Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes Lord that I might see wondrous things from Your Word.
It truly is wonderful to know that when we talk to the Lord He hears us and answers us. We can share the most intimate secrets of our hearts with Him and He never turns His back on us, He never ignores our heart cry. He does not have an attitude of superiority even though He is holy and pure, true and altogether lovely, completely without sin…and expects us to be the same.
He is amazing the way He takes our lives and creates something of great beauty. He never leaves us alone while we go through our fiery trials, He is right there in the fire with us and His gentle hand is refining us, shaping us, and perfecting us that we might reflect the fullness of the Image of the Son. He is with us in the fire. He is with us and turns us at just the right moment when it feels like the fire is too hot.
He is walking with us as we go through the times of flood. In the rush of the mighty waters, He scoops us up into His arms and we stand, held upright as we push through the waters. We are never overcome! Our flesh may feel weak but He always strengthens us with the power of His mighty right hand.
There is a saying “seek His Face and not His hand”. While I was gazing into His holy Word and seeking His Face, He showed me how sometimes His hands move first in our behalf and we are not even aware of it!
His Hands Move First
Isaiah 26:7 The path of the righteous is level; O Upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
This is the effect of God’s hand upon our lives, moving and co-ordinating events for our blessing and benefit and many times, we are unaware of the hand of God moving on our behalf.
My heart is crying out, “Yes Lord! I will walk in the ways of your Law, I will obey your Word, and I will live in the perfect will you have planned for me. It may be hard to find the way sometimes but as I keep your Word in front of me, you will shine light upon the path you want me to take. In every circumstance of my life, it is your desire that I am successful.”