“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25: 4-5

Armies through the centuries had one common challenge – waiting for supplies and orders! This issue was the challenge for generals, from Napoleon to Eisenhower! It is the same for the Christian life. We need supplies (daily) and instructions (daily) in order to grow in Christ.

The writer of Psalms knew and loved God’s law. He meditated on it day and night, but he realized that this was not enough. For spiritual understanding of the truth, and for the appropriate personal application of it to his own circumstances, he needed direct divine teaching. Waiting for guidance, instruction, all day, is a very blessed part of waiting upon God. As that becomes as common as breathing, we are able to embrace the real knowledge and faith of God as the one and only source of wisdom and goodness. Waiting on God then becomes our highest joy, and the natural and spontaneous response of our hearts to His forgiveness, acceptance and purpose.

What steps can I take to make this a daily part of my life?




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