Teach me your ways.
“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth” (Psalm 86:11)
Here I’m focusing on the wonderful request of verse 11 for God to teach us his ways. In any trial, a teachable heart is essential. Ask God what you should be learning about Him and about yourself in the difficult situation because there is truth in his ways. Most of us instinctively pray for quick deliverance, but David prays that he will learn God’s ways so that in his trials he will walk in obedience to God’s truth. He prays that his loyalty will not be scattered or divided, but rather be united or single-minded in God’s truth.
Have you ever heard the saying, “the truth shall set you free”? I’m pretty sure that saying comes from the Bible because walking in God’s truth we see the truth come alive in us — in our priorities, in our relationships, and in our heart’s.
God doesn’t expect us to just figure it out on our own. He wants us to rely on his teaching and ask him for wisdom and guidance. Start with, “God, teach me your way” and then fill in the blanks with whatever it is you need his guidance on.
If we are willing to be taught, the Lord will use various means for our enlightenment.
Tune in for Day 5 tomorrow with a prayer on strength.
P.S If anyone has any prayer requests please make them known via comments or email and I’d be pleased to make my requests for you known.