Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift from God, we are reminded from Psalm 143:10: "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God: may your good spirit lead me onto level ground. "
I wanted to share something that I am always praying to God about and I believe it's a question we all ask ourselves.... How often are we asking God to guide us to follow His will for our lives? How do we know if we are following His will? Let's explore this scripture today as I always share what I need to hear. Psalm 143:10 is a part of David's prayer for help from God in his time of distress.
David's enemies had been on his trail and he did what we all need to do in the time of trouble, he seeked God in prayer.
Too often we seek other people advise or opinions first but here we see David seeking God first.
David prayed for the desire to do God's will for He ask God to "teach him to do His will". David knew that God's will was best for him, therefore, he requested of God to be taught to do His will.
the greatest question we all have is what is god's will for my life and please lord let me walk in it. so of course we go to our absolute truth for the answer. the lord in his hour of deepest despair faced his trepidation over the upcoming suffering he would endure on the cross by praying for strength to do his father's will. Instead of letting fear overwhelm him or sink him into despair, Jesus dropped to his knees and prayed, "Father, not my will, but yours be done."We can follow Christ's example and humbly submit our looming concerns into our heavenly Father's secure hands. We can trust that God will be with us to help us through whatever we must endure. He knows what's ahead and always has our best interests in mind."take this cup from me, not my will but yours be done in the garden of gethesane. God has something to teach us and we are in desperate need of not only hearing it, but learning from it and obeying it with our whole heart.
The more we put into practice what God teaches us through His Word and His Holy Spirit, the more God reveals His will for us to us.
David’s request for God to answer him reveals that he is actually listening for God’s voice.
Waiting and expecting God to answer our prayer after we have prayed is very important, but the truth of the matter is that many people pray without expectation of an immediate answer or maybe no answer at all because of fear or doubt.
I want to point this out that when David prayed to God, he acknowledged Him as his God when he said "you are my God". Knowing that the Lord is his God gave David confidence and a wait with expectancy in knowing that his God would hear and answer him.
Prayers of expectancy are important and often neglected by us all. We pray but never wait for an answer. We get right up after prayer and go on about what we were doing before we prayed. We need to stay in our prayer position and wait on God because sometimes He answers us while we are yet praying.
i must examine myself and ask if I am truly waiting expectantly for an answer or am I off to the next activity.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them.
David calls on God to lead him by His "good spirit" onto God's path which is indeed level ground." David knew that he does not know the right path to take, but God alone knows.
When the enemy is on our trail we are in need of God's help! David has given us a model prayer to follow today.
Pray with expectancy!!! We must remember this!
God's Word promises that the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous will produce results.
Keep praying, keep trusting and keep believing.
Thank You Lord for hearing and answering our prayers in Jesus name!
Source: God's word, Holy Spirit, Christian Daily.