Friday, March 8, 2019
“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead, me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of My salvation; for you I wait all day long.” [Psalm 25:1, 4-5]
You might remember a time before google maps, Waze or other electronic navigational helps. I know I do. I used to rely on the Thomas Guide to get to places that I had never been before. But, sometimes even the Thomas Guide couldn’t help. So, I’d stop and ask for help, usually at a gas station or convenience store near where I thought I was going. What about you? Were you willing to stop and ask for directions? The psalmist has stopped and is even willing to wait all day long for directions from God. What about you? Are you willingly to stop and seek help from God, even if you have to wait patiently? Sometimes our self-reliance gets in the way of being open to God’s teachings and leading. We often think we know best and forget to seek God’s guidance. Lent is a time for us to seek anew God’s way. Take some time to stop and listen for the still small voice of God throughout this Lenten season.
Teach me and lead me, O Lord. I often do not know the way, but that doesn’t stop me from going. I barrel ahead without even realizing I may be on a crash course with disaster. So, lead me in your truth; the truth of your transformational love for my life and the lives of others. Teach me to wait expectantly for your word for my life, O Lord. Amen.