come to Him. And having called them, He gave them right standing with Himself. And having given them right standing, He gave them His glory. What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:30-31 (NLT)
In your childhood memories were you ever the unwanted and last one chosen when teams were picked to play games? Were you not invited and left out of some special event or overlooked for a promotion you worked so hard for? What a comfort to read in these verses that God has chosen us and has called us to come to Him. He can make all things right and He frees us from all wrongs, sorrows and sins. We are invited to stand close to Him in His righteousness! God goes on to declare that He extends to us His glory; as well as the joy of knowing His favor, goodness and presence is with us at all times. Lord, Jesus, touch the wounded places in our hearts and the sorrows in our memories with the power of your unconditional love and to know that we have been called to stand in your righteousness and glorious grace. Our God is for us! Amen!