Do you ever feel you have wandered off course only to hear the Lord let you know you are really right on track, right where He wants you to be? That’s how it is for me today as I settle down to answer a few of the Bible study questions in Beckoned by the King.
The chapter I am currently working on is Psalm 119:121-128 – the Hebrew alphabet at the beginning of these stanzas is ‘Ayin’ and it is likened to a fountain of water.
In September He inspired me to ask Him for a word for each month that would cause growth in my character and walk with Him. September was peace and October was gladness. I wasn’t sure about November, I thought maybe rest but that’s not it.
He has given me the word ‘no’. And it fits so incredibly well with the chapter and the questions ‘Would you say you are becoming more sensitive to the working of Holy Spirit in your life?’ and
‘Has your soul learned how to submit to the word of God in a quicker fashion than before you began this study?’
No to negative self talk
No to fear, doubt and worry
No to impatience
No to words not spoken in love
No to all those niggling qualities that take away from the best me. The me God planned and created me to be.
He planned for me to trust Him. He reveals His character and nature to me throughout the Bible.
Will I take the time to prioritize and make reading His love story to me the most important part of my day?
He planned for me to love Him. He reveals the strength of His love throughout the Bible.
Will I let Him whisper love words to my heart?
Will I silence the other voices clamoring to be heard and just lean in against His breast and listen?
He planned for me to be like Him. He created me in His image.
Will I allow Him to continue to mold and shape me and fashion me with His glory?
This is how my soul learns to submit to the word of God.
This is how I become more sensitive to the working of Holy Spirit in my life.
He fills our hearts with faith and teaches us how to view circumstances through the eyes of our heart.
Can you hear the excitement in His voice, feel His hand resting upon you as He speaks His word in season to your heart? It is a joy to His heart as we willingly yield to His slightest touch for our turning means we have chosen submission to the word of our King.
In the fire I have learned Your faithfulness. Your truth burns in my belly, the dross of my life is removed in the furnace of affliction.
I have stayed myself upon You, moving only in response to Your call to come, to come nearer still and immerse myself in the love of the Father. This has become the focused goal of my heart, the purpose that drives my life.
Your love alone has readied me, steadies me to meet the love in Your gaze as You look at me. I know that I am transparent before You~ I can hide nothing~ yet all You see is beauty.
You beautify me with Your salvation and Your joy in me gives me reason to rejoice.
You have come to me, Your word is true and faithful, a reflection of Your character.
Would You teach me discernment, to see with the eyes of a faith-filled heart? Would You so impact my heart with a deep understanding of Your ways, Your principles, Your unchanging laws? Would you then deal with me, God, disciplining me when I break Your law?
Dear reader, do you dare stand with me and ask the same questions of the Lord? Will you share some of the ways He is changing you and helping you to be the man or woman who more closely resembles Him?
With you in His palm,