The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

Church of Christ

09/03/2008

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"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground" (Ps. 143:10).

Are we living in a close enough relationship with God? Is God really as close to us as He should be? As we read this verse, we see a man, David, who did live in that close relationship. As a matter of fact, he constantly asked God to be close to him. In verse one of this Psalm he says, "O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy." In verse seven he says, "Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails me."

In verse eight we see that David started his day by asking God to be with him."Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift my soul." Do we come that eagerly into God's presence each morning. David has set the tone for us. Lets look at some of David's requests. He asks the Lord to teach him.... He asks the Lord to lead him.... He says, "Cause me to hear you." It appears here that in our lives there should be a relationship between our hearing and obeying. Not only should our ears be tuned to hear Him, but our feet should be obedient to follow His directions.

In essence, David is asking God not only to be his teacher, but to be his guide..."Teach me."....."Lead me." David's confidence that God will do this is wrapped in the part of the verse that says, "for you are my God." Because of his assurance that the Lord was his God, he could trust God to TEACH HIM AND LEAD HIM!

Is this the way we are today? Do we want God as our teacher and guide? Do we want Him to TEACH US AND LEAD US?

It should be our prayer that He will teach us to do His will and lead us into conformity to it. It is more than knowing God's will; it is walking into obedience to it. We may not always know the way, but we know our Guide.

Have a great day....Make a difference.. Love mark Phil. 4:11

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