I want to share two things from today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan. The first is Psalm 25:5, which I have shared before and is so powerful that it bears repeating, as often as necessary!
Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
When we ASK Him ANYTHING that is according to His will, then He hears us! IF He hears us, we HAVE the petitions that we asked of Him! How do I know that? 1 John 5:14-15 tells us so!
SO, KNOWING that it IS His will that we know and understand His Word, when we ask Him to teach us, He most certainly will! THEN it is up to us to put that Word into practice! Be obedient to it, and we will see the results that He has promised. AMEN! The second thing that I want to share with you today is this, also from Psalm 25. Verse 14:
The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
We know from Isaiah 55:8-9 that God's thoughts and ways are much higher than our natural, human thoughts and ways! They MUST be, because HE is GOD ALMIGHTY! BUT, we, as born again children of God, have the right AND the ability to know His thoughts and ways because the Spirit of Almighty God lives IN us! He is there to teach us the Word, bring things to our remembrance and to show us things to come! The key to walking with Holy Spirit in this manner is found in verse 14 above! We must fear HIM! That means to revere and worship Him! We must spend time in intimate fellowship with Him, with the attitude of praise, thanksgiving and worship! This involves personal time, NOT just the worship service on Sunday in church! Your personal understanding of the Word depends on your personal time in His presence! When WE are faithful to get into that 'holy of holies' then HE is ALWAYS faithful to meet us there! AMEN! Here is Hillsong Worship with one of my very favorite new songs "What A Beautiful Name":
Shalom in Him!